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LEOPARD DI550 Surface DTH drill rig

Leopard DI550 diesel-powered, down-the-hole (DTH) drill has excellent mobility, a smaller footprint and the ability to serve multiple sites. It is a machine trusted by mining and construction companies, and contractors engaged in pre-split and regular production blasthole drilling.

With its 328 kW diesel engine and a 24.4 m³ compressor airflow at 24-bar pressure, it is a perfect match for the 5" DTH hammer. All power is fully utilized, translating into low energy consumption, low operating costs and top productivity. The rig performs efficiently and economically also with 4" and 6" hammers. On top of high performance and productivity, the machine offers a first class operator environment with solutions that enable seamless interaction of man and machine: the operator handles drilling and the automation takes care of all machine controls.


  • Perfect match for the 5" hammer
  • First-rate fuel economy
  • Low operation costs
  • Modern and accurate control system
  • Unobstructed component layout
Technical data
Recommended hole diameter90 - 165 mm (3 ½ - 6 ½ in.)
Drill rod / tube diameter76, 89, 102 and 114 mm (3, 3 ½, 4 and 4 ½ in.)
DTH-hammer4, 5 and 6 in. (Sandvik RH550)
Engine typeCaterpillar C13 (Tier 3 and 4)
Engine output power328 kW /1800 rpm (Tier 3 and 4)
Flushing air capacity24.4 m³/min, at 24 bar
Operator cabinHVC550 (High visibility)
CertificateROPS and FOPS
Transport Length12.0 m (38 ft)
Transport Width2.49 m (8.2 ft)
Transport Height3.29 m (11 ft)
Weight approx.23,000 kg (50,700 lb)


Sandvik Mining: World Trade Center, Tower C, 15th floor, Strawinskylaan 1545, 1077 XX Amsterdam, Netherlands. email:

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