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Epiroc Pit Viper 316 rotary blasthole drill rig

Product description

As mining becomes more challenging and the location of minerals becomes deeper, the Pit Viper 316 rotary blasthole drill rig answers the call to meet deep drilling requirements extremely efficiently.


The Pit Viper 316 takes everything that makes the Pit Viper series stand out and makes it even better. The large, ergonomic cab offers excellent visibility and operator comfort — it's like getting an upgrade to first class on your flight. With a 110,000 lbs (50 tonnes) bit load capacity and Epiroc’s Rig Control System (RCS) standard, the Pit Viper 316 can add unsurpassed productivity to your mining operations.


The Pit Viper 316 is one of the most efficient tricone drills available for drilling 229 mm to 311 mm (9 in to 12-1/4 in) holes. The live tower is capable of clean hole single-pass drilling to depths of up to 14.3 m (47 ft) with bit changing above deck, or multi-pass drilling to a total depth of 90.5 m (297 ft) using a 5-rod carousel with 15.2 m (50 ft) rods.


The Pit Viper 316 offers reliable, customer-preferred features from previous rigs in the Pit Viper series, including the hydraulic top-head drive rotary head, the automatically tensioned hydraulic cable feed system, and hydraulic-powered breakout tools.


Main application area

Rotary blasthole drilling

Drilling method

Rotary - Multi-Pass

Product family

Pit Viper

Single-pass depth

14,3 m

Maximum hole depth

90,5 m

Weight on bit

49 895 kg

Pulldown capacity

0 kN - 445 kN

Pullback capacity

0 kN - 330 kN


Product variations apply. See brochure for more information.