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Pit Viper 271 drill rig

Product description

The Pit Viper 271 is the drill that put the Pit Viper series on the map. It operates in almost every surface mining application out there - gold, copper, coal, iron ore, phosphate, silver - you name it, the PV-271 has probably drilled it.


When it comes to drilling single-pass holes up to 18 m (59 ft) with diameters up to 270 mm (10-5/8 in), the PV-271 has proven itself time and time again. With a 34 ton (75,000 lbs) bit load capacity, the PV-271 has probably drilled it.


The Pit Viper 271 features a patented cable feed system with automatic tensioning for improved component life and low total cost of operation, and options for both diesel and electric powerpack make the PV-271 a flexible option for any type of operation. 


Main application area

Rotary blasthole drilling

Drilling method

Rotary Single-pass and DTH

Product family

Pit Viper

Single-pass depth

16,8 m

Maximum hole depth

32 m

Weight on bit

34 809 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 271 can now be configured with the XC package (eXtra Capacity) to provide 42.5 tons (85,000 lbs) bit load capacity. Along with our proven list of options, the perfect PV-271XC can be configured for your specific application. The PV-270XC 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-270XC series delivers a hole diameter range up to 270 mm (10 5/8 inches). This is available in both 16.8 m (55 ft) and 18 m (59 ft) tower. The PV-271XC builds on the high industry standard of performance and innovation of the Pit Viper 270 series.


Epiroc Pit Viper 271 rotary blasthole drill rig