I don’t think this is a new CME drill rig (Central Mine Equipment Company), but its a model I’m not familiar with. The CME-550X is designed to minimize ground contact pressure for jobs with wet ground, snow covered ground, and sensitive terrain. It can drill angle holes, or setup vertical on steep uphill terrain. We’ve used a track-mounted CME-75 drill rig on many jobs for difficult access work, I wonder if this machine would have done the trick instead. Anyone ever seen one of these on a job?
Equipment manufacturer Liebherr has created a new simulator to allow operators to train on foundation drilling equipment virtually. The simulator is based on other simulators created by Liebherr, and includes things like a real construction […]
On October 26, 2007, a man was killed on Highway 118 in Simi Valley, California when he was apparently entangled in the auger of an excavator mounted drill rig. The rig was drilling holes for a soundwall foundation. Read the full article.