Selix Equipment Inc. — along with Sandvik — will officially launch the Ranger DX900i rig in Canada at Expo Grands Travaux in Montreal.
The new Ranger DX900i is equipped with 290-degree reach, enabling drilling coverage of 55 square metres, which saves working time and minimizes the need to reposition the rig.
Despite the rig’s ability to rotate, its counterweight structure ensures stability by maintaining weight opposite the boom. Ranger DXi rigs are extremely mobile, thanks to a low centre of gravity and high tramming power.
“We look forward to seeing our customers at the Expo Grands Travaux to check out the revolutionary generation of Ranger DXi top hammer surface drill rigs with the most powerful rock drill in its class,” said Mario Roussel, general manager of Selix Equipment Inc. “Sandvik intelligence features and a counterweight, revolving superstructure enabling ultimate stability. The visitors will also get an opportunity to try the brand new DXi simulator at EXPO.”
The rig’s new iCab cabin features operator ergonomics and low cabin noise. The new user interface has been developed based on several customer trials. The new cabin also features room for a trainer behind the operator seat. Thanks to a long and successful co-operation with VTT, Finnish Technical Research Center, Sandvik has been able to lower the noise emission to levels never before seen in this type of drill rig.
Expo Grands Travaux is one of the largest events of its type in Canada. The event makes its return to the Olympic Stadium in Montreal April 27 and 28. The heavy equipment show is held every two years and features more than 200 exhibitors.
Selix will launch the rig at Expo Grands Travaux on April 27, in Booth 5,000.
Selix Equipment Inc., an Equipment Sales and Service (ESS) company, is a supplier a of drilling equipment, equipment parts, based in Ottawa.