Epiroc ROC L8 and Smart ROC D65

VM Drilling’s Epiroc ROC L8 fleet is designed for versatility across all applications of drilling including in-pit Grade Control and first pass exploration drilling.

Utilising these rigs instead of the traditional style large RC machines, VM Drilling is able to offer clients full coverage of pits when drilling Grade Control. These machines can set up parallel to a high wall and drill at right angles, where traditional RC Rigs would be unable to set up successfully on the hole location, potentially compromising the ore model.

VM Drilling’s machines have ample power to deliver high penetration rates and have a rod handling capacity for hole depths of 54 metres in the carousel with the ability to load additional rods directly from the support truck to achieve depths of up to 100 metres for exploration work if required.


All of VM Drillings Epiroc ROC L8 Grade Control Drill rigs support the following features:

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What our Clients are saying...

I have used VM Drilling since 2004 and have found them to be professional, supportive with flexible rig scheduling, have an ability to deliver on target metres and be cost effective. They deliver this with a sound approach to safety. Their ROC L8 rigs provide the in pit mobility and versatility required to drill the trickiest of holes. I highly recommend using VM Drilling for any grade control programme.

- Darryl Mapleson, Director BM Geological Services