Sandvik introduces 2700 class underground drills for small to mid-size applications

Sandvik's new 2700 class underground drills include a four-wheel drive undercarrier for fast tramming and easier access to small drifts.

Last year Sandvik launched its Sandvik DD2710 single-boom drill for development in small to mid-size underground hard rock mines. This successful launch is now followed by the Sandvik DS2710 rock support drill and the Sandvik DL2710 and DL2720 longhole drills in the same small to mid-size applications range.

The new Sandvik 2700 class underground drills are field-proven equipment that deliver reliable and productive performance at low operating costs.

Fitted with field- and time-tested rock drills, booms with large drilling and bolting coverage, mechanized bolting system and rod handlers, the Sandvik 2700 class of products ensure shorter round and cycle times, higher productivity and lower operating cost.

This new series offers a great price-to-performance ratio for 2.7 x 2.7 meter drifts, and comes with comprehensive parts and service support to provide Sandvik customers true peace of mind. These drills will help mines achieve higher productivity, better safety and lower operating costs.

A compact four-wheel drive undercarrier offers fast tramming and good gradeability in ramps and easier access to small drifts. This results in better operational efficiency, reducing time spent in moving the unit in the mine.

A FOPS-certified safety canopy and high-performance LED lights ensure good visibility in all directions, put the controls within easy reach and offer safe access to the operating platform – making the working environment safe and ergonomic.

Most daily service and maintenance can be done from the ground level, and there is an automatic shutdown system that protects equipment and helps ensure safety.