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Published by Karma Barndon in www.miningmagazine.com
The Boomer M20 has a heavy-duty hose-less boom to minimise unplanned stops for hose repairs.
Hydraulic hoses typically get battered about during underground work, with falling rocks and debris and continuous wear against tunnel floors and walls leading to constant hose repairs.
Going hose-less keeps the rig running for longer.
The Boomer M20 cuts costs by 25% and increased productivity by 40%.
The rig comes with on-board automation features, tele-remote capabilities and digital drill plans, with the operator able to adjust and download drill plans at the mine face instead of at surface.
The tele-remote capabilities keep operators a safe distance away from the tunnel face and keep production going over shift changes.
In the cab, operators can use the multi-functional joysticks to always keep their eyes on the task, with the cabin stacked with noise and vibration dampening materials to keep noise level as low as 65 decibels.