FH2000 Specifications & Features

The FH2000 model shares many common components with the field proven FH3000, including rotation head, mast structure, head traverse system, control system and rod clamps. This modular design concept allows for increased operator familiarization with common user interface, reduced parts support inventory, ease of technical support through common hydraulic systems.


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 oxf 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 Rotation Head design, reduced noise at high speed, increased efficiency via a selectable planetary gear system, increased torque and horsepower to the drill rods, pressurized oil system for head lubrication and cooling. Increased drilling capacity through higher pull back and main winch performance. Similar size foot print to smaller capacity drills. Head racking system to allow full clearance for large diameter rods and casing handling. Improved Traverse cylinder design with easily replaceable gland seals. The gland seals can be replaced without removing the cylinder. Automatic traverse rope adjustment via take up cylinders. Modular design principles have been used with a focus on improved maintenance access and ease of component change out.



• NQ Core 2030 meters
• HQ Core 1377 meters
• Open hole 3 1/2" rods: 900 meters
• RC 4 ½": 600 meters (nominal)

• Cat C7.1 Electronic
• 205kW (275Hp)
• 1800 RPM maximum engine speed

• 280kN (62900 lb/f) Limited Speed
• 244.8kN (55033 lb/f) Full Speed

• 115 kN (25853 lb/f)

• 50 m/min (164 ft/min) up
• 39 m/min (128 ft/min) down

• 156kN (35048 lb/f) maximum pull 120 M/min (394 ft/min)
• Mast Top Mounted
• Electronic Winch Travel limiter, fail to safe
• 28mm main winch rope, safety factor 3.35:1 (exceeds BS/EN791)
• 1 x Bosch Rexroth A6VM160 variable displacement motors
• 1 x Brevini Planetary reduction gear boxes
• 1 x Multi disc brake units, fail safe spring activated, hydraulic pressure   release

• Mast Mounted
• 25 kN (5617 lb/f) Maximum pull
• 2100 meters x 8mm 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

• Top Head Drive
• 14,324 Nm (10564 ft/lbf) in low gear
• 0 - 1500 Rpm speed range • High Gear 3:1 ratio
• Low Gear 19.57:1 ratio
• Bosch Rexroth A6VM160 Variable displacement motor
• Adjustable Rotation Torque control
• Infinitely variable rotation speed control
• Floating spindle 3 ½” API IF pin thread
• Pressure lubricated bearings and gears, with filtered and cooled   lubrication oil system


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