DA555 Rod loader

Sandvik DA555 rod loader

Sandvik DA555 rod loader reduces lifting of drill rods and is designed to enhance safety, productivity and reliability. Its design is based on the proven and reliable Sandvik DA554 rod loader.

Our Sandvik DA555 loads diamond core and reverse heavy circulation drill rods remotely, keeping the operator at a safe distance of 50 m. Simple to operate and easy to learn, it's ideally suited for both coring and RC applications.

Sandvik DA555 is mounted on the mast keeping a small operating footprint for the rig.

Advantage

  • Loads diamond core rods and RC rods with the one rod loader
  • Reduces manual lifting of heavy drill rods
  • Reduces fatigue in rod-handling operations
  • Remote hands free rod loading system integrates with the Sandvik hands free breakout tool
  • Safer rod loading operations
  • Cup design uses gravity and clamping force to ensure excellent inherent safety
Technical data
Cup jaw holding torque 3,500 Nm (2,580 lbf/ft)
Diamond core drill
rod diameter
N, H, and P sizes
Diamond core drill
rod length
3 m (10 ft)
6 m (20 ft)
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 weight
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.