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LM™30SS

MARKETS: Mineral Exploration

This version of the LM™30SS (Skid Steer) drill uses a CAT® 246D Skid Steer carrier to power and transport the drill components. A compact, mobile unit that ensures quick set up time and ease of moving from site to site. The rig utilizes a standard LM30 drill rig and is powered by the 54 kW, CAT C3.3B DIT (turbo) diesel engine. This drill uses the same lightweight control panel and hydraulic system is the same as that on modular LM30. The drill comes integrated with a positioned and a turntable which enables it to drill holes in all angles from vertically up to vertically down.

  • CAT 246D skid steer with 54 kW CAT C3.3B DIT (turbo) diesel engine
  • Direct drive feed frame with 40kN pullback and 1.1m standard feed stroke
  • BQ™ (HQ™ optional) rotation unit with chuck assembly
  • BQ™ (HQ™ optional) foot clamp; spring close and hydraulic open
  • Lightweight Control Panel with variable controls
  • Integrated water pump Integrated compact positioner with 360 degree turntable
  • Automatic fire suppression unit for CAT skid steer
  • Optional 500m (1,640 ft) wireline winch
  • CAT® is a registered trademark of Caterpillar® company.

LM™30SS

1. Mobile Unit

The compact and mobile unit ensures quick setup time and ease of moving from site to site

2. Variable Controls

Variable controls to ensure smooth operation throughout the operating range

3. Direct Coupled Feed Frame

Direct coupled feed frame reduces maintenance requirements

4. High Pressure Breakout

Breakout system features high pressure circuit to effortlessly break rod joints

5. Integrated Positioner and Turntable

Integrated positioner and turntable allow for variable angle drilling with ease

6. Fail-safe Rod Clamp

Spring-close and hydraulic open rod clamp ensures fail safe operation in case of a burst hose

7. Smart Hydraulics

Smart hydraulics with synchronized control between rotation unit and foot clamp allow for faster and safer rod handling.

Drilling Depth Guidelines

 
Hole Depth
Hole Depth
Metric (Meters)U.S. (Feet)
UpHorizontalDownUpHorizontalDown
BRQ310500500101716401640
NRQ18037042059012141378
HRQ80170220262558722
* The figures in these tables are estimates which have been calculated using the applicable pullback capacity of the drill. Actual drilling results may vary and will depend on in-hole tools, subsurface and other environmental conditions, drilling techniques and equipment used.

Feed Frame (400 Series)

 
Metric
U.S.
Feed Stroke1,100 mm3.6 ft
Max. rated pushing force40.4 kN @ 25 MPa9082 lbf @ 3625 psi
Max. rated pulling force38.8 kN @ 26 MPa8723 lbf @ 3625 psi
Rated carriage speed0.5 m/s per complete cycle1.64 ft/s per complete cycle
Normal rod handling speedApproximately 15 m/min.*Approximately 50 ft/minute*
Note: Feed cylinder cushioned at both ends. Dual load holding valves.
*Actual rod handling speed may vary with working conditions

Skid Steer Loader

 
Metric
U.S.
Standard unit CAT 246 DCAT 3.3B DIT Turbo Diesel Engine
Power54 kW73 hp
Cat® is a registered trademark of Caterpillar® Company

Chuck and Rod Holder

 
BQ™ Chuck
BQ™ Rod Holder
HQ™ Chuck
HQ™ Rod Holder
Maximum opening60.0 mm (2.86 in)
Diameter corresponding to the
ID of the LTK60 guide bush
60.0 mm (2.86 in)
Diameter corresponding to the
ID of the LTK60 guide bush
97.0 mm (3.82 in)
Diameter corresponding to the
ID of the HQ
TM
guide bush
97.0 mm (3.82 in)
Diameter corresponding to the
ID of the HQ
TM
guide bush
TypeClosed hydraulically
Opened mechanically
Automatic synchronization
with rod holder
Closed mechanically
Opened hydraulically
Automatic synchronization
with chuck Manual overdrive
Closed hydraulically
Opened mechanically
Automatic synchronization
with rod holder
Closed mechanically
Opened hydraulically
Automatic synchronization
with chuck Manual overdrive
Jaws3 with tungsten carbide inserts2 with tungsten carbide inserts3 with tungsten carbide inserts2 with tungsten carbide inserts
Max. rated axial holding capacity75.0 kN* (16600 lbf*)60.0 kN* (13300 lbf*)85.0 kN* (19109 lbf*)80.0 kN* (17985 lbf*)
Max. rated static torsional holding capacity520 N-m (383 lbf*)1670 N-m (1230 lbf*)Forward and reverse rotation
3900 N-m (2870 lbf*)
Forward and reverse rotation
3900 N-m (2870 lbf*)
*At 7 MPa (1015 psi) with new jaws and rods

Drill Head

 
Metric
U.S.
BQ™
Forward Rotation
Chuck Speed2,300 RPM, continuously variable. speeds will vary with oil type and temperature are only approximate
Chuck torque output140 N-m @ 1500 RPM
390 N-M @ 500 RPM
103 lb-ft @ 1500 RPM
287 lb-ft @ 500 RPM
Reverse Rotation
Chuck Speed45 RPM, Fixed to help prevent rod thread damage
Chuck torque output1230 N-m & 26 MPa with break-out device910 ft-lb @ 3770 psi with break-out device
HQ™
Forward Rotation
Chuck Speed1650 RPM, continuously variable. speeds will vary with oil type and temperature are only approximate
Chuck torque output104 N-m @ 1200 RPM
375 N-M @ 500 RPM
77 lb-ft @ 1200 RPM
276 lb-ft @ 500 RPM
Reverse Rotation
Chuck Speed60 RPM, Fixed to help prevent rod thread damage
Chuck torque output1825 N-m & 26 MPa with break-out device1350 ft-lb @ 3770 psi with break-out device

Hydraulic System

High Flow XPS
Metric
U.S.
Max Pressure28 MPa4060 psi
Max Flow121 L/Min32 gpm
Control System PLC

Water Pump

Variable speed hydraulically driven piston pump

Wireline Hoist

Variable speed hydraulically driven c/w 500 m (1,640 ft) cable
TypeAll hydraulic, with proportional spooling control power up,
power down, hydraulically locked in neutral free. Wheel
override, chain driven spooling device.
Line Pull
Bare Drum11.77 kN2649 lb
Full Drum4.51 kN1015 lb
Line Speed
Bare Drum0 - 100 m/min328 ft/min
Full Drum0 - 254 m/min833 ft/min
Drum Capacity
5 mm500 m1640 ft
6 mm300 m984 ft

Drill Side and Top View

Fig 1.
a=1505 mm (59.25 in)
b=1636 mm (64.41 in)
c=1249 mm (49.2 in)
d=1083 mm (42.6 in)
e=226 mm (8.9 in)
f=2306 mm (90.79 in)

Fig 2.
a=2393 mm (94.21in)
b=2037 mm (80.2 in)
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Drill Front Up and Downhole View

Fig 1.
a=2100 mm (82.68 in)
b=2830 mm (111.42 in)
c=2390 mm (94.09 in)

Fig 2.
a=2095 mm (82.48 in)
b=3550 mm (139.76 in)
c=3624 mm (142.68 in)
d=2037 mm (80.2 in)
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