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Multipurpose Drilling Rigs


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Home Drilling Rigs Mineral Exploration & Prospecting Multitec 9000


The Dando Multitec 9000 is a truly multipurpose drilling rig incorporating a pullback capacity of 10,000kg within a lightweight and compact structure. Designed for use in water well, mineral exploration, geotechnical investigation and geothermal (GSHP) drilling projects, the Multitec 9000 is capable of performing various drilling techniques including RC(Reverse Circulation), RAB (Rotary Air Blast), conventional mud, auger, diamond wireline coring , SPT, geothermal heat pump drilling and more.


Carrier Options
Track mounted is standard (with various track options and umbilical tracking) but can also be supplied on: Heavy duty commercial 4 x 4 truck - Trailer mounted - Skid - Mounted on customer own support vehicle/structure.

Deck Engine
Standard fitting: CAT C4.4 turbo diesel engine 102hp (142hp as an option)

Mast Dimensions
Working mast height using main winch: 5500mm
Working mast using the rotary head: 3700mm
Mast dump to 45 degrees

Head Traverse
Hoist = 6m/m (20ft/min)
Rapid Hoist = 26m/min (85.5ft/min)
Feed = 20.25m/min (66ft/min)
Rapid Feed = 36.5m/min (120ft/min)

Rig Capacity
Pullback: 10000kg
Pull-down: 3250kg
Hook load (max): 10000kg

Rotary Head Performance
Rotation (max) 436rpm
Torque (max) 6000Nm
Option 1
Rotation (max) 750rpm
Torque (max) 4000Nm
Other options available; Rotary head tilt and side shift

Drill Table and Break Out System
As standard - Double acting hydraulic make up and break out clamp. With minimum clamping diameter of 60mm and a maximum of 250mm
Other options available

Main Winch
Maximum single line pull: 3200kgf
Maximum speed: 41m/minute
Drum capacity: 65m of 13mm wire rope

Wireline Winch (Optional)
Maximum single line pull: 1000kg
Maximum speed: 120m/minute
Drum capacity: 1150m of 4.76mm(3/16") wire rope. Other options available

Coring Pump
Standard: Hydraulically driven duplex pump
Maximum flow rate: 146 litres/minute
Maximum discharge pressure: 700psi
Other options available

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. With auxiliary quick connect circuit.

Drillers Control Panel
Uncomplicated and user friendly with ergonomic layout mounted on a swing out arm.

Rod Spin Safety Guard
Fitted as standard with speed reduction

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

Lighting and Electrical System
Rig is provided with control panel and mast (optional) lighting. Electrical system is 12 volt

PDF Specification Sheet

Drill Depths

4" RC (25kgs/m) drill rod= 400m

3-1/2" (13.5kgs/m) drill rod = 740m

H (11.6kgs/m) drill rod = 862m

N (8.0kgs/m) drill rod = 1250m


RC Drilling Conversion Kit - For reverse circulation drilling applications

Heavy Duty Winch - Hoisting capacity 6000kg single line pull

Drill Rod Rack - Mounted on carrier if truck or trailer

Duplex 5" x 6" Mud Pump - When the rig is mounted on a truck or trailer

Hydraulic Foot Clamp - Jaws to suit B up to P wireline drill rods. Break out system is a double acting hydraulic cylinder with adjustable wrench

SPT swing in hammer attachment - This drop weight runs on two guide bars guaranteeing a friction free fall. The weight is fully guarded and can be quickly changed for either SPT Testing or Dynamic Probing standards.
Trip Hammer Speed:- 0 - 45 blows per minute
Trip Hammer Drop:- 500mm / 750mm
Trip Hammer Weight:- 50kg / 63.5kg

Mast extension - A hydraulically deployed detachable mast section that can be fitted to allow the pulling of 6m drill rods.

Automatic Rod Handler- For increased safety when loading drill rods.

Track options: Option 1= Triple grouser. Option 2= Single grouser. Option 3= Rubber plate
Other options available on request


Mast Extension

A hydraulically deployed detachable mast section that can be fitted to allow the pulling of 6 metre drill rods.



Remote Umbilical Tracking

For safe and easy tracking of the machine across all terrain



Safe Hands-Free Rod Handler

Eliminates the need of physical lifting and manipulation of drill rods from the drilling team.

Other features include:

  • 10,000 kgf pullback
  • Small drilling footprint- length=5000mm; Width=1420mm (travelling) 2200mm (working)
  • Track mounted as standard, but also available on 4x4 truck, trailer, skid or customer's own support vehicle.
  • Mast dump to 45 degrees
  • Arm mounted drilling control
  • On board flush pump
  • Hydraulic winch
  • High-torque, high-speed rotary head with hydraulic side shift and tilt
  • Hydraulic rod clamps/breaker
  • Hydraulic SPT Device (Optional)
  • 2 years warranty (for UK customers only)


Copper Exploration in the DRC

The Multitec 9000 being used in a mining project independently ranked as the world’s largest discovery of undeveloped, high-grade copper. Featuring the CH400 high speed rotary head and truck mounted for increased mobility, the machine was drilling at 10 degrees from vertical with a PWL wireline system to 60m before continuing to 250m with HWL equipment.

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Coal Exploration in Borneo, Indonesia

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Aerial View of the Multitec 9000 in Congo

Coal Exploration in Indonesia




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