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Jimco Offers the John Henry JH20/323F Drill


Jimco offers the JH20/323F drill, consisting of the full capacity 20-ft. drill boom option of the John Henry Rock Drill on the Caterpillar excavator platform. Excellent penetration rates are achieved by dedicating full power of the excavator to drilling functions. The following components are included:

Feed Heavy Duty tubular steel design with a 20-ft. leading rod capacity. Stainless steel feed rails are combined with low friction nylon slides for smooth drifter travel. Variable feed pressure is applied through a motor/gearbox/ chain combination providing 30,000-lb. retraction force. An extendable single point foot provides a secure hold for accurate positioning. Hydraulic centralizers with replaceable inserts are included.

Drifter “Dry Fire” model and simple design providing more than 350 ft. of impact energy per blow and up to 2,000 blows per minute. Designed for drilling with T38, T45 or T51 steel, this model provides excellent penetration in holes ranging from 2 ½- to 4.5-in. in diameter.

Compressor The John Henry compressor is rear mounted (in lieu of the counterweight) and provides 375 cfm of flushing air at a maximum pressure of 150 psi. This oil flooded rotary screw design is powered by a Cummins 130-hp diesel engine. The volume of air delivered for flushing is variable from the operators control panel.

Hydraulic System The excavator is the primary source of power for all hydraulic John Henry drill functions. A dependable pilot operated hydraulic system (not an electric system) is used to direct the flow of oil to the drill package. Standard excavator functions and controls are not affected. Heavy-duty steel tubing is used in combination with hydraulic hosing for all hydraulic connections.

Controls The control panel, located in the operators cab, contains pilot controls for tilt, rotation, air, feed, and impact. Rotation speed, feed pressure, air volume, and water suppression are all fully adjustable from this panel. Feed pressure and air pressure gauges are located here as well. An electronic level indicator is standard.

Dust Control – A water suppression system is provided. A hydraulically driven duplex pump transfers water from a stainless steel 60-gal. tank into the flushing air stream. An optional Dry Type 900 CFM dust collection system is available upon request.

Jimco/John Henry Drills, www.johnhenryrockdrill.com