Kennedy Drilling

Call 08 9021 3225
Mineral Exploration Drilling Contractors

Kennedy Drilling Kalgoorlie

Rotary Air Blast and Air Core Rigs

Rotary Air Blast and Air Core Rigs

Rig 2

Model KD150

A custom built RAB / Air Core drill rig designed for compactness and maximum movability allowing minimal site clearing. The design reduces drill hole setup time therefore maximising drilling time.

The Drill Rig utilises a two engine concept, one engine to power the hydraulics and the other to power an on board Sullair compressor. The Drill is mounted on a Hino Osprey 4 x 4.

Drilling Capacity


  • Rods 3 metre x 60mm dia
  • Hole Diameter 4 1/4” dia (104mm)
  • Hole depth to 150 metres


  • Rods 3 metre x 75mm dia Reverse Circulation
  • Hole Diameter 85mm dia
  • Hole depth to 150 metres

Rig Specifications


  • Head Travel 4 metres
  • Sliding Angle Mast to 50 degrees
  • Pull back 15700lb (7136kg)
  • Rotation Torque 2129 lb ft (2886 nm)
  • Water Injection System


  • Commercial Gear Pumps Powered by a Perkins 4.236
  • Fixed displacement Directional Control Valves


  • Sullair Rotary Screw 600cfm x 200psi
  • Powered by Cat 3208 250 HP


  • Hino Osprey 4 x 4 132kw @ 2900rpm Year 1997


  • Isuzu NPS 300 4 x 4 103kw @ 3200rpm Year 2007

Fitted with:

  • 1000 litre Diesel Tank with delivery hose reel and electric pump
  • 200 litre Water Tank
  • Kevrek 700 Hydraulic Crane


  • Modern 16ft Kitchen type with full annex and shower facilities.
  • Built 1992
  • Gen Set 6kva


  • Tandem axle 10 x 6 Trailer fitted with a 1800 litre Diesel Tank.


Vehicles fitted with 1st Aid Kit, Snake Bite Kit and Fire Extinguishers.

HF and Satellite Phone communications