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DRILL: VersaDrill unveils new GT8 at PDAC

TORONTO – VersaDrill Canada unveiled its new, multi-functional GT8 drill earlier today in Toronto. Culminating over three years of research and product development, the VersaDrill GT8 is a powerful, versatile, robust and reliable piece of equipment that will ultimately allow customers to optimize their drilling programs.

Dedicated to environmental and geotechnical drilling, the new rig has the required specifications to perform core mineral drilling.

Entirely designed and manufactured in Canada, the GT8 is a compact and sturdy rig suitable for geotechnical projects, environmental works, diamond drilling or RC and DTH drilling, the GT8 delivers results and solves the need many companies have, which is to remain active and productive in a more difficult economic context.

Thanks to VersaDrill’s world renowned drill head, the powerful and multifunctional GT8 has a drilling capacity of up to 600 metres with a maximum torque of 8 270 foot-pounds. It is built with reliable and simple components for affordable maintenance and continued operation under any conditions.

The GT8 mounted on a Prinoth tracked vehicle is a solution that allows drillers to get access to restricted areas in no time. The combination promises faster coring while saving money and reducing the environmental footprint.

VersaDrill Canada of Val d’Or, QC, manufactures multi-purpose, high-quality diamond drills. Visit  

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