Superior Drilling and Blasting Goes with Selix and Sandvik


Selix Equipment is pleased to announce the delivery of two new Sandvik DC 700 surface top hammer drills to Superior Drilling and Blasting of Thunder bay Ontario.

It was in late spring 2013, that the owners of Superior Drilling and Blasting, Abrum Hamlyn and Ivan Bungay took delivery of the two drills. After intensive research on rough terrain non cab high production hydraulic drills, the decision was made to go ahead with the new DC 700 Sandvik drill model supplied by the Ontario Sandvik dealer Selix Equipment Inc. of Ottawa. With the power and versatility of the famous HL 710 drifter that can easily drill from the smaller T-38 string for a 2.5” hole or with a T-45 set up for the 3” application, but where you get the most production Ivan Bungay says, it is with the larger T-51 for the 3”, 5” to 4” hole size with unmatched production level and straight hole. The power of the Volvo T-4 engine, the maneuvrability and the stung chassis of the DC 700 makes it an ideal candidate for extreme terrain condition. Superior Drilling and Blasting has one of their unit set up with a remote operated manufactured installed winch to go where you can barely walk. The Sandvik DC 700 is equipped with an automatic rod handling system for 6 x 14’ rods plus a starter rod of 18’ for a maximum drill depth of 30.2 m.

The owners of Superior Drilling & Blasting Ltd. have a vast amount of expertise and knowledge in this specialized trade, with over 55 years of experience between them and a workforce with many years of combined experience as well. “We have been in business since 1993, and specialize in controlled-drilling and blasting operations here in Northern Ontario.” say Abrum Hamlyn and Ivan Bungay. “We have and continue to perform drilling and blasting operations for all types of construction projects from road construction, water and sewer lines, trenching, quarry blasting, site preparation, mine sites and TransCanada/Union gas pipeline work.”

“Over the past 20 years we have utilized specialized methods as much of this work included controlled-blasting methods, monitored-blasting as well as some marine rock blasting,” they add.

“Reliability of our drills and workforce, high safety standards, quality work and competitive pricing has established our reputation. Our drills are impeccably serviced and maintained to ensure against any unforeseen equipment downtime on any project, our record of safety and customer satisfaction speak for itself this all adds up to a ‘Job Well Done’,” they conclude.

Again the Selix Equipment team would like to thank Superior Drilling and Blasting for the confidence they have put in them and in the world renowned Sandvik Rock Drills.

Source: Selix Equipment Inc.

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