Developed for quarrying and construction, Epiroc describe their new rig as ‘a smart rig for smarter operators’
EPIROC have launched a new flagship radio-remote drill rig, the SmartROC T25 R. Developed for construction and quarrying, and based on a whole new platform, the compact rig is said to offer a number of valuable features such as an exceptional coverage area, excellent terrainability, application versatility and a smart Rig Control System (RCS) which future-proofs digital functions and helps to reduce the rig’s climate impact through fuel savings.
‘We are really excited to present this drill rig to the market,’ said Marcus Leü, global product manager at Epiroc. ‘The SmartROC T25 R has the possibility to lead the way within its segment; with its optimized coverage area, excellent terrainability, application versatility and the smart RCS control system, this rig can make a real difference to our customers’ productivity.’
The available boom options include a turning radius of either 45/45 or 90/90. This can be combined with a 5.5m or 6.1m boom system, giving the new SmartROC T25 R coverage areas of 28m2 (45/45) and 45m2 (90/90) respectively. These features are matched with a rotation unit which provides 360° feed swing and a boom geometry that allows the ability to drill right next to the machine, giving the SmartROC T25 R an excellent coverage area.
In addition, a low centre of gravity, wide crawler spacing and a boom system with good manoeuvrability means the new SmartROC T25 has excellent terrainability. According to Epiroc, the well-balanced rig with enhanced stability delivers a safe work environment and improved productivity.
Moreover, to ensure that environmental impact is as low as possible, the rig utilizes a much-reduced amount of hydraulic oil, whilst fuel consumption is optimized thanks to the smart RCS control system.
Epiroc say the SmartROC T25 R also offers application versatility. The new 180° boom swing angle, which can be combined with a 360° feed swing angle device (hydraulic rollover) together with three different feed lengths, steel or rubber tracks and compact transport dimensions, creates possibilities for new drilling applications and new markets for the user.
‘We have listened to our customers and developed a rig that will provide the operator with a wide range of valuable features,’ continued Mr Leü. ‘The SmartROC T25 R offers a service-friendly design with easy access to important components. Fuel consumption has been optimized, and the rig is extremely powerful in relation to its size, which allows for use in demanding applications in confined spaces. The rig is designed to be the obvious choice for operators within this segment, a rig that will make their working day a lot easier.’