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DDH1 Drilling currently operates Australia’s largest fleet of modern, state-of-the-art drilling rigs with best-in-class safety standards supported by a professional and well-trained workforce. Quality, safety and continuous improvement are our top priorities and we go to great lengths to ensure all of our equipment and staff are performing at optimal capacity.

We operate Australia’s newest and most standardised high-capacity Diamond Core surface drilling fleet which is capable of performing very deep, straight and directional drilling services to extract mineral core samples from depths of up to 3,000m. We also have specialist rigs for complex engineering work and a fleet of underground rigs capable of drilling under flexible conditions.

Sandvik DE880 (UDR1200HC)

Type of Rig: Multipurpose
Number: 22
Manufacturer: Sandvik DE880 (UDR1200HC)
Capabilities: Mineral exploration (Diamond Coring, Mud Rotary & Reverse Circulation), directional drilling, coal bed methane (CBM) drilling and geotechnical drilling
Specs: 50,700 lbf Pullback; NRQ V-Wall™ depth rating of 3,200m; HQ depth rating of 2,125m; 4½” RC depth rating of 450m.
Support truck(s): MAN 8×8, MAN 8×4
Light Truck: Hino 4×4 5T
Safety Measures: Diamond rod make/break spinner; Winch over-wind protection; Interlocked personnel guarding system; Fire suppression & Kicker Arm

Sandvik DE840

Type of Rig: Multipurpose
Number: 11 (including 8 with onboard Sullair 1150/500-1325/350
Manufacturer: Sandvik DE840
Capabilities: Mineral exploration (core drilling, RC drilling, rotary air or mud drilling) directional drilling and geotechnical drilling
Specs: 50,700 lbf Pullback; NRQ V-Wall™ depth rating of 2,700m; HQ depth rating of 1,489m; 4½” RC depth rating of 450m.
Support truck(s): MAN 8×8, MAN 8×4
Light Truck: Hino 4×4 5T
Safety Measures: Diamond rod make/break spinner; Winch over-wind protection; Interlocked personnel guarding system; Fire suppression & Kicker Arm

Evolution FH3000

Type of Rig: Multipurpose
Number: 5
Manufacturer: Evolution FH3000
Capabilities: Mineral exploration (core drilling, RC drilling, rotary air or mud drilling) directional drilling and geotechnical drilling
Specs: 62,900 (70,000) lbf Pullback; NRQ V-Wall™ depth rating of 3,300m; HQ depth rating of 2,500m; 4½” RC depth rating of 600m
Support truck(s): MAN 8×8, MAN 8×4
Light Truck: Hino 4×4 5T
Safety Measures: Diamond rod make/break spinner; Winch over-wind protection; Interlocked personnel guarding system; Fire suppression & Kicker Arm

Sandvik DE710 Track Mounted

Type of Rig: Coring
Number: 4
Manufacturer: Sandvik DE710 Track Mounted
Capabilities: Core drilling, Mud Rotary, directional and geotechnical drilling
Specs: 20,000 lbf Pullback; NQ2 depth rating: 1,126m; HQ depth rating of 754m
Support truck(s): MAN 8×8, Moorooka Track Carrier
Light Truck: Hino 4×4 5T
Safety Measures: Diamond rod make/break spinner; Winch over-wind protection; Interlocked personnel guarding system; Fire suppression & Kicker Arm

UDR 650 Track Mounted

Type of Rig: Multipurpose
Number: 1
Manufacturer: UDR 650 Track Mounted (with onboard Sullair 1150/350 compressor)
Capabilities: Mineral exploration (core drilling, RC drilling, rotary air or mud drilling) directional drilling and geotechnical drilling
Specs: 16,800 lbf Pullback; NQ2 depth rating: 870m; HQ depth rating of 575m; 3½” RC depth rating of 300m
Support truck(s): MAN 8×8, MAN 8×4
Light Truck: Hino 4×4 5T
Safety Measures: Diamond rod make/break spinner; Winch over-wind protection; Interlocked personnel guarding system; Fire suppression & Kicker Arm

UDR 5000 Multipurpose Rig

100,000 lbf Pullback, Depth rating NRQ V-wall 3500m.

Foremost Explorer II 3000 Rotary Rig

130,000 lbf Pullback, Deep large diameter air or Mud rotary. Fully automated rod handling.

WEI 75S Rotary Rigs

230,000 lbf Pullback. Deep Large diameter air, Mud rotary or core drilling. Slant head rod handling system.

Boart Longyear LM 75/90/110kW Rigs

The entire fleet consists of Boart Longyear manufactured skid based, steel track and rubber tyre mounted mobile drill rigs.

9 x Boart Longyear LM 75/90/110kW rigs c/w electric/hydraulic power packs. NRQ V-Wall™ depth rating: 1,700 metres.