hydraulic, pneumatic & industrial

Prospector I – Track Mounted RC Drill

MPP’s workhorse RC drill, the Prospector I was developed for safe and productive RC (reverse circulation) drilling. The rig features a 500 HP John Deere diesel, onboard 750 CFM x 500 PSI compressor and 320L track carrier package.


  • 500 HP 6135HF485 John Deere Diesel
  • 750 CFM / 500 PSI Compressor
  • Semi-automatic Rod Handler
  • Enclosed Cab


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DEPTH CAPACITIES: Based on 750 CFM / 500 PSI compressor
4-1/2" (114mm) 1000 ft / 303 m*
  *Depending on ground conditions
Model: John Deere 6135HF485 diesel power unit
Power: 500 HP@ 2100 RPM
Standard compressor
Standard unit Sullair dual mode 20/12 air end
Capacity: 750 CFM @ 500 PSI
Ambient temperature rating: 50 Deg C (122 Deg F) 
Coolers: Engine coolant, charge air, compressor oil, hydraulic oil
Track package
Model: Cat 320L steel tracked undercarriage
Design: Hyd. driven piston motors, spring brake, 2 speed, 23.5" triple grouser pads
Speed: 3.5 mph
Drawbar pull: 46,311 lbs.
Top drive rotation unit:
Max torque: 3000 lbs /ft
RPM: 0-195 RPM
Spindle: Floating w/ NSE2-7/8" Reconn thread
Rotation motor: Char-Lynn 10K series
Mast and Feed
Design: Chain over cylinder feed
Pullback: 23,856 lbs.
Pullback speed: 0-76 fpm
Pulldown: 16,493 lbs.
Pulldown speed: 0-73 fpm
Feed stroke: 168"
Working angle: 45 to 90 degree
Mast dump: 48" travel
Table slide: 20" travel
Design: Fully hydraulic, no electronics, open loop
Capacity: 165 GPM
System pressure: 3200 PSI feed/rotation & 5000 PSI travel
Filtration: 10 micron
Components: Sauer Danfoss, Valvoil, Rexroth & Parker
Heat exchanger: Air:oil
Control panel
Panel: Engine display, drilling functions, setup functions, & E-stop
Gauges: Rotation, holdback & air pressure
Design: Planetary style w/ fail safe brake
Pull: 4568 lbs.
Capacity: 213 ft x 3/8" cable
Water injection pump
Max flow: 11.5 GPM
Max pressure: 550 PSI
Design: Adjustable pneumatically driven pump
Capacity: 10ml per stroke
Tank volume: 7.5 gallons
Drill table/BOP
Opening: 7-1/2"
Break out: Hydraulic 36" pipe wrench
 Accessories: Sample cyclone, rod rack, rear stabilizers, blade assy, RC swivel
 Weight: 42,240 lbs.
 Dimensions: 110" W x 291" L x 142" HT
Booster package
RAB package
Remote control
Sample splitting equipment