North American agent Viking West’s website features a three-part interview with Dando Drilling looking at its latest product developments and how it is affected by current market conditions.
The first part of the interview can be read by clicking the following link http://viking-west.com/news/2016/07/28/uk-dando-drilling-dealing-2016/
The past couple of weeks have been very busy for Dando’s sales team who recently returned from two exhibitions in the UK- Hillhead and Geotechnica.
Taking place at Hillhead Quarry, a disused limestone quarry in Buxton, Derbyshire, Hillhead is one of the world’s largest exhibitions for the aggregate industry, attracting over 476 exhibitors and 18,655 visitors at this year’s show.
Attending for the first time ever, Dando was showcasing Furukawa’s range of hydraulic crawler drills as well as its own drilling rigs and equipment. On display at Dando’s stand was a FRD HD828 hydraulic drifter which generated much interest. Overall, the show proved a success as Dando was able to make a lot of new contacts via the event as well as gain more of an insight into the aggregate sector.
The following week Dando was down at Brunel University, London exhibiting at Geotechnica 2016. This year’s show took on a different format to previous Geotechnicas, with fewer exhibition stands and being more conference focused. There were still a small number of machines on display , including Dando’s new Terrier MK2 which gained a lot of attention from those attending.
Dando would like to thank all those who came and visited us during the two events. To find out which shows Dando is attending next please visit www.dando.co.uk/exhibitions
Dando has recently supplied another Multitec 4000 into Bolivia, as the compact multipurpose rig continues to prove a big hit in Latin America.
Equipped with a 111hp engine and 4 Tonne main winch, the rig has been acquired by an electrical company in Bolivia who will be using it for SPT, coring, Shelby tube sampling and permeability tests across a range of geotechnical projects.
This particular rig also features a recovery winch, 3 position carriage and a wireline winch mounted on the headache post.
For more information, photos and video please visit www.dando.co.uk/multipurpose/multitec-4000
Watch the latest video for Dando’s new Terrier MK2 site investigation rig. Click below to discover the rig’s full range of features and options.
For more more information please visit the Dando Terrier MK2 product page.
Dando is pleased to announce a brand new addition to the Dando Terrier range- The Dando Terrier MK2
With a range of innovative features for increased productivity, safety and ease of use, the compact, versatile Dando Terrier MK2 has been designed specifically for site investigation and environmental analysis. Crawler mounted for easy access to areas of restricted access, the rig boasts the following features and options:
– 300mm hydraulic mast dump
– Trip hammer auto-stop
– Trip hammer swings out from drill line at any height
– Capable of tripping out multiple rods
– Drill string is supported by a stainless steel rod guide
– New split weight design. 63.5kg reduced to 50kg with the removal of 8 bolts
– Single piece drive adapter
– Swing-out pullback ring
– Revised control console
– Lightweight, folding stabiliser legs
– Mast automatically locks into headache post with no additional pins
– Fixed wide track kit extends width of carrier to 1000mm from 800mm
– Single hydraulic foot clamp
– Hydraulic stabilising legs
– SPT blow counter with illuminated display
– Remote mast kit
– Various engine options
– Hydraulic power take off
– Radio remote control
– Concrete coring head
– Vice options
– Lift off storage baskets
– SPT calibration
To find out more please visit www.dando.co.uk/geotechnical/terrier-mk2
The new Dando Terrier MK2 will also be on display at the upcoming Geotechnica show at Brunel University, UK, 6-7 July.
Dando attended the World Water Day Exhibition 2016 in Jakarta, Indonesia along with its representatives for the government sector, PT Caturindo Karsa Manuggal Utama in May of this year.
The event was opened by the minister for Public Works and attended by key decision makers in the Indonesia government as well as representatives from all the key government sectors. Dando’s stand was the centre of attention and was personally visited by the Director of Ground Water Resources for Indonesia on the first day of the event who was keen to discuss water well drilling with our team.
Dando’s continued presence in the Indonesian market has led to the recent order of two highly specified Watertec 9000 rigs to the Indonesian public works department. The rigs will be used for irrigation and clean water provision in rural areas of Indonesia and the officials who visited our stand expressed how impressed they were with the support and service they had received from Dando, especially being able to easily communicate with local Dando representatives.
The second and third day of the show saw a continuous stream of visitors from different government departments with both the Watertec 9000 and 4000 rigs garnering interest, as well as the Dando Terrier for site investigation. This is a sector Dando has only recently begun to market in Indonesia and shows the promise for further sales in future. With a rapidly increasing population of 240 million and a booming construction sector Dando hopes to be well placed to get an early foothold in what is effectively an emerging market.
Dando has received new footage of its latest Multitec 4000 conducting H/N wireline coring through limestone to 150m in the UK.
Fitted with a Tier 4 final/Stage 3B 75hp diesel engine to meet European and North American emissions, this compact, powerful multipurpose rig can handle many tasks for mineral exploration, geotechnical, geothermal and water well drilling.
Visit the Dando Multitec 4000 product page for more information.