SUDBURY, Ontario - Atlas Copco has introduced a new face drilling rig for narrow tunnels and drifts, the Boomer T1 D. This is the successor of the proven Boomer 104, and it retains the features a capabilities of the older version, and offers a wide range of improvements and upgrades aimed at increasing productivity, safety and operator comfort.
The Boomer T1 D is fitted with a clean, powerful Tier 3 engine to boost tramming speeds. The frame has been strengthened and the centre of gravity lowered. The boom suspension system has been engineered to reduce stress on the machine, thereby increasing service life. But when service is scheduled, the new drill has more accessible service points than its predecessor. An ergonomic cabin with better visibility can supplied as an option.
The first Boomer T1 D was tested at the Lovisa lead-zinc mine in Sweden. Since introducing the machine to the Canadian market earlier this year, Atlas Copco says it already has four orders from this country.
Additional details are available at www.AtlasCopco.com.