FH1300 Specifications & Features

The FH1300 multi-purpose drill has been developed to cater for the increasing depths required for Greenfields Mineral Exploration and Coal drilling programs using core, rotary air or mud and reverse circulation drilling programs. The FH1300 is available in a range of configurations including truck or crawler mounted and can be fitted with an onboard air compressor up to 1150/500.


Engineering Design

Experienced design engineers with many years drilling equipment experience. Designed to meet or exceed the relevant Australian and International Standards. Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of all components in the critical load path. Design verification via 3rd party design consultants. Designed to meet the requirements of MDG15 and MDG41.


Safety & Environment

Latest generation Tier 4 emissions rated Caterpillar C7 diesel engine. Exceeds the current emissions requirements for industrial engines. Extensive use of manifold blocks in the hydraulic system to reduce the number of fittings and hoses, therefore reducing the number of potential leak points. Catchment trays with an accessible drain point incorporated into the control cabinet design. Hinged control panel mount to allow better operator visibility and moves the operator from close proximity to the potential danger areas of the drill.
Main Winch Travel limiting system to prevent overwinding the hoist plug. Wireline winch safety stop system to automatically stop the wireline winch when the over shot reaches a predetermined point. Rod Spin guard with rotation interlock to protect the drill crew from the spinning drill rod. Optional onboard Air Compressor with up to 1150/500 capacity.



New Top Head Drive rotation head design, reduced noise at high speed, selectable high and low gears with a variable displacement hydraulic motor to allow a stepless speed control and adjustable rotation torque. A pressurised lubrication system is incorporated into the rotation head along with an external oil cooler and lube oil filter. A splined floating spindle with a 3 1/2" API IF Pin thread is used to drive the drill rods via a suitable adaptor sub.
The drill mast is a fabricated box section design providing a solid structure to withstand the operational forces while allowing a weight saving compared to other mast designs. A number of removable sections have been incorporated into the structure to allow good access for maintenance of the internal traverse system components.



• NQ Core 1300 meters
• HQ Core 885 meters
• Open hole 3 1/2" rods: 380 meters
• RC 4 ½": 220 meters (nominal)

• Caterpillar C-7.1 Electronic 187kW (250Hp)
• Tier 3 Emissions Control
• 1800 RPM maximum engine speed
• Pump Drive Box

• 115kN (25,853lbf) Actual

• 70 kN (15,736lbf)

• 60 m/min (196.8ft/min) Up
• 56 m/min (183.7ft/min) down

• Top Head Drive
• Maximum Torque 8087 Nm (6111 ft/lbf) in low gear
• 0 - 1500 Rpm speed range
• Two Speed Gearbox
• High Gear 3.04:1 & Low Gear 12.61:1 ratios 
• Variable displacement 160cc hydraulic motor.
• Adjustable Rotation Torque control
• Infinitely variable rotation speed control
• Floating spindle 3 ½” API IF pin thread
• Pressure lube system with cooler and filter

• 100kN (10,000kgf) maximum pull
• 120 M/min (393 ft/min)
• Mast Top Mounted
• Electronic Winch Travel limiter, fail to safe
• Main winch rope, safety factor to meet BS/EN791)
• Planetary reduction gear box & brake  
• Variable Displacement hydraulic motor drive

• Deck Mounted
• Maximum pull 15 kN (3,372ft/lbf)
• 1400 meters x 6mm rope
• Adjustable position Wireline spooler
• Speed up to 450 m/min (1476 ft/min)
• Adjustable pull limiter
• Safety stop system
• Wireline Depth counter as an option

• Standard FMC W1122BCD 140Lpm @1000Psi
• Option, FMC L11-18SC 265 Lpm @ 1800 Psi


Download FH Series Product Brochure here