Celtic Rock Services has been using Klemm rigs for around 35 years and the new arrival is an upgrade from the previous model. It will be used mostly for mini-piling and drilling rock anchors.
Managing director Alwyn Thomas said: “We have found that due to the size and specific qualities of the drill we can do jobs that some other companies are unable to get to.”
The Klemm KR500 has an 1800mm-long drill mast. The KH4 rotary drive enables drill rods of 500mm and the manually actuated mast swing of 45 degrees to either side enables drilling operations to be carried out within minimum space requirements. The optional PP47D power pack has a system pressure of up to 250 bar and its output levels reach 48.1kw.
The machine was supplied by Skelair International.