Apollo Techno Launched ‘A600’ Horizontal Directional Drill Machine

Apollo Techno Equipments Ltd, the road construction equipment maker recently launched ‘A600 HDD’ horizontal directional drill machine. The machine is powered with three-variant drilling speed with the better rotational speed which increases the better productivity. The company is India’s first Directional Drill Machine manufacturer.
The drilling rig machine usually used for creating holes in the earth sub-surface, it is mainly used to drill oil wells, water wells, gas and other drill related works.
A600 HDD is designed with Rack-Pinion system with 130 HP Ashok Leyland engine. The machine pull-back capacity is 15.735 Tons and torque of 6000 Nm with variable flow of water pump help in performing the machine in tough conditions.
Keeping in mind the customer’s need, the company has developed “A600 HDD” that results in highly efficient, reliable and durable rig across these segments, said the company.
It has features like Auto Rod-Loader System on Rack-Pinion, Auto Anchoring systems which reduce the men-power and makes your job faster. The machine uses sealed & lubricated track rollers, carrier rollers, and idlers that provide excellent service life to keep your rig in the field and work longer.
Apollo single piece forged drill rod provides the optimal range of strength and more flexibility with finished threads.
As far as technical specification of the A600 HDD is concerned, it is equipped with Ashok Leyland diesel engine H4CTINES24/1, having a maximum engine speed of 2400 RPM, 4 cylinders with turbo charger and maximum torque of 460 Nm @ 1400 RPM.  The length of the Drill pipe is 10 feet (3m), weight of each pipe is 35kg, and its rod loading capacity is 500 feet (50 pipes) and minimum bend radius of 110 feet.
The engine oil capacity is 12 litre, diesel tank of 130 litre and hydraulic oil tank of 224 litre.
The HDD is based on Trenchless Technology, it is a type of subsurface construction in the civil engineering industry, it is capable of doing underground infrastructure work with minimum disruption.  The method used for tunneling, horizontal directional drilling, pipe jacking, horizontal auger boring and used for other methods of installing pipelines and cables under the ground with minimum excavation.
HDD is a trenchless method of installing pipe in the ground at variable angles using a guidable drill head. HDD Technology is one of the latest Method for utility construction. The major utilities like gas, electric and telecommunications can be installed with this Technology.
Horizontal Directional Drill Method is very feasible and easy to work in an urban or congested area.
Apollo Techno Equipments Ltd manufactures Road Construction Equipment such as Mechanical Pavers, Curb machines, and Transit Mixers. Looking towards the new opportunities of the Underground Construction in Cable and Pipe laying sectors in India, the company decided to manufacture Directional Drill Equipment in the country.
Its state of the art facility is located in Mehsana, Gujarat.
Source: Information has been obtained from Apollo Techno Equipments
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