Rental fleet continues to grow

Jon Lawson

Skelair International, specialists in ground engineering and rock drilling solutions, has invested in a new Silea II rig to join its rental fleet for geotechnical and environmental applications.

The Silea II is a multi-purpose hydraulic drilling rig specifically for geotechnical projects, its small size means the Silea II is ideal for working in difficult access areas, with the benefit of an overall stroke of 2.40 metres. “We are increasingly finding that clients request equipment that can be used in the smallest of spaces, which is why it made sense to increase our fleet with the Silea II,” said John Mayo, Managing Director, Skelair.

Mounted on a variable width rubber track crawler, the Silea II has a variable width from 790mm to 1200mm. The rotary head has a maximum speed of up to 500rpm and a torque that reaches 300daNm. In addition, the 49HP Diesel engine of the Silea II uses biodegradable hydraulic oil, meaning the rig is perfect for use in environmentally sensitive areas.

Willy Piacenza, CEO, Emci, said: “We are pleased to be working with Skelair again and to provide them with the latest model from our Silea range of rigs. Skelair is an excellent long-term partners of ours and it’s hugely valuable to work with a company with such a broad client reach for our machines.”

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