Patented cable feed system with automatic tensioning

Cable feed and automatic tensioning ensure long component life and less service for maintaining the feed system reducing operating costs of the drill.

Rig Control System (RCS) is standard

The PV-316 comes standard with automation features through the RCS platform.

Fuel efficiency

With the optional patented hydraulic clutch and engine choices, the PV-316 delivers large holes for lower cost than other products in its class.

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

• A rotary head with powerful torque of up to 18 kNm (13,250 lb-ft) , compressor capacity of up to 3,000 cfm of air, and 49895 kg (110,000 lb) weight on bit, give the PV-311 more than enough performance to drill a 12-1/4” hole.

• The PV-316 offers industry leading serviceability with easy access to filters and the ability to troubleshoot systems and components through the RCS system in the cab or remotely from the office with the optional Desktop Viewer package.

• The multi pass tower allows for clean hole single pass drilling of up to 15.2m (50 ft) and multi pass drilling of up to 91.4 m (300 ft). The tower is also 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 Bench Remote 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  9 - 12.25 inch 228 - 311 mm
Hydraulic pulldown 100000 lbf 445 kN 
Hydraulic pullback 50000 lbf 330 kN 
Weight on bit 110000 lb 49895 kg
Single pass depth 47 ft  14.3 m 
Maximum hole depth  297 ft/min  90.5 m 
Feed speed  127 ft/min  0.6 m/sec 
Rotary head, torque  12900 lbf-ft  13.8 kNm