Komatsu invests in surface drills

Komatsu invests in surface drills

Komatsu is accelerating the development of smaller drills for surface mining applications

Development

01 MARCH 2018
Caterpillar introduces MD6250 drill

Caterpillar introduces MD6250 drill

Caterpillar has announced the new Cat MD6250 blasthole drill at CONEXPO

Development

07 MARCH 2017
New Cat MD6420C rotary drill

New Cat MD6420C rotary drill

One of the main attractions at Caterpillar's MINExpo display was the Cat MD6420C drill

Development

07 OCTOBER 2016
Rotary technology combo triumphs in Australia

Rotary technology combo triumphs in Australia

The combination of rotary and percussion drilling technology is producing some impressive results

Development

24 MARCH 2016
New series of rotary bits from Sandvik

New series of rotary bits from Sandvik

The Sandvik RR221 is the latest update in the complete rotary blasthole bit range from Sandvik

Development

04 DECEMBER 2015
Continuing at full blast

Continuing at full blast

Rotary drill-rig manufacturers are adding new features to their blasthole-rig ranges

Development

21 MAY 2015
New Sandvik blasthole drill rig

New Sandvik blasthole drill rig

Sandvik Mining has launched the first in its next-generation series of rotary and DTH drills

Development

27 FEBRUARY 2015
New undercarriage for Cat MD6640 drill

New undercarriage for Cat MD6640 drill

Caterpillar has upgraded the MD6640 rotary drill with the new Cat 390 excavator undercarriage

Development

19 FEBRUARY 2015
Cat drills set operating records at Ravensworth

Cat drills set operating records at Ravensworth

Two new Cat MD6420B rotary drills have been cutting their teeth at Glencore's Ravensworth coal mine in...

Case studies

18 FEBRUARY 2015
Hard rock calling

Hard rock calling

Eric Wilkinson, drills product manager at Joy Global Surface Mining, talks us through key design features...

Equipment

23 MAY 2014

Rotary rigs evolve

Carly Lovejoy asked three key rotary drill-rig manufacturers about the design of their blasthole drill...

Equipment

29 MARCH 2012