hydraulic, pneumatic & industrial

Pioneer – Auger Drill

The Pioneer was developed for the grassroots mineral exploration industry. In the standard auger configuration, the Pioneer is capable of drilling 4-1/2 auger to 100 ft. The available diamond core, DTH hammer and SPT packages make the Pioneer ideal for light-duty mineral exploration and geotechnical programs.


  • Lightweight Drill
  • Simple operator-friendly controls
  • Ideal for early-stage exploration
  • Available ATV, trailer, skid, truck & track mounted


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Depth Capacities: Based on max pullback and a 25% safety factor
4-1/2" Auger 100 ft / 30 m
Prime mover
Standard unit: Yanmar 3TNV82A, 4 cylinder, turbo charged diesel engine
Power: 30 HP @ 3000 RPM
Rotation unit
Standard unit Direct drive motor w/ universal joint
RPM: 0-85 RPM
Torque: 1066 ft/lbs.
Hydraulic motor: Char-Lynn
Mast bowl
Maximum opening: 4-1/2"
Feed stroke: 72"
Pullback: 3044 lbs.
Pulldown: 3044 lbs.
Drill angle: 45 to 90 degree
Controls: Fully hydraulic, no electronics
System pressure: 3000 PSI
Filtration: 10 micron 
Components: Sauer Danfoss, Valvoil, Rexroth & Parker
Heat exchanger: Air:oil
  1200 lbs
Tracked carrier
Skid w/ stabilizer cylinders
Trailer package
Core package
DTH package
French/Spanish labels & manual