Product description

Epiroc’s Pit Viper PV-231 rotary blasthole drill rig is a flexible workhorse that can be configured in many different ways for a wide range of rotary and DTH drilling operations. It's extremely fuel-efficient – which can add up to significant savings.


A proven staple in the Pit Viper range, the Pit Viper PV-231 builds upon the innovation and success of the Pit Viper PV-235, which is operating in over 20 major mine sites while maintaining the highest levels of productivity and reliability.


Its single-pass capability can improve drilling efficiency by up to 25% when drilling in soft material by eliminating rod change time and allowing for more time for drilling.

With both high and low-pressure airends to choose from and Epiroc’s Rig Control System RCS, the Pit Viper PV-231 delivers a full range of options to meet your needs now and in the future.


Main application area

Rotary blasthole drilling

Drilling method

Rotary and DTH

Product family

Pit Viper



Single-pass depth

16,1 m

Maximum hole depth

37,5 m

Weight on bit

29 120 kg

Pulldown capacity

0 kN - 267 kN

Pullback capacity

0 kN - 27 000 kN


Product variations apply. See brochure for more information.