Why you need a rock drill
Drilling through rock isn’t easy, but with the right equipment, it can be effortless. For quarry work, the most efficient way through the rock is with drilling and blasting, and for this, you need a machine that’s reliable, with high penetration rates, and excellent fuel economy.
Rock drills rigs are also widely used in road construction, making it easy to remove rock for the road base and to allow access for the road itself.
The specific quarry drill equipment needed will vary according to the surface you’re drilling through and the type of project, but if you need advice on the best machine to use, we can give you specialist recommendations.
Popular used rock drill models
The features of the machines vary, but they are all simple to use, versatile and good value – especially when we find you the best price.
Used Sandvik rock drills for sale
Sandvik offer some of the best high-performance rock drill models on the market, with excellent reliability thanks to the Caterpillar engine.
We can recommend the Sandvik DX680, DX700, DX780, DX800 top hammer rock drills, having supplied many of them to our clients. The the power, precision and versatility of these surface rigs is impressive, and they have increasingly sophisticated features as you move up through the models.
These smaller models have an operating weight of about 12.5tons, which is perfect for smaller quarry and road construction work. We also offer the larger Sandvik DP1500, with a weight of 19.2tons for more intense quarrying and mining with higher drill rates.
We ship drills all over the world
With customers spread across the globe, our used blast hole drills are exported to quarries in Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Oman, Kenya, Tanzania, Burkina Faso, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Senegal, Guyana, Nigeria, the Philippines, Colombia and Trinidad.
If you’re in any of these countries, our reliable contacts mean we can even help arrange the refurbishment or servicing of impact hammers and drifters locally to you, with a supplier we’ve used before – just get in touch and we can sort it out.