Main Content

Drilling Equipment VanMars Capable Machinery

Boart Longyear LS250

Sonic & Diamond Drilling

The Boart Longyear LS250 is a compact sonic rig perfect for a wide variety of projects in environmental, geotechnical, water, and mining. Utilizing proven technology, the patented LS250 sonic head has been used in the field for more than 10 years on some of the most technical and difficult projects. This sonic head consistently performs and offers unmatched reliability.

The LS250 features a rod presenter where rod and casing can be loaded horizontally and an actuator then presents the rod and casing vertically to the head which minimizes worker exertion. The dump mast allows the crew to work from the ground, safety is enhanced by avoiding stairs and safety rails often required when working from a platform. The mast articulation allows for drilling at angles from 90 to 45 degrees.

Learn more about VanMars’ innovative water management system

Sonic Water Management

Specifications

  • Length20′(6.1 m)
  • Width7’ 5”(2.2 m)
  • Height (mast down)8’ 11″(2.7 m)
  • Height (mast up)25‘ 11”(7.9 m)

Capabilities

  • Sonic & Diamond Drilling

Features

  • MiniSonic Drill Head Type
  • Extensive LED Lighting
  • 0-75 Hz Frequency Range
  • 41,000 lbs (182 kN) Output Force @ 150 Hz
  • Vertical and Angled Drilling Capabilities (Sonic and HQ3).

Fraste ML2

Auger, Mud, Diamond & Odex Drilling

The Fraste ML’s compact size and 11.5-foot stroke provide fast drilling rates making it well suited for geotechnical and environmental soil and bedrock investigations. With its double jaw set and integral casing puller, the Fraste ML is the preferred rig for drilling ODEX. The Fraste runs a Stage 4 final engine for low emissions.

Specifications

  • Length17.5’5.3 m
  • Walking Width5’ 1.6 m
  • Operating Width6’ – 11’1.9 – 3.4m
  • Walking Height (mast down)9 ‘ 2.8 m
  • Height (split mast, no winch)18’5.5 m
  • Height (mast up)25’7.6 m

Capabilities

  • Auger, Mud, Diamond & Odex Drilling

Features

  • Factory designed and built safety cage
  • Low Emissions Tier 4 engine
  • Calibrated Auto hammer
  • Diamond drilling up to 1000 ft (HQ)
  • Mud Rotary/ODEX/Direct Push
  • 10-foot stroke, 20-foot winch line
  • Hydraulic break-out clamp
  • Integral casing puller
  • Extensive LED Lighting

Marl M5T

Auger, Odex & Direct Push Drilling

VanMars has two of the compact and powerful Marl M5T’s in our fleet. With its narrow design and low clearance tower, rubber-tracked drivetrain, and versatile drilling nature the M5T can odex, auger, CPT, SCPT, DCPT, SPT, and much more.

Safety devices including positive air shutoff, electrical kill switches, fire extinguishers, and hydraulic shutdown. This well-known model of drill is ready to get the job done.

Specifications

  • Length15’0″(4.6 m)
  • Width5’2″(1.6 m)
  • Height (Walking)7’8″(2.4 m)
  • Height (Mast Up)16’0″
  • Height (Detached Mast)11’0″

Capabilities

  • Auger (solid and hollow stem)
  • Limited access
  • ODEX
  • SPT, DCPT, CPT, Shelby, etc.

Features

  • 6,000 lbf.ft Rotational Torque
  • 22,000 lbs (98 kN) Pulldown Force
  • 30,000 lbs (133 kN) Pullback Force
  • 4,000 lb (18 kN) winch capacity
  • 16 foot winch tower
  • Detachable winch tower reduces the rig height to 11 feet (3.35 m).
  • 4 corner jacks for levelling
  • On-board Moyno pump for grouting and heaving sand
  • Extensive LED Lighting
  • Rubber tracks
  • Mounted safety cage

Marl M5T (M6)

Auger, Odex & Direct Push Drilling

VanMars has two of the compact and powerful Marl M5T’s in our fleet. With its narrow design and low clearance tower, rubber-tracked drivetrain, and versatile drilling nature the M5T can odex, auger, CPT, SCPT, DCPT, SPT, and much more.

Safety devices including positive air shutoff, electrical kill switches, fire extinguishers, and hydraulic shutdown. This well-known model of drill is ready to get the job done.

Specifications

  • Length16′4.9m
  • Width6′1.8m
  • Height (Walking)8′2.4m
  • Height (Mast Up)18′5.5m
  • Height (Detached Mast)12′3.7m

Capabilities

  • Auger (solid and hollow stem)
  • Limited access
  • ODEX
  • SPT, DCPT, CPT, Shelby, etc.

