de881i multipurpose drill

Sandvik DE881i multi-purpose exploration drill rig

Sandvik DE881i is our most powerful exploration drill rig. It delivers greater depth capacity when core drilling thanks to a powerful rotation unit and an advanced feed system that has been developed with decades of experience.


  • An electronic control system enables operators to choose from a range of positions, up to 15 m away from a drill
  • Control system with multiple safety interlocks
  • Hands free rod handling for diamond core and RC rods
  • Hands free rod breakout system
  • Sandvik remote monitoring system
Techincal data
Depth capacity* - coring (N) 3,174 m (10,411 ft)
Depth capacity - RC (4 in.) 525 m (1,723 ft)
Rotation unit Top-drive, direct coupled
to drill rod / pipe
Maximum torque 14,324 Nm (10,564 lbf/ft)
Maximum rpm 1,500 rpm
Feed force 113 kN / 11.4 t (25,350 lbf)
Pull force 226 kN / 23 t (50,700 lbf)
Main winch (pull capacity) 216 kN / 22 t (48,500 lbf)
Feed length (stroke) 7.32 m (24 ft)
Power unit - diesel
(EU stage III CARB/EPA Tier 3 emissions rating)
254 kW (340 hp)

*Calculations are based on machine lifting capacity, which in some cases may exceed the rated hole depth of the down-hole tooling. Sandvik does not guarantee that these results will be achieved in all drilling operations.