Geodrilling Magazine takes a look at some of the difficult conditions that Dando drilling rigs have to work in and how they are specially designed to succeed when up against certain elements, including loose or uneven terrain, torrential rain, extreme temperatures and even sandstorms.
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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 is pleased to announce the upcoming release of the Dando Terrier MK2.
Redesigned to incorporate a wide range of improvements based on customer feedback and reflecting Dando’s vast amount of engineering experience, the new Dando Terrier MK2 will soon be widely available and can be seen in action in the video below:
The Terrier MK2 boasts many exciting new features and options including:
• Mast dump
• Automatic stop on the trip hammer
• New split weight design. 63.5kg to 50kg by only removing 4 bolts- no additional brackets
• Swing out hammer at any height
• Extendable rod guide to support multiple rods
• Stainless steel guide rod
• Revised control console
• Lightweight folding multi-position stabiliser legs
• Automatic transit lock
• Swing out trip out ring for easy PVC installations
• Simplified single piece drive adapter
• SPT counter
• Hydraulic foot Clamp
• Hydraulic stabiliser legs
• Remote mast kit
• Concrete coring head
• Wide track carrier
• And much more to come
For more information please call (+44) 01903 731312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Full details to be announced soon.
Equipped with the unique Dando Duplex Drive (3D) sampling system, the Dando Multitec 4000 has been conducting site investigation for the widening of the Panama Canal. With the Bridge of the Americas in the background, the compact, multipurpose rig is seen here drilling at the Pacific entrance in Panama City.
The Dando 3D is a specially designed automatic trip hammer used for taking soft ground undisturbed samples while also advancing casing at the same time.
Fitted with the standard 63.5kg drop weight, the hammer is also capable of SPT (Standard Penetration Testing.) The unique design of the assembly means no additional load is applied to the SPT tooling thus ensuring the best results possible.
The diagrams below demonstrate how the system works.