Coring is boring, unless you are a Fraste PLG!
The Fraste PL-G rotary drilling rig is capable of carrying out various drilling techniques, whilst still being light weight and compact, thus making it a very versatile and cost effective rig.
The PL-G is transported to site via a beavertail truck and backed up by a support vehicle carrying all consumables and ancillary drilling equipment.
The PL-G has a powerful impact hammer mounted to the side of the main drill head, which is used to advance windowless sample barrels through soft substrata to retrieve high quality samples. Upon encountering harder geology the PL-G really comes in to its own. With a high speed rotary coring head, the rig produces cored samples of most geological formations, with absolute ease.
In compliance with all HSE and client requirements all of our rotary drilling rigs are fully guarded, giving ultimate protection to all drillers and public.
PL-G Rig Dimensions (when working)
Width: 1.50m Length: 3.80m Height: 5.50m
Weight: 3.70 tonne Minimum Working Area: 3m wide x 6m long
Rig Feed: 2.50 tonne Rig Pull Back: 3.50 tonne Engine Power: 66hp
Noise Levels: Engine Idle @ 1m = 90dB / DS Hammer @ 1m = 115dB
Maximum Gradient (access and working): 36% (20 degree)
Rigs in fleet: DR11
Rig Capabilities (guide only, subject to geology)
Dynamic sampling – 20m
Conventional coring (T6-H, 116, 131 & 146) – 50m
Rotary open hole – 50m
Hollow stem augering (8″) – 15m
Casing (PW, SW & 8″) – 20m
In-situ testing – SPT, CPT, U70, U100 & UT100