VersaDrill Canada unveils all-round rig

VersaDrill Canada has launched its new multifunctional drill, the GT8, at the PDAC convention in Toronto, Canada
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The VersaDrill GT8 mounted on a Prinoth tracked vehicle on show at PDAC

Staff reporter

A culmination of over three years of research and product development, the VersaDrill GT8 is designed to be a powerful, versatile, robust and reliable piece of equipment, the manufacturer said. The new rig, while dedicated to environmental and geotechnical drilling, has the specifications to perform mineral core drilling.

VersaDrill Canada’s president Mario Rouillier explained: “Our industry is going through a tough time, yet companies have to deliver results. VersaDrill’s management team consists of drillers who know this reality too well. The GT8 was designed to be a perfect fit to get around the ups and downs of both the geotechnical and mineral fields.”

According to VersaDrill Canada, whether used for geotechnical projects, environmental works, diamond drilling or reverse-circulation and down-the-hole drilling, the GT8 delivers results.

The GT8 has a drilling capacity of up to 1,970ft (600m) with a maximum torque of 8,270ft-lb (11,210Nm). It is built with reliable and simple components for affordable maintenance and continued operation under all conditions, the company added.

At PDAC, the VersaDrill GT8 was mounted on a Prinoth tracked vehicle, a solution that allows drillers to get access to restricted areas.