January 8, 2021 – SAVANNAH, GA – CZM Foundation Equipment recently introduced a Long Reach option to their popular EK65 model. The Long Reach series is a unique CZM design that brought the high performance of CZM’s EK line to a boom mounted set up with increased reach.
The Long Reach machines are equipped with a specially designed boom with 2 lift cylinders allowing for a higher torque and crowd force to be applied to the tool, which aligns with interlocking Kelly bars making it efficient in rock and hard soil drilling. Round Friction bars are also available for high production in softer soils.
The LR65 is the smallest model of CZM’s Long Reach series mounted on a CAT323 base. Highlights of this machine include that it has 164 horsepower, 67,150-foot pounds of torque, maximum drilling diameter of 9 feet, standard drilling depth of 40 feet, main winch line pull of 27,120 pounds with 2 gears for high speed and pulling force, and operation weight of 80,000 pounds. The rotary offers three operation and spinoff speeds and automatic gear shifting. Its maximum reach of 10 ft 3 in is ideal for applications such as sound bearing walls, transmission lines and utilities, substations, drilling on steep slopes and difficult to reach holes.
This model can be transported in one load, with the Kelly bar on and is easy to set up, without the need of any support equipment. It is also equipped with our control system to monitor drilling parameters, perform some functions automatically and to help with diagnostics and maintenance records. We can also log in remotely to its telematics system to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
CZM has been manufacturing foundation drill rigs since 1976. In the early 2000’s CZM USA opened in Savannah, Georgia. Training and service support for all equipment is provided by CZM and equipment is available for rental, direct sale, or rental/purchase options. CZM Foundation Equipment is headquartered in Savannah and has an office in Saginaw, Texas, along with having sales teams in all regions of the US and Canada.
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