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Rock Tooling - RS6

Supplier: Vermeer

Break through rock on your next job with RS rock drilling heads - RS6 /RS8 heads are effective tools for jobs where rock may be encountered, but the contractor does not need or want to gear up a full rock-drilling system that makes use of mud motors or pneumatics.

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By simply having an RS6 /RS8 assembly on site, an HDD can be quickly converted to a rock-drilling system.

Feature: No Special Machine Requirements
Benefit: Reduces capital expenditures and allows a machine to be quickly converted to a rock drilling system by simply having the tool on site.

Feature: The RS6 Uses Standard Transmitters
Benefit: Allows bore depths to the limit of standard locating transmitters (potentially 70 ft.). Some competitive systems utilizing 4" cutting bits and inner drive shafts must use "mini" transmitters, limiting bore depths to 10-15 ft.

Feature: Uses Conventional Drill Stem
Benefit: Benefit 1: The machine does not have to be used as a dedicated rock drilling system or have the drill stem changed out when going from rock to conventional drilling. Benefit 2: Standard Firestick drill stem, with its high torque and flow capabilities, allows the same drill to open the hole as to make the pilot bore. Benefit 3: If hole opening will be required, the conventional drill stem does not limit drilling fluid flow like dual rod systems. Benefit 4: This system does not require an inner drive rod through the drill stem that restricts flow and needs regular maintenance. Benefit 5: Conventional drill stem has a better bend radius and does not limit the machine's rod carrying capacities.

Feature: Assembly is Only 62" in Length
Benefit: Smaller size reduces the physical space required for machine setup.

Feature: Utilizes the Standard Rotation Gear Box
Benefit: Does not require a dual drive gear box which can lead to higher maintenance.

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