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Epiroc introduces the Pit Viper 270 XC series blasthole drilling rig – a proven partner for mining needs

Garland, Texas, USA: Epiroc, an industry leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, introduces the Pit Viper 270 XC series that delivers application flexibility, fuel-efficient performance and enhanced safety with outstanding operator comfort and ease of maintenance.
Rotary blasthole rig Pit Viper 271
The Pit Viper 270 series, a mining industry staple can now be configured with the XC package (where XC stands for eXtra Capacity) to provide 85,000 lb (42.5 tons) bit load capacity. Along with our proven list of options, the perfect PV-270 XC can be configured for your specific application. The PV-270 XC takes the industry-leading Pit Viper 270 series to another level of productivity and reliability. Ultimately contributing to the lowest total cost of ownership in the blasthole drilling industry in its class.

Epiroc’s PV-270 XC series delivers a hole diameter range up to 12 ¼ inches (311mm). This is available in both the multi pass and single pass offering which provides a clean hole of 55 ft (16.8m) and 59 ft (18m). The PV-270 XC builds on the high industry standard of performance and innovation of the Pit Viper 270 series. Epiroc has worked towards understanding the customer needs to deliver “more venom” for your operation.

With the Epiroc Rig Control System, the PV-270 XC can be run with an operator on-board using options such as AutoDrill and AutoLevel — or it can be run with the operator off the drill with the optional BenchREMOTE package, enabling one operator to run one or multiple units. It 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.

“Since the first introduction of the Pit Viper 270 rig, Epiroc have successfully deployed over 500 Pit Viper 270 rigs in the mining environment,” – says Heino Hammann, Product Line Manager – Blasthole at Epiroc Drilling Solutions. “We will continue to inspire while leading in innovation – the Pit Viper 270, a true proven partner for your mining needs.”

Press release from Epiroc Drilling Solutions LLC
For further information, please contact:
Evgenia Kulikova, Global Brand and Communications Manager,

Heino Hammann, Product Line Manager – Blasthole,

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

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 energy applications worldwide. The division has production in Sweden, the United States, China, India and Japan. Learn more at



2019 International Press release