Product description

The Diamec PHC 8 is the most powerful exploration rig of its size currently available. Like the rest of the Diamec range, it’s well suited to both surface and underground operations. The rig is equipped with a robust feed frame fitted with a direct-acting hydraulic telescopic cylinder. A chainless drive provides an equal push and pull force. This force enables an extended depth capacity for holes with a drill angle of greater than 45°, eliminating the need to re-pin the feed cylinder.

Technical data

Technical data

Main application area

Surface exploration ; Underground exploration

Drilling method

Core drilling

Drilling diameter

B ; N ; H

Drilling depth capacity (see note)

0 m - 2 000 m

Chuck inner diameter

101 mm

Max. torque

2 425 Nm

Feed type

Direct acting cylinder feed with equal feed/pull force

Feed force

134 kN

Pull force

134 kN

Max. rod size

117,5 mm

Installed power

110 kW

Control system

Pilot hydraulic

Carrier option


Main optional equipment

Flush pump ; Air oil cooler ; Bracing device


The drill depth capacities only serve as guidelines and refer to vertical down drilling. Epiroc cannot guarantee that these results can be achieved in all drilling conditions. You find details about technical specifications in the brochure.
Transport dimensions (Drill rig)