New Dynamic Sampling Rig with Flight Augering and In-situ Testing Capability
Maintaining the spirit of innovation and versatility which Southern Testing pride ourselves on, we are pleased to announce the arrival of our new Premier 110 RP series drilling rig.
Building on the lightweight, reliable and efficient platform of the Premier 110 dynamic sampling chassis, this machine adds a high torque rotary head, specifically requested by Southern Testing, which allows for flight auger drilling in diameters up to 5” (125mm). By using counter-threaded casing, this enables us to dynamic sample and flight auger on the same borehole location, increasing the range of drilling tools which can be used and thus removing some of the limitations that a traditional dynamic sampling rig might encounter on sites with granular soils over cohesive clay soils.
All of the traditional in-situ penetration testing options of a dynamic sampling rig, together with undisturbed U100 sampling, are maintained alongside these added capabilities. This allows us to conduct a more complex site investigation with a single rig mobilisation.
All rotating parts are fully guarded with interlocked access for ease of loading and switching between rotary and percussive systems takes less than 5 minutes.
Our Premier 100 RP is ideally suited for both environmental and geotechnical drilling & testing where there is relatively restricted access and is transported, with all equipment, on a 4×4 vehicle and trailer.