In any type of drilling for construction, roadways, mining, gas and oil exploration, agriculture, utility installation or even for landscaping, having the right equipment can make a big difference. When the drilling will include the need to go through rock or mixed rock and soil, the choice of rock drilling equipment become very important.
Cost and Quality
In all types of applications, there is a need to decide on the best quality drilling equipment. Buying cheap equipment will provide an initial saving, but it is often a false measure of what can be expected.
Often the cheap price of rock drilling equipment is an indicator of the quality of materials, engineering, and craftsmanship that goes into the equipment. While these low-cost options may stand up to some use, they will not be equipment that will be easy to maintain or that will have a long-life cycle.
With the short life cycle of the cheap drills, any cost savings are quickly eliminated. By choosing a better-quality drill and spending a bit more, companies will have a dependable piece of equipment that will stand up to the demands of the job. Longer life cycles mean a greater return on investment, longer uptimes and less risk of a sudden failure of the equipment.
Customized for the Equipment
Different equipment from excavators to skid steers may require customized configuration for a correct fit to the equipment. Not all companies will offer customized design, which then leaves the customer with the challenge of modifying the rock drilling equipment or the equipment to make it work.
Modifications result in an increased risk of drill failure at some point in time. By choosing a company that includes installation on the equipment as part of their service, customers will have a rock drill that lasts and that functions perfectly with their machine.