CZM introduces new LR95 long reach drill rig


CZM Foundation Equipment recently introduced the LR95, the latest addition to the company’s long reach series of machines. 

The long reach series is a unique CZM design that brings the high performance of CZM’s EK line to a boom mounted set up with increased reach. The LR95 is the longest reach drill rig of its class on the market.   

 The LR95 is mounted on a Caterpillar 330 next generation excavator base. This machine is powered by a Cat C7.1 Tier 4 Final engine that delivers 273 horsepower and more than 105,000-foot pounds of torque. 

As well, the LR95 features a maximum drilling diameter of 3.35 metres, a standard drilling depth of 16.2 metres, a main winch pull line of 12,300 kg with two gears for high speed and pulling force, and an operation weight of 44 tonnes. 

The rotary offers three operation and spinoff speeds as well as automatic gear shifting. This model has a maximum reach of 3.83 metres and is ideal for drilling utility work, transmission and distribution, substation work and limited access jobs.   

The long reach machines are equipped with a specially designed boom with two lift cylinders allowing for a higher torque and crowd force to be applied to the tool. Interlocking Kelly bars make it efficient to drill in rock and hard soil.

Furthermore, round friction bars are also available for high production in softer soils.   

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The LR95 drill rig can be transported in one load, with the Kelly bar on and can be set up easily without the need for support equipment. 

Like all CZM models, the LR95 comes equipped with real-time telematics which allows for remote monitoring and adjusting of drilling parameters, diagnostics, maintenance and troubleshooting.

All CZM models come equipped with a host of next gen drilling features such as touchscreen display, auto drill, auto mast level, auto crowd and return to centre.  

The control system includes a touchscreen display that provides information on torque and rotary speeds, drilling depth, mast inclination X/Y axis, main winch pulling force and crowd force.

The LR95 is also available with a lighting package, refuelling pump, a cold weather startup package, fine filtration system as well as tool and O ring kits.