Mining
Case Study #1

Case Study No.: 50100199
Application: Surface Exploration Drill
Cost Savings: $6,000 per drill

The application faces numerous challenges: drilling speed exceeds 2,000ft/min; drilling depth can reach 10,000 feet below ground creating severe shock loading; drills are sent in extremely remote areas where parts are not readily available. Because of these challenges, this exploration company would replace 80-3RB on their drills every 3,000 hours of service.

The total replacement costs including parts, labor, lubricant and downtime run at approximately $6,000 per replacement for every drill in their fleet.

Tsubaki recommended 80-3 SPEEDMASTER with specially coated pins, quad riveting, G7 bushings with patented lube grooves and Sheppard’s crook conn links. The SPEEDMASTER chain increased the drill’s production from 3,000 to over 7,000 hours of service.

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