Epiroc introduces the Pit Viper 270 XC series blasthole drilling rig

Press release

September 30, 2019

Epiroc introduced the Pit Viper 270 XC series blasthole drilling rig.

The Pit Viper 270 series, a mining industry staple can now be configured with the XC package (where XC stands for eXtra Capacity) to provide 85,000 lb (42.5 tons) bit load capacity. The PV-270 XC takes the industry-leading Pit Viper 270 series to another level of productivity and reliability, ultimately contributing to the lowest total cost of ownership in the blasthole drilling industry in its class.

Epiroc’s PV-270 XC series delivers a hole diameter range up to 311 mm (12.25 in.). This is available in both the multi pass and single pass offering which provides a clean hole of 16.8 m (55 ft) and 18 m (59 ft). The PV-270 XC builds on the high industry standard of performance and innovation of the Pit Viper 270 series. Epiroc has worked towards understanding the customer needs to deliver “more venom” for your operation.

With the Epiroc Rig Control System, the PV-270 XC can be run with an operator on-board using options such as AutoDrill and AutoLevel — or it can be run with the operator off the drill with the optional BenchREMOTE package, enabling one operator to run one or multiple units. It provides a foundation to add new functionality and options later without a major rebuild of the machine. Autonomous drilling can be implemented with almost no human interaction with the drill.

“Since the first introduction of the Pit Viper 270 rig, Epiroc have successfully deployed over 500 Pit Viper 270 rigs in the mining environment,” – says Heino Hammann, Product Line Manager – Blasthole at Epiroc Drilling Solutions. “We will continue to inspire while leading in innovation – the Pit Viper 270, a true proven partner for your mining needs.”



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