Leopard™ DI650i Down-the-hole drill rig

Leopard™ DI650i is a diesel powered, self-contained crawler mounted intelligent down-the-hole drill rig designed for demanding high-capacity production drilling applications in surface mining, as well as large-scale quarry applications. The drill is equipped with an operator’s cabin, fixed boom, dry dust collector, drill pipe changer and incorporates a state-of-art design and layout.

Leopard™ DI650i comes with a range of new or re-designed components to boost its productivity. The standard rotary head option HTRH6, has a proven track record on current Sandvik DTH rigs. A new heavy-duty option MRH6 especially designed for Leopard™ DI650i is aimed to perform in the most robust environments and larger hole sizes. It is a perfect fit for Sandvik’s new powerful RH560-series DTH hammers. In addition to a powerful engine and compressor, the Leopard™ DI650i incorporates a highly ergonomic iCAB cabin, excellent serviceability, mobility and fuel economy, along with scalable automation packages to offer excellent overall productivity.


  • scalable automation from on-board options to full automation systems
  • ground level access to all daily maintenance and service points
  • most silent and ergonomic iCAB cabin in the market with excellent visibility
  • power tramming and outstanding stability
  • intelligent hydraulic and compressor systems for better fuel efficiency
Technical data
Recommended hole diameter 115 - 203 mm (4 ½ - 8 in.)
Drill rod / tube diameter 89, 102, 114, 127 and 140 mm* (3 ½, 4 and 4 ½, 5 and 5 ½ in.*)
DTH-hammer 4, 5 and 6 in. (Sandvik RH460 & RH560)
Rotary head HTRH6, MRH6 (heavy duty option)
Engine type Caterpillar C15 
Engine output power 403 kW /1800 rpm (Tier 3, Tier 4F / Stage V)
Flushing air capacity 28.3 m³/min, at 24 bar (1000 cfm at 348 psi)
working pressure up to 30 bar (435 psi)
Operator cabin iCab
Certificate ROPS and FOPS
Production capacity 2.1 Mt/a, one shift
Transport Length 12.4 m (40.7 ft)
Transport Width 3.0 m (9.8 ft)
Transport Height 3.5 m (11.5 ft)
Weight approx. 25,100 kg (55,336 lbs)

* available only with MRH6 rotary head

Sandvik DI650 drill rig


The new Leopard DI650i down-the-hole surface drill rig offers long-term productivity and superior stability with robust and reliable main components – seamlessly integrated with state-of-the-art technical solutions.

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