September 8, 2021
"Epiroc took this initiative to develop a new sturdy, reliable and cost-effective solution. We have a rich history in water well drill segment with DB- and TH– water well rigs series. The new VA20 drill inherits the well-known Epiroc’s quality. With its robustness, ease of operation and lower operating cost, VA20 will be a true win-win solution for our water well customers."
The VA20 rig offers customers the unique flexibility to select the preferred carrier to create the right configurations for their drilling operation. Customers can purchase the VA20 along with truck assembled at factory or as a module to easily mount it locally on the truck of their choice.
Equipped with a rugged rotary head featuring a single hydraulic motor drive for rotary and DTH drilling, the VA20 can reach depths up to 280 m (900 ft) with 165 mm (6 ½ in.) final diameter. The drill rig offers 10.8 kN (23,800 pounds) of pullback force and 5.09 kN (11,600 pounds) of pulldown force as well as a table opening of 270 mm (10.6 in.). A highly efficient cable feed system can trip out of the hole at speeds around 84 m (275 feet) per minute.
The manual single rod loader facilitates the rod operations directly from the rod box, therefore increasing safety.
The Atlas Copco C146 air compressor is configured with a two-stage rotary screw airend producing 28.3 m3/min @ 20.6 bar pressure (1,000 cfm flow @ 300 psi) for DTH drilling needs and can be disengaged (manual de-clutch system) to increase fuel economy up to 30%.
"The VA20 drill rig is rigorously field tested and proven for water well drilling application. It has field proven fuel efficiency (liters/meter or feet), higher drilling speeds and safety over conventional drills. We have carefully built in many efficiencies in this machine for our customers that will help them keep the investment at the lowest while getting faster returns."
Epiroc’s water well drilling rigs are designed for safety, reliability and productivity with products to serve all of your drilling needs. Delivering superior performance in the most efficient and cost-effective manner, Epiroc drill rigs are the driving force in your business.
Epiroc is a leading global productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and produces innovative, safe and sustainable drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools. The company also provides world-class service and solutions for automation and interoperability. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of BSEK 41 in 2019 and has more than 14 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in more than 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.
Epiroc’s Surface division develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of rock drilling equipment for use in surface mining, exploration, construction, quarries, as well as water well and oil and gas applications worldwide. The division has production in Sweden, the United States, China, India and Japan. Learn more at www.epiroc.com