2100 Explorer Drill

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Technical Data


The 2100 Explorer drill while still designed as a light weight machine, it is stronger and much more powerful the scout drill.  Built for those locations where a compact machine is required but more power is needed for deeper drilling.  Like the Scout this this simple, easy to maintain drill is designed and built in Australia for tough operating conditions.

Depending on the options fitted the machine can be used for:

  • Solid and hollow auger
  • Diamond drilling
  • Rotary air blast (RAB)
  • Mud circulation
  • Reverse circulation (RC)
  • Vacuum drilling




  •  33 Hp water cooled Diesel engine (std, minimum, depending on the options)


  • Gear pumps and motors (standard)
  • Piston Load sense (option)

Rotary head

  • 60 mm ID offset hollow spindle head
  • (100 mm ID option)
  • Single speed
  • Up to 1000 rpm (diamond speed)
  • Up to 2,500 Nm torque


  • 2.1 m stroke (standard)
  • 3,600 kg pull back
  • Fine feed
  • Bit weight control
  • Oil cooler
  • Foot extension
  • Standard rod guide mx 152 mm


Changing between the different types of drilling procedures is a simple and quick operation.

The multi purpose 2100 Explorer has a wide range of applications including but not limited to:

  1. Geotechnical Sampling: Using solid or hollow augers, conventional coring with (NMLC) or mud rotary to obtain the samples required.  The most difficult locations are accessible with this compact designed machine (although the drill has a wireline winch option it is not recommended that an SPT hammer be used on this machine).
  2. Environmental Sampling: The light weight and small foot print of the 1750 Scout make it an ideal machine for taking those deeper samples that are too hard for hand sampling and access makes a bigger machine on site impractical.  Piezometers and other monitoring systems can be easily installed using this machine.
  3. Mineral Exploration: Because it is easily transported in modules, the Scout is an ideal drill for Greenfields’s exploration, where initial site access is machine might have to be walked or transported by helicopter.  Where there is more easily hole access, the drill module can be simply and quickly fitted to a light 4 x 4, single axle trailer of a 4 x 4 agricultural tractor. Depending on the options fitted the drill can be used for solid auger geochemical sampling. RAB geo-chem, sampling using blade bits, rock rollers and hammer, high speed low torque Diamond drilling or small diameter RC.
  4. Shallow Water Wells: By fitting the 101 side entry swivel under the head, larger volumes of fluids are able to be pumped down the hole without significant pressure loss.  This makes the 1750 ideal for those difficult domestic sites where it is impractical to get a larger machine into the location because of height restrictions and general access may cause difficulties.  Since the drill has such a small foot print, disturbance to the surrounding garden area is kept to a minimum.
  5. Slope Stabilization: The nature of the rig positioning with soil nailing and slope stabilization, makes the 1750 and ideal choice.  The high power and modular configuration allows the tower to be positioned as required, either on scaffolding or anchored to the face, while the power pack and ancillaries are located safely elsewhere
  6. Earthing holes

*The compact nature of the drill allow it to be used on new sites or under existing power system

Options and Tooling


  • 12-hour fuel tank
  • Primary water filter for fuel
  • Dump mast and cradle 760 mm dump travel
  • Hydraulic winch and sheaves to allow 6.5 m under the sheaves
  • 100 mm Hollow Spindle rotary head
  • FMC EO4 high pressure pump 68 l/m, relief valve & suction hose with a
  • Cameron type fluid pressure gauge plumb into fluid line
  • AS 71 pump, hosing, pressure gauge
  • Hydraulic jacks and controls
  • 3.3 m stroke mast
  • Tilting rod box (truck mounting only)
  • Simple single rod clamp foot plate and mounting
  • Hydraulic assist Wrench
  • Double clamp rotating
  • Additional high-speed motor for Diamond drilling supplied loose with fittings
  • Slide out Engineers Vice
  • Fluid lines including Tee and valving air and water circulation
  • Rain cover for Engine
  • Semi-automatic rod handling (truck mounting only)
  • Compressor Sullair 375 cfm x 150 Psi 2 wheel trailer for towing
  • PTO Compressor (up to 200 Psi), clutch, belt drive pump, larger engine
  • Engine options to suit existing fleet
  • Engine options to suit existing fleet

Carrier Options

  • Helicopter transport version with tracks
  • `79 Series Toyota cab chassis (left or right hand drive) with purpose built tray
  • Other mountings, including track, truck, tractor, tailer, man portable, etc.
  • Engine options to suit existing fleet

Capacity: (Guide only) Standard head

  • 6” OD augers                       20 m
  • N size drill string               150 m
  •  4” open hole                        75 m

Based on clean straight fluid filled vertical hole.  Actual depths will depend on ground conditions and operator efficiency.

Toyota Landcruiser Upgrade Kit

  • 32370 – Custom Toyota Tray to adjust axle loading
  • 31678 – Roof racks for spare tyre
  • 31679 – Roof rack mounts pair
  • 31680 – GVM up-grade spring kit (supply only)
  • 31730 – Bellows suspension kit (supply only)
  • Suspension upgrade can be fitted in our factory or supplied loose for fitting on site
    • Under deck storage
    • Underdeck water


  • Oil Filter                                                                            10
  • Fuel filter                                                                          10
  • Air filter                                                                             10
  • Sump plug                                                                          5
  • Hydraulic return line filter                                               2
  • CAV fuel filter element                                                   10
  • Head Motor seal kit                                                          1


  • Water Pump                                                                       1
  • Water pump gasket                                                          1
  • Fan belt                                                                               2
  • Thermostat                                                                        1
  • Thermostat gasket                                                            5
  • Radiator cap                                                                       2
  • Top radiator hose                                                             1
  • Bottom radiator hose                                                       1
  • Bypass hose                                                                       1
  • Rocket cover gasket                                                          5
  • Oil filler cap                                                                        1
  • Oil filler cap gasket                                                            5
  • Fuel pump stop solenoid                                                 1
  • Stop solenoid washer                                                       5
  • Fuel lift pump                                                                    1
  • Fuel lift pump gasket                                                        3
  • Engine coolant                                                                 20
  • Coolant level sender                                                         1
  • Starter motor                                                                     1
  • Alternator                                                                           1
  • Fan assembly for hydraulic cooler                                 1
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