DA554 Rod loader

Sandvik DA554 rod loader

The compact Sandvik DA554 rotary drill rod loader is designed for improved safety, reliability and productivity with exreme versatility.
The tram lockout safety function is standard and prevents the jaws from moving when the tilt arm is raised over 15 degrees.

The Sandvik patent cup sytem secures the rod and reduces the chance of rod fall. The mast mounted configuration to keep a small operating footprint for the rig.


  • Safe RC drill rod-handling operations
  • Faster load and unload cycles
  • Cup design using gravity ensures excellent inherent safety
  • Single operator function from remote point
  • Available in remote control, pilot hydraulic and direct hydralic configuration
  • Reduces manual rod lifting
Technical data
Reverse circulation drill
rod diameter
73 mm (2 7/8 in.)
76 mm (3 in.)
89 mm (3 1/2 in.)
102 mm (4 in.)
114 mm (4 1/2 in.)
Reverse circulation drill
rod length
6 m (20 ft)
Reverse circulation drill
rod weigth
200 kg (441 lb)

*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.