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Home Drilling Rigs Mineral Exploration & Prospecting Mintec 18


The Dando Mintec 18 is a large powerful mineral exploration drilling machine capable of RC drilling (reverse circulation drilling) and wireline drilling in all geological formations to extreme depths. Also available in a compact version with smaller tracks and no compressor.


Carrier Options
Crawler mounted as standard but can also be supplied on: Heavy duty commercial 6 x 6 truck - Trailer mounted - Mounted on customer own support vehicle/structure/skid.

Deck Engine
Caterpillar C15 540 HP diesel engine standard, other options available.

Mast Dimensions
Working mast height using main winch: 9140mm
Working mast using the rotary head: 7600mm
Mast dump to 45 degrees

Head Traverse
Hoist = 15.25m/min (50ft/min)
Feed = 10.75m/min (35.3ft/min)

Rig Capacity
Pullback: 18000kg
Pulldown: 14000kg
Hook load (max): 18000kg

Rotary Head Performance
Option 1
Rotation (max) 750rpm
Torque (max) 12050Nm
Option 2
Rotation (max) 1250rpm
Torque (max) 13000Nm; Rotary head tilt and side shift

Drill Table and Break Out System
As standard - Hydraulic foot clamp with jaws to suit B up to P wireline drill rods. Break out system is a double acting hydraulic cylinder with adjustable wrench
Other options available

Standard Compressor
Doosan XHP 900 (900CFM/350psi)
Other options available

Main Winch Fitted to Top of Mast
Maximum single line pull: 18000kg
Maximum speed: 68m/minute
Drum capacity: 45m of 22mm wire rope

Wireline Winch
Maximum single line pull: 1000kg
Maximum speed: 185m/minute
Drum capacity: 2000m of 6mm wire rope

Coring pump
Standard: Hydraulically driven triplex pump
Maximum flow rate: 200 litres/minute
Maximum discharge pressure: 1000psi

Inline Oil Lubricator
Fitted as standard and used when operating a DTH hammer

Hydraulic System
Hydraulic power circuit based on load sensing hydraulic pumps and proportional control valves

Drillers Control Panel
Uncomplicated and user friendly with ergonomic layout (swing out arm mounting optional)

Rod Spin Safety Guard
Various options available

Levelling Jacks
Two front and two rear jacks with individual locking valves

Lighting and Electrical System
Rig is provided with mast and control panel lighting and the electrical system is 24 volt

PDF Specification Sheet

Drill Depths

N (8.0kgs/m) drill rod = 2250m

H (11.6kgs/m) drill rod = 1551m

P (17.33kgs/m) drill rod = 1038m

4" RC (25kgs/m) drill rod= 720m


RC Drilling Conversion Kit - For reverse circulation drilling applications

Rod Handling Boom Crane - For loading and unloading drill pipe and light site work

Rod Spinner - Chuck type floating rod spinner with adjustable torque control and side swing in mounting.

Automatic Rod Handler - for increased safety when loading drill rods

Double Acting Hydraulic Make Up and Break Out Clamp - With minimum clamping diameter of 60mm and a maximum of 250mm

Drill Rod Rack - Mounted on carrier

Other Options available on request


Truck Mounted Mintec 18 set for Pakistan

Supplied to a government body in Pakistan for mineral exploration and water well drilling, this truck mounted rig is fitted with a two-speed 10 tonne capacity winch, high speed high torque rotary head, Gardner Denver mud pump, FMC coring pump, wireline winch, 520mm clamps with hydraulic swing out and a single hydraulic clamp under the rotary head.   

Track Mounted Mintec 18 




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