Mincon drilling equipment ready for use in US solar installation market

International rock drilling equipment manufacturer Mincon is releasing a series of compact modular drill mast and drilling rig systems that complement the company’s existing solutions.

In addition to targeting existing markets for mining, quarrying, construction, water and geothermal well drilling, Mincon’s new Rock Drill package solutions will also be tailored to customers in the solar installation market.

“The introduction of these modular systems is a great step forward for Mincon, allowing new customers to affordably enter the rock-drilling industry and benefit from the performance and efficiency of our class-leading solutions,” said Joe Purcell, CEO, Mincon Group.

Mincon’s new Rock Drill mast attachments offer drillers entry into the market by letting them add a Mincon drilling solution to their existing equipment, whether it’s an excavator, skid steer or any other compatible carrier machine. Mincon’s standalone drilling rigs in the Rock Drill range are self-powered systems for customers who want to expand their fleet with dedicated drilling solutions that have a smaller footprint than conventional drill rigs.

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The full Rock Drill product line comprises three drill rigs and five drilling mast attachments. The R405, R412, R512 drill rigs use a sub-90 horsepower powerplant and are compatible with 3 in., 5 in. and 10. in drill rods, respectively.

Simon Duck, Senior Engineer, Integrated Systems, Mincon Group, said:
“As drillers, our engineering philosophy has always been centered on the end user’s needs: equipment that’s easy to use, with low maintenance costs, utilizing readily available off-the-shelf parts. Our aim has been to include innovative simplicity in our solutions, which ultimately makes them tougher and last longer.”

Mincon has continued development and engineering on the original designs to provide functionality and reduce environmental impact during manufacturing.

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