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Product description

The Pit Viper 275 rotary blasthole drill rig has become a mining industry staple, thanks to its proven performance and reliability.


With a 75,000 lbs (34 tonnes) bit load capacity, the durable PV-275 is designed for adaptability — so it easily fits into any drilling operation. It was originally used primarily in coal overburden drilling due to the 70,000 lbf (311 kN) of pulldown it provides to a rotary tricone bit up to 10-5/8 in (270 mm). Today, the PV-275 has also expanded into hard rock applications such as copper and iron mines. 


If technology, productivity and long asset life with the lowest total cost of ownership are on your list of priorities, look no further than the Pit Viper series. Equipped with a standard Rig Control System (RCS) operating platform, the PV-275 sets the bar for efficiency.


The standard Rig Control System (RCS) provides on board automation capability as part of the standard drill package to help deliver safety and productivity. With RCS you can run automation with an operator on board with options like auto drill and auto level or you can run with the operator off the drill with the optional BenchREMOTE package allowing one operator to run one or multiple units. With the RCS system on Pit Vipers you can even achieve your ambition of fully autonomous drilling with almost no human interaction with the drill.


Main application area

Rotary blasthole drilling

Drilling method

Rotary and DTH - Multi-Pass

Product family

Pit Viper

Single-pass depth

11,3 m

Maximum hole depth

59,4 m

Weight on bit

34 808 kg

Pulldown capacity

0 kN - 311 kN

Pullback capacity

0 kN - 156 kN


Product variations apply. See brochure for more information.

Extra Capacity

The Pit Viper 275 can now be configured with the XC package (eXtra Capacity) to provide 42.5 tonnes (85,000 lbs) bit load capacity. Along with our proven list of options, the perfect PV-275XC can be configured for your specific application. The PV-275XC takes the industry-leading Pit Viper 275 to another level of productivity and reliability, ultimately contributing to the lowest total cost of ownership in the blast hole drilling industry in its class. Epiroc’s PV-275XC delivers a hole diameter range up to 270 mm (10 5/8 in) in both the multi pass and single pass. RCS 5 provides a foundation to add new functionality and options later without a major rebuild of the machine. Autonomous drilling can be implemented with almost no human interaction with the drill.