Caterpillar released the Cat MD6200 Rotary Blasthole Drill, which is a production rig that does pre-split drilling. The company described the rig as its most transportable rotary drill yet.
The rig is designed for single- or multi-pass rotary or DTH drilling and can drill 127-mm to 200-mm-diameter holes. It can drill at a negative angle up to 15° to match the highwall slope. For traditional production drilling, the mast tilts from vertical to 30°. The cab operator can adjust the mast angle in increments of 5° with a touch screen.
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