Single pass capability

The PV-235 can drill a clean single pass hole of 12 m (40 ft).

Fuel efficient design

With the standard Electronic Air regulation System to set your compressor output and the optional hydraulic clutch, the PV-235 sips fuel while delivering productivity.

Rig Control System (RCS) is standard

The PV-235 comes standard with automation features through the RCS system platform.

Look to the Pit Viper series of drills if technology, productivity, and high asset life for the lowest total cost of ownership are on your list of priorities

• The PV-235 features a patented cable feed system with automatic tensioning for improved component life and low total cost of operation

• Options for both diesel and electric power plants make the PV-235 a flexible option for any type of operation.

• The tower is a “live tower” design meaning it can be raised and lowered with a full carousel and the rotary head at the top of the tower – further testament to the structural design of the tower.

• The Atlas Copco patented hydraulic wet clutch removes the load of the compressor during non-drilling functions and decreases fuel consumption and TCO

• The standard Rig Control System (RCS) provides on board automation capability as part of the standard drill package to help deliver safety and productivity. With RCS you can run automation with an operator on board with options like auto drill and auto level or you can run with the operator off the drill with the optional Benchremote package allowing one operator to run one or multiple units. With the RCS system on Pit Vipers you can even achieve your ambition of fully autonomous drilling with almost no human interaction with the drill.


Technical Specifications Imperial Metric
Product series Pit Viper series Pit Viper series
Drilling method Rotary and DTH - Multi pass Rotary and DTH - Multi pass
Hole diameter 6 3/4 - 10 5/8 inch 171 - 270 mm
Hydraulic pulldown 60000 lbf 267 kN
Hydraulic pullback 27000 lbf 120 kN
Weight on bit 65000 lb 29500 kg
Single pass depth 40 ft 12.2 m
Single pass depth, option 35 ft 10.7 m
Maximum hole depth 240 ft 73.2 m
Maximum hole depth, option  210 ft 64 m
Estimated weight 128000 lb 58 t