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CZM introduces long reach rig to fleet

Industry News
Written by Piling Canada
October 2019

CZM Foundation Equipment recently introduced a long reach (LR) option to their fleet.

The LR version of these machines will serve applications such as sound bearing walls, transmission lines and utilities, drilling on a steep slope and difficult to reach holes. These machines will be offered on Caterpillar and John Deere bases. The LR65 will be mounted on a CAT 330 (or equivalent) and the LR125 and LR160 will be offered on a CAT 336 (or equivalent). The machines also have a specially-designed boom with two lift cylinders which allows for a higher torque and crowd force to be applied to the tool, which aligned with locking interlock kelly bars, makes it efficient on rock and hard soil drilling. Round friction bars are also available for high production on softer soils. All these models will have extendable and longer undercarriages. This really makes a big difference on the stability and performance of the machine.

The largest model, the EK160, will have a torque of 155,000 ft-lb., a maximum drilling speed of 32 revolutions per minute and spin-off of 120 rpm, 41,000 lb. of effective main winch line pull and 45,000 lb. of crowd force with an operating weight of 110,000 lb. All the machines come equipped with a service winch, CZM’s technology package which includes auto gear shifting, drill lock and auto crowd, auto level, return to centre, telematics and other functions. The LR160 and LR125 are in production and the first units of each went into operation in August.

Training and service support are provided by CZM and equipment is available for rental, direct sale or rental/purchase options. 🍁

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