Drilling long vertical holes (500 plus feet) for water drainage in open pit mines has always been a challenge. We have developed the T. rex 3000 with ease and safety in mind. Part of the challenge was to create a rod changer that could load and unload up to 20 drill rods remotely and without the need for manpower.
We solved this problem with our new linear rod changer that has a conveyor rod advancement system and telescoping swing arms to load and unload drill rods from a removable rack. Synchronized rod threading makes joining and unjoining drill rods a breeze. All of the functions for the T. rex 3000 can be remotely controlled allowing the operator to remain at a safe distance from the machine at all times.