SOURCE: Sandvik | January 18, 2024
Sandvik have received their largest-ever single order for surface drill rigs, valued at SEK248 (£18.8 million). The order from US-based Sandvik dealer Country Boy Supply LLC was booked in the fourth quarter of 2023 and deliveries are scheduled to start in the first quarter of this year.
The order from Country Boy Supply (CBS) consists of 34 surface drill rigs to replace their current contractor fleet in Georgia and Tennessee, with automation being a key feature in the fleet upgrade as part of the equipment will be equipped with Sandvik AutoMine readiness.
The record-setting order includes 16 Leopard DI650i drills, six Leopard DI550 drills, five Pantera DP1600i drills, three Ranger DX800 drills, three Ranger DX700 drills, and one Pantera DP1500i drill.
The intelligent surface drill rigs from Sandvik will be used for production drilling in various large quarries or open pit mines, as well as construction work sites. Designed to work in the toughest operating conditions, the rigs combine power with precision and are designed for efficiency and operator comfort.
‘We are very pleased to deepen our partnership with Country Boy Supply and deliver the most productive and powerful surface drill rigs available to upgrade their fleet. This partnership will further strengthen our position in the surface drilling solutions market,’ said Mats Eriksson, president of Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions.
‘These new drill rigs will help increase profitability and productivity over their lifecycle. Automation will be a key feature in the fleet upgrade as some of the drills will be equipped with AutoMine readiness. We look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand to add value to CBS’ business.’
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