Here’s Ranger 17!

July 11, 2018

Introducing Ranger 17

As we continue to upgrade and grow our fleet we’ve recently welcomed the Ranger 17 Rig: RED DOG.

Our latest machine is an Austex X350HC (High Capacity) drill rig, mounted onto an all-wheel-drive 6X6 MAN truck, giving it a smaller footprint than conventional RC rigs. But, with 1150cfm @ 500psi, the rig can drill air core and RC down to 250 metres.

It comes with the latest from Cortex Intelligent Systems with its MDP (Mineral Data Provider) collecting all machine information, including ground hardness. The MDP collects all data from the rig delivering information in real-time to Ranger’s head office. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been built into the MDP to allow it to learn and adjust how to drill. It learns the optimal drilling parameters while selecting sample intervals at exactly the right depth.

This tech decreases maintenance downtime: the MDP delivers machine health reports to the maintenance department which in turn makes troubleshooting for fitters faster and easier.

The Ranger 17 rig is our second Austex X350HC Rig in the Ranger Fleet, complementing our “New Force in Air Core” and small footprint, high capacity RC rig.

Rig 17 red dog features:

  • MDP (Mineral Data Provider)
  • Cummins QSK19 @ 755v HP
  • Onboard 1150/500 compressor;
  • Hands-free rod loading;
  • Rod retention;
  • Hands-free breakouts;
  • Hydraulic slips table;
  • Rig mounted cyclone & splitter with hydraulic raise-lower-rotate functions;
  • Inline blowdown & blow-up; and,
  • All-wheel-drive support truck.

Ranger has taken the next step in being the safest, most advanced drilling company in the industry.

For more information on the Ranger 17 RED DOG, or the rest of the Ranger Drilling fleet, please feel free to contact the Ranger Drilling team.