Features

  • 6,000 lbf.ft Rotational Torque
  • 22,000 lbs (98 kN) Pulldown Force
  • 30,000 lbs (133 kN) Pullback Force
  • 4,000 lb (18 kN) winch capacity
  • 16 foot winch tower
  • Detachable winch tower reduces the rig height to 11 feet (3.35 m).
  • 4 corner jacks for levelling
  • On-board Moyno pump for grouting and heaving sand
  • Extensive LED Lighting
  • Rubber tracks
  • Mounted safety cage

Truck Mounted Mobile B53

Auger, Odex & Diamond Drilling

The B53 is a compact, hydraulic drill with applications in geotechnical, environmental, and mineral exploration. Designed for auger drilling, both hollow stem and solid stem, and air rotary (ODEX). Our B53 is mounted on a short Freightliner FL70 sized for go-anywhere versatility. This rig is a highly efficient, compact full-sized truck rig that can be used for shallower boreholes and well installations.

Specifications

  • Length28′(8.5 m)
  • Width8′(2.4 m)
  • Height24’5″(7.5 m)
  • Weight27,000 lbs(12,250 kg)

Capabilities

  • Auger (solid and hollow stem)
  • ODEX
  • SPT, DCPT, CPT, Shelby, etc.

Features

  • 6,000 lbf.ft Rotational Torque
  • 31,400 lbs (140 kN) Pulldown Force
  • 24,000 lbs (107 kN) Pullback Force
  • 1,200 Litre Water Tank
  • On-board Moyno pump for grouting and heaving sand
  • 10 Speed Hydraulic Rotary Head
  • Stabilizing/levelling jack pads
  • Dual winches
  • Mounted safety cage
  • Extensive LED lighting for safe and efficient night drilling

Hydra 52

Limited Access

The Hydra52 was designed to be the ultimate limited access drill. Conceptually designed in-house and engineered/fabricated by Hydracore, the Hydra52 has made its mark in the industry. Standing 81″ tall and 36″ wide with a gross weight of 3400 lbs. Using a bore-through head, allowing us to eliminate the need for a hanging swivel, creating maximum travel and control in limited access areas. Ability to disconnect from the power pack and go completely man-portable, breaking down into multiple manageable pieces and running hydraulic extensions.

Specifications

  • Length8’6″(2.6 m)
  • Width2’11”(0.9 m)
  • Height (Short)6’10”(2.1 m)
  • Height (Full)10’0″(3.1 m)

Capabilities

  • Auger (solid and hollow stem)
  • ODEX
  • SPT and DCPT

Features

  • 2,000 lbf.ft Rotational Torque
  • 4,000 lbs Pulldown Force Anchored
  • 8,000 lbs Pullback Force
  • Short mast configuration reduces rig height to under 7 feet
  • Detachable mast for drilling in basements and other extremely limited access locations. No power loss.
  • Rubber tracks
  • Full-sized drop hammer for SPT, DCPT, and split spoon sampling

AMS PowerProbe 9700 VTR

Auger, Odex & Direct Push Drilling

The rubber track-mounted 9700-VTR is powered by a liquid-cooled, 100HP diesel engine, and comes with a 175-lb hydraulic hammer for direct push sampling and installations. The auger motor, direct push hammer, and SPT auto-drop hammer can be positioned over the same borehole without realignment of the drill rig. The 9700-VTR also has a heavy-duty undercarriage with a wide base platform and 18-inch tracks allowing it to carry more weight, increase torque, and reduce ground pressure. Our 9700-VTR has been retrofitted with a custom-designed/engineered and built 20-foot winch tower to speed up drilling and reduce overall project costs.

Specifications

  • Length16’1″(4.9 m)
  • Width8’3″(2.5 m)
  • Height (mast down)9’0″(2.7 m)
  • Height (mast up)16’0″(4.9 m)
  • Height (winch tower)20’0″(6.1 m)

Capabilities

  • Auger (solid and hollow stem)
  • 3.25” and 4.5” Direct Push
  • ODEX
  • SPT, DCPT, CPT, Shelby, etc.

Features

  • 5,000 lbf.ft Rotational Torque
  • 33,000 lbs (147 kN) Pulldown Force
  • 48,000 lbs (214kN) Pullback Force
  • Custom built safety cage
  • 20 foot winch tower
  • Auto hammer
  • Articulating Tower. Side-to-side and in-out
  • Angled probing
  • Extensive LED lighting for safe and efficient night drilling
  • Mounted safety cage

Vacall Hydrovac

Daylighting, Civil Utility & Water Management

The VanMars VacAll Hydrovac truck comes with a 12,000 L waste tank and an 8,000 L freshwater tank providing enough storage and water for a day of daylighting.  Additional onboard items include a jackhammer, sampling spoon, rear-mounted traffic diversion lighting, extendable book, and a dual cyclone for improved suction and dust management.  We can also provide remote hose for difficult-to-access locations.

Features

  • 12,000 Litre waste tank
  • 8,000 Litre freshwater tank
  • Jackhammer and sampling spoon always onboard
  • Dual cyclone for improved suction and dust management
  • Enough water and waste storage extended daylighting programs
  • Extensive LED lighting for night work
  • Rear-mounted traffic diversion lighting