Atlas Copco's new rig promises speed and efficiency

Atlas Copco has launched the FlexiROC T25 R surface drilling rig to meet growing demands at infrastructure project sites - particularly for speed and efficiency.
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The new FlexiROC T25, which is designed for hole diameters of 45-57mm but can also be used in the 38-64mm range, offers the same advantages as the larger FlexiROC T30 R, with the addition of the COP 1435 rock drill, a top hammer that is matched to small-hole drilling tasks.

The COP 1435 is a high-frequency rock drill equipped with a double dampening system to ensure long life for both shank adapters and drill rods. Together with the FlexiROC T25 R, it develops 14kW, making the rig a suitable choice for foundation drilling, trenching and, to a certain extent, road construction.

Product manager Marcus Leu said: "A number of large infrastructure projects are either underway or being planned right now, not least in the Nordic countries, and this, together with the growth and expansion of the big cities, is generating an increasing amount of drilling and blasting work.

"As a result, the contractors need to have a wide hole range for small to medium-large blasting work, particularly in and around densely populated areas, and this new rig gives them this capability."

The company has stated that like the larger FlexiROC T30 R, the FlexiROC T25 R is based on a well proven design platform developed in the 90s and which has since been successively updated and refined.

Even though it has been produced initially for the Scandinavian market, the FlexiROC T25 R will be available worldwide.

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