June 14, 2023 – SAVANNAH, GA – CZM Foundation Equipment recently introduced a new model, the LR40, to their Long Reach series. The Long Reach series is a unique CZM design that pairs the high performance of the cylinder crowd line with a boom mounted set up for increased reach.
The LR40 is the smallest of the LR series and is mounted on a CAT317 Next gen base. It has the lowest overhead clearance, can work under 15 feet of headroom and has a maximum reach of 9ft 5in. Highlights of this machine include 53,200-foot pounds of rotary torque, a maximum drilling diameter of 6 feet, a maximum drilling depth of 60 feet, main winch line pull of 27,200 pounds with 2 gears for high speed and pulling force and an operational weight of 64,000 pounds. The CZM LR40 comes equipped with a robust rotary design and offers 3 operating speeds and 3 spin-off speeds for higher torque along with automatic gear shifting for seamless operation and high production. The rotary is also built with exchangeable keys that have been designed to be bolted in, eliminating any need for welding inside the rotary when replacing worn out keys. The LR40 is offered with 3 optional round interlocking Kelly bars ranging in drilling depths of 35ft to 60ft. CZM also offers round friction bars, and like the traditional square friction bars, the round friction bars are great for softer soil conditions and high production jobsites.
This model is extremely light and can be transported in one load, with the Kelly bar. It is also easy to set up, eliminating the need for support equipment, making this model ideal for utility drilling, soundwalls, substations and limited access jobsites. Like all CZM models, the LR40 comes equipped with real time telematics, allowing CZM to monitor/adjust drilling parameters, perform some functions automatically, help with diagnostics, maintenance tracking, and remote login to troubleshoot and resolve issues. All CZM models come equipped with a host of next gen drilling features such as touch screen display, auto drill, auto mast level, auto crowd and return to center.