The latest addition to the German manufacturer’s series of highly automated steerable drilling rigs was successfully presented to the recent trade fair, bauma 2022 in October, proving a major success with three machines being sold during the event.
After TRACTO launching the GRUNDODRILL JCS/ACS130, the first fully remote-controllable HDD rig three years ago, the innovative concept was now transferred to the next performance level for rock drilling. The GRUNDODRILL ACS300 combines TRACTO’s decades of experience in rock drilling with the latest machine technology and a maximum degree of automation. Additionally, the machine offers all the innovative functions and features of the ‘new generation’ of HDD rigs ‘Made in Germany’ such as remote-controlled drilling, increased productivity an integrated locating solution.
The Most Powerful HDD Rock Drilling Rig in its Class
Equipped with the largest drive engine in its class, 30 tonnes of pulling and thrust force, 13,000 Nm torque and a drilling fluid capacity of 650 l/min the GRUNDODRILL the ACS300 enables flexible pipe installations in all geologies. Significantly increased rotation and rinsing capacities combined with the high drive capacity enables an immense productivity increase in any geology. Design and equipment are tailored for high operating comfort and maximum ease of work.
The GRUNDODRILL ACS300 is equipped with a swivelling cabin, front and rear stabilisers, the familiar double-boom inclination, a Bentonite collection tray, a loading crane and an integrated freshwater tank with high-pressure cleaner to make daily work on the jobsite easier. The ACS300 also offers the standard automatic functions of the GRUNDODRILL product family.
Just like with the 13 tonne model ACS130, it is also possible to screw on the twin rods fully automatically in order to relieve the drill rig operator of this duty. The GRUNDODRILL ACS300’s large drill rod magazine of contains 210 m of rods. An on-board hydraulic loading crane for self-sufficient handling of additional drill rod boxes, single drill rods and drilling accessories accelerates drilling and makes operation even more comfortable. As does the vibration-cushioned comfort cabin with various equipment highlights, such as automatic air conditioning and an electrical swivelling mechanism. A panoramic all-round view makes swivelling the cabin unnecessary for drilling and allows working even in very confined spaces.
Rock drilling ahead of the competition
The overall concept of the new generation HDD rigs offers the user even more advantages. A modular design with a large selection of options allows each 300ACS model to be configured according to customer individual requirements and types of application. With the new GRUNDODRILL ACS300 TRACTO offers a best-of-class rock drilling HDD rig enabling users to perform a greater number and even more sophisticated drilling jobs faster than the competition at maximum operating comfort.