Pantera™ DP1600i Surface top hammer drill rig

Pantera™ DP1600i is an intelligent, diesel-powered, self-propelled, crawler based surface top hammer drill rig equipped with a comfortable cabin and a rod-changer. Designed for large hole size drilling, the Pantera™ DP1600i with its practical intelligence and support for higher-level automation solutions fits perfectly for production drilling in large quarries or open pit mines. It suits well also for construction work sites as well as for wall control and development works. Pantera™ DP1600i offers the highest power in its class for improved penetration rates and it can be customized with a variety of options to meet special requirements. It drills holes with diameters from 102 to 178 mm (4 to 7 inches).

Next level choice

Pantera™ DP1600i is the newest member to the Pantera DPi series family of intelligent top hammer drill rigs, characterized by high penetration rates and advanced automation options for data-based fleet management and drilling performance optimization. It fits perfectly for large hole size production drilling in large quarries or open pit mines.

The new Pantera™ DP1600i is based on the reliable and proven Pantera DPi series platform, with upgraded key components to meet the needs of the Top Hammer XL system. Together with the powerful RD1840C rock drill and robust LT90 rock tools, the end result is extreme capacity for a larger hole size, without increasing the actual physical drill rig footprint.

With the long track record and proven performance in top hammer drilling, the Pantera DP1600i will bring a true productivity boost to surface mining customers featuring next level technical solutions that provide power, fuel economy, more uptime hours and smooth flow of operation.

Other models in this series of drill rigs include Pantera™ DP1100i and Pantera™ DP1500i


  • Fully optimized drilling system with RD1840C rock drill and LT90 rock tools
  • Proven platform for hassle free performance
  • High capacity for large hole size drilling with small footprint, easily transported
  • Intelligent on-board automation options for data-based fleet management
  • Advanced touch screen user interface and iTorque drilling control system
  • Excellent stability and smart component layout for service
  • Low fuel consumption, low CO2 emissions
  • Compatible for Automine® Surface Drilling remote control
Technical data
Hole diameter 102 – 140 - 178 mm / 4 - 7“
Drill rod / tube diameter LT90 25 m, GT60 33 m
51, 60, 87 mm / 2”, 2 3/8”, 3½”
Engine Caterpillar C11, 261 kW (350 hp) / 1 800 rpm (Tier3)
Caterpillar C9.3B, 280 kW (375 hp) / 1 800 rpm (Stage V)
Flushing air capacity 14 m³ / min, 490 cfm
twin-pressure compressor
Cabin Ergo cool
Certificate ROPS and FOPS
Dimensions (L x W x H) 11,1500 x 2,500 x 3,340 mm
Weight 23 000 kg

RD1840C rock drill is designed for large hole drilling of Ø 140…178 mm (5½”…7”) holes with high 49 kW drilling power. Its robust design and well-balanced long piston percussion package are made especially for demanding circumstances.

The new Top Hammer XL drilling system expands the limits for top hammer drilling. You can now drill blast holes 140 to 178 mm (5½" to 7") with the top hammer drilling method instead of your current down-the-hole (DTH) system.