February 2, 2016
The first Atlas Copco Rock Buggy to be delivered to the UK is winning praise from drillers at the Glebe Stone limestone quarry in Lincolnshire.
“With our previous equipment it would take 30 minutes to set up and drill a hole. Using the Rock Buggy the same hole is now drilled in two minutes”
Fitted with a unique three-way steering system, the Rock Buggy has proven to be the ideal solution, outperforming all other rival equipment on site.
“The Rock Buggy has reduced our costs for drilling both in terms of fuel consumption and manhours. With automated drilling functions we know exactly where each hole should be, giving us a quality pre-split,” adds Smith. “Thanks to the rig’s remote control system it also improves the health and safety of our employees.“