Drilling in Hard-To-Reach Locales: TSi 150C Crawler-Mounted Sonic Drill Rigs
Some drilling projects are set in areas with accessibility issues or locations that are particularly susceptible to environmental damage. Truck-mounted drill rigs may not be a viable option for these drilling projects as the development of access roads and berms can cause significant environmental damage and lead to additional problems such as erosion, sediment deposition, and
habitat loss. Furthermore, truck-mounted rigs do not have the steering agility and traction required to move through tight quarters without causing significant environmental or equipment damage. Drilling operators need a rig option with enhanced maneuverability and traction in difficult to navigate situations, yet they also need a rig that offers high-quality drilling capabilities and the ability to complete a wide variety of applications in numerous lithology types.
Terra Sonic International Crawler-Mounted Sonic Drill Rigs
Terra Sonic International has developed a crawler-mounted version of the TSi 150T Truck-Mounted Sonic Drill Rig, known as the TSi 150C. The TSi 150C is a crawler-mounted Sonic Drill Rig designed to access areas that are deemed inaccessible by truck-mounted rigs. All driving, drilling, and accessory hydraulic functions of the TSi 150C are run by a 278 HP (207.3 kW) Diesel engine, which provides plenty of power and maintains economical operations.
The crawler-mounted rig has a full rotational drilling capability, with a rated drilling depth of up to 1,000 feet (304.8 m). The exclusive TSi 150 Sonic Oscillator generates powerful resonant Sonic energy in the drill string, using no more than 150 (111.9 kW) HP at a time.
The TSi 150C is equipped with an extra-large work platform to minimize tripping and rotational hazards for the driller and drilling crew. The fold-down walkways ensure safe access to the rig platform, but also provide safe egress options in the event of an emergency. Safety handrails around the perimeter of the rig minimize the possibility of falls.
Variety of Applications
The TSi 150C is uniquely qualified to complete environmental investigations, mineral or aggregate investigations, dam/levee remediation, water resource sampling, and geoconstruction projects. The TSI 150C has a 32-foot-long mast which features 24.5 feet of head travel that enables drilling angles anywhere between vertical and 45º. It incorporates an integrated hose management system within its tubular frame, and it utilizes a drive system that operates the feed frame with half the chain length and rollers of conventional drive methods.
Compact Design, Increased Capabilities
Certain situations require a compact drill footprint to fit into space-limited environments. In these projects, our TSi 150CC Sonic Drill Rig offers the same unique Sonic head designed into the TSi
150T, but on a more compact platform. The 150CC measures 19.19' x 7.11' H x 7.25' W and fits inside a standard 20 cubic yard sea container. It weighs just 22,400 lbs (10,616 kg). The wide track mount and low ground pressure allow the 150CC to work in even the most fragile of environments.
Our Compact Crawler Sonic Drill Rig can angle drill from vertical to nearly horizontal and can be driven via remote control with trekking speed up to 3.5 MPH (5.6 km/hr) and 60^ grade.
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The Benefits of Sonic Drilling
Sonic Drilling offers a number of benefits over conventional drilling, including increased speed, near in-situ core samples, minimized waste, and enhanced safety features. The TSi 150C is built to help you capitalize on these benefits in areas that truck-mounted conventional rigs cannot reach.
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