Rocket Boomer S1 D unveiled

2007 Feb 13

The Atlas Copco Rocket Boomer 281 has been one of the industry’s most successful drilling rigs for faces up to 31 sq m. Now the new Rocket Boomer S1 D, builds further on that reputation.

Set to be launched in mid-2007, the Rocket Boomer S1 D is a single-boom drill rig that benefits from a new, faster rock drill, the COP 2238.

?The COP 2238-equipped Rocket Boomer S1 D marks a new level of productivity for this class of drill rig,? says Morgan Kanflod, Product Manager, Atlas Copco. ?Tests conducted in Swedish granite show an increase of up to 20 percent in penetration rate compared to the COP 1838 ME rock drill used on the Rocket Boomer 281.?

The new rig features modern ergonomic design, typified by the inclusion of a vertically adjustable operator panel and easy access to all service points. The rig can also be equipped with a FOPS-approved cabin instead of a protective roof, that reduces interior noise levels to below 80 dB(A), with air conditioning also available as an option.

Thanks to the new BUT 28 B boom, which is stronger and more stable, the rig offers the possibility to carry additional equipment, such as an RAS (Rod Adding System) and drill steel support.
Compared to its predecessor, the Rocket Boomer S1 D also benefits from a new, more sturdy carrier, offering enhanced mobility with higher ground clearance and tramming speeds.

The inclusion of increased capacity for a longer electrical cable and optional waterhose reel, contribute to reduced set-up times between faces. Optional rock drills for the new rig are the COP 1638 and COP 1838.

Epiroc operated under the trademark “Atlas Copco” prior to January 1, 2018.