"It's lighter and shorter, which makes it much easier for the guys to handle. But above all, it's faster."
The mine’s iron ore is a tough chal-lenge and the equipment is subjected to constant wear and tear. However, things have improved considerably over the past year with the arrival on site of a brand new type of DTH hammer – COP 66. It is Secoroc’s newest addition to the COP family and is the successor to the well established and widely used COP 64 Gold.
COP 64 Gold has a solid reputation for speed, reliability and productivity, which has made it a firm favorite among drilling and blasting companies for more than a decade. It was therefore not without some scepticism that the drillers at Gruvberget put the newest addition to the test.