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Skelair adds Marini Giraffa rig

30 Sep 14 Ground engineering and rock drilling specialist Skelair International has diversified its UK hire fleet with the addition of a new Baby Giraffa drill rig from Italian manufacturer Marini.

The Baby Giraffa
The Baby Giraffa

The Baby Giraffa is a hydraulic self-propelled crawler drilling unit for rock anchoring and soil reinforcement. It weighs 13 tonnes and is powered by a 140hp engine.

Skelair will offer it for hire as well as for its own contract drilling division.

Skelair sales director Chris Neighbour said: “With the civil engineering and construction industry continuing to pick up pace, it's really important that we are equipped to respond with the right machines at the right time.  As one of only two of these machines in the UK, we anticipate high demand for its use - particularly where access and manoeuvre of a rig is limited and there are weight restrictions."

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