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Caterpillar supplies two types of drills for the surface mining industry - rotary drills and track drills, ensuring there's a Cat® drill to meet every need.

Rotary Drills

Cat® rotary drills are available with a maximum bit load range of up to 75 000 kg (165,347 lb), to suit a wide variety of applications. They're proven to deliver efficiency, high productivity and low cost, as well as provide a comfortable environment for the operator.

Model Bit Load
MD6240 Rotary Drill 24 000 kg (52,911 lb)
MD6290 Rotary Blasthole Drill up to 23 737 kg (up to 52,321 lb)
MD6420C Rotary Blasthole Drill Autonomous Ready
MD6540 Rotary Blasthole Drill up to 54 000 kg (up to 119,050 lb)
MD6540C Rotary Blasthole Drill 16 or 20 m (50 or 65.6 ft) Mast Configuration

Track Drills

Cat® track drills are designed for optimum performance and serviceability, while maintaining the ruggedness and reliability our customers have come to expect. With a rock drill that has the lowest number of parts in the industry, our customers can enjoy higher uptime and lower maintenance cost as a result of owning Cat track drills. Track drills are for use in mining, construction and quarry applications.

Model Hole Diameter
MD5075C Track Drill Up to 114.3 mm (4.5 in)
360VPTMD5150C Track Drill Up to 152 mm (6 in)