Atlas Copco has said that it has developed its new Flexiroc T25 R drill rig to meet demand from contractors in the infrastructure sector for greater speed and efficiency.
The new T25 R rig is designed to drill hole diameters of between 45mm and 57mm but can also be adapted for drilling 38mm to 64mm diameter holes.
According to Atlas Copco, the T25 R offers all of the advantages of the larger Flexiroc T30 R but with the COP 1435 rock drill which it says is a tophammer that is perfectly matched to small-hole drilling tasks.
The company has said that the COP 1435 is a high frequency rock drill equipped with a double dampening system to ensure long life for both shank adapters and drill rods. Together with the Flexiroc T25 R it develops 1 kW, making the rig a perfect choice for foundation drilling, trenching and, to a certain extent, road construction.
“A number of large infrastructure projects are either underway or being planned right now, not least in the Nordic countries, and this, together with the growth and expansion of the big cities, is generating an increasing amount of drilling and blasting work,” said Atlas Copco product manager Marcus Leu.
“As a result, the contractors need to have a wide hole range for small to medium-large blasting work, particularly in and around densely populated areas, and this new rig gives them this capability.”