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SDC375 Sonic Drilling Rig

The Sonic SDC375, like all Dando rigs, is designed to be robust and reliable and also boasts a small footprint which allows it to operate in areas of limited space as well as fit within a standard shipping container for easy transportation. The machine is capable of continuously sampling to 300 feet with a 4 x 6 core/case system.

Sonic drilling boasts many advantages over conventional drilling including being faster, requiring less drilling fluid, continuous high quality coring and greatly reduced hole deviation. This is Dando’s first step into the sonic drilling market and can’t think of a better company to enter it with than Sonic Drill. Sonic Drill, established for over 35 years, is market leader for the sonic drilling rig industry and is the lead innovator in sonic drilling technology, holding key patents for this type of drilling technique.

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Carrier Crawler mounted as standard. Multiple bolt-on track options available
Truck mounted as an option
Radio remote tracking with manual override or pilot hydraulic umbilical chest pack
Levelling Jacks 4 Jack legs with counter balance valve
Deck Engine John Deere 6090:350hp
CAT C7.1 Tier 4 Final: 250hp
Other engine options available
Drilling Mast Single box contruction
4.2m head travel. Other lengths available
Hydraulic cylinder/chain driven system. Auto tensioned
Pullback: 10,000 kgf
Mast Dump Allows for angle drilling to 45 degrees c/w support struts
Main Winch Maximum single line pull: 2,000kgf
Maximum speed: 40m/minute
Drum capacity: 65m of 13mm wire rope
Water Pump FMC L1122 - 284 lpm - 1000 psi.
Other water pump sizes available
Hydraulic System Hydraulic power circuit based on load sensing hydraulic pumps and proportional control valves
525l hydraulic reservoir
Twin electric hydraulic oil cooler
Sonic Head Sonicor 50K rotary head with side shift and tilt frame
Sonic output force: 50,000 lbs
Sonic frequency: 0-140 rpm
Rotation: 0-140 rpm
Rotation torque: 7000ft-lb @ 0-140 rpm
Control Console Swing out control panel
Ergonomic configuration
Direct hydraulic control valves with minimal electric controls
Pilot control valves
Clamps As standard: Double acting hydraulic make up and break out clamp with clamping diameter of 60-250mm
Other options available, including double acting breakout table to 340mm or triple breakout clamps
  • Features Sonic Drill Corp’s patented Sonicor 50K head, renowned for its robust construction, clean, compact design and proven reliability.
  • Automatic single rod handler with 180 degree wrist, for enhanced safety of the operator.
  • Multiple break-out clamp options available, with safety cage feature.
  • Uncomplicated and user friendly swing out control panel with ergonomic layout and LED console lighting.
  • Compact crawler mounted design ideal for maneuvering through tight areas of difficult access. The rig is available with multiple track options as well as truck mounting.
  • Fits inside a standard container for easy transportation.
  • Mast dump allows drilling to be conducted at angles of up to 45 degrees.
  • Automatic single rod handler with 90 degree wrist.
  • Lockable waterproof deck boxes x 2.
  • Mast lighting package.
  • Auxiliary service lines with electrical, air and hydraulic quick disconnects.
  • Mast mounted automatic SPT trip hammer (63.5kg) – Complete with electronic blow counter.
  • Larger tooling and wireline winches available.
  • Cold weather winterisation package.

Copper Exploration, Chile


Sonic SDC375 with 350hp Engine and Triple Clamp System



In-situ testing, USA


Sonic SDC375 at the Dando Factory


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