MD6540 Standard Equipment

  • The MD6540 crawler-mounted blasthole drill is designed to drill up to 381 mm (15 in) diameter holes depending on application with rated pulldown capacity up to 49 895 kg (110,000 lb), hoist capacity 39 009 kg (86,000 lb).

  • Detroit Diesel Series 2000 16V engine 899 kW (1,205 hp) @ 1,800 rpm
  • Additional fuel filtration
  • Single stage Sullair compressor 101.9 m3/min @ 6.9 bar (3,600 ft3/min @ 100 psi) with split coolers
  • Standard spiral valve on compressor allows variable air volume control

  • Up to 381 mm (15 in) hole diameter
  • Up to 49 895 kg (110,000 lb) pulldown capacity
  • Up to 53 845 kg (118,709 lb) bit load
  • Patented HOBO (Hydraulically Operated Break Out) wrench operated from the cab (variable grip)
  • Auto cable tensioning system
  • 30 degree angle drilling package with mast locks in 5 degree increments
  • Grid mesh in back of mast
  • Hydraulically operated pipe catcher

  • See Mandatory Selections

  • Integrated FOPS
  • Totally enclosed and insulated two-man extra large cab
  • Rubber shock mounted to absorb vibration during drilling
  • Excellent visibility
  • Full front drill deck window with protective cage
  • dB(A) rating of 72 or less
  • Two (2) hinged doors with heavy duty door latching system
  • Twelve (12) windows – with window tint and window shades on five (5) windows
  • 4.4 m2 (47.3 ft2) floor space and walkway/railing around it
  • Ergonomic operator's console with split control panel and full instrumentation
  • Operator's console with stainless steel panels and back-lit gauges
  • Ergonomic operator's seat with head and arm rests, and with retractable seat belt
  • Air suspension
  • All electric controls for drilling, tramming, leveling plus auxiliary functions
  • Auxiliary functions operated by fingertip switches
  • Hydraulic drive, roof mounted air conditioning/heating/pressurizing unit
  • Roof window with protective cage
  • Windshield wipers and washer tank kit
  • Stereo kit (CD, radio, AM/FM and iPod port) complete with speakers
  • Cab ladder and roof platform plus railing
  • Drill performance and monitoring/diagnostics system complete with full interlock system
  • Auto level and single-pass auto drill function/processing
  • Closed circuit camera system (two cameras) with color screen monitor
  • Storage box
  • Electric horn (activated by push button inside the cab)

  • Excavator type heavy duty tracks with planetary drive, integral brake, and cushioned idler
  • 900 mm (35.4 in) wide, triple grousers
  • Full length chain guides/rock guards

  • Main frame made of high strength low alloy box-section plate
  • Reinforced in high stress areas
  • Main deck and wide walkways provide easy access to all components around the drill
  • Rear deck is stationary during both angle and vertical drilling modes
  • Viewing hatch in the rear deck, hydraulically operated from the cab
  • Complete walk-around platform/walkway for entire rig
  • Cascading (self leveling) stairs at cab, access ladder at rear deck and two ladders on front deck
  • Four (4) hydraulic leveling jacks – front jacks @ 1524 mm (60 in), rear jacks @ 1219 mm (48 in)
  • Heavy duty tow hooks (front end) and lifting lugs
  • Mast access stair/platform
  • Extra large inboard tool chest/bit box
  • Rear deck pipe loader guide
  • Hydraulically operated front and rear dust curtains
  • Automatic lubrication aystem
  • Fuel tanks under engine (3289 L/869 gal)
  • Jib crane with controls mounted on rear deck
  • Fast fill full service center/box
  • 4 × 8D maintenance free batteries
  • Slide-out battery tray with four (4) batteries
  • Remote jump start terminals

  • Hydraulically operated from the cab
  • No moveable parts
  • Semi-automatic indexing

  • Maximum ambient cooling capacity of 52° C (125° F)
  • Variable speed fan arrangement for coolers

  • Two (2) variable displacement axial piston pumps, in closed loop, which operate the drill rotation, pulldown/hoist and tram.
  • One (1) high pressure piston pump, in load sense, for all auxiliary functions
  • One (1) high pressure tandem gear pump, in open loop, for cooler fans (2 fans per cooler)
  • Dual filtration and additional loop filters between pumps and motors
  • Hydraulic tank capacity 1363 L (360 gal)

  • Heavy duty shock sub, with top sub adaptor
  • Roller deck bushing
  • Bit sub
  • Horseshoe bushing
  • Bit basket
  • Lifting bail
  • Auto tool wrench (deck wrench)

  • See Optional Equipment and select the required system

  • Standard Caterpillar colors

  • Backup alarm
  • Filter kit for 50-hour preventive maintenance.
  • Seventeen (17) LED night lights
  • Handrails with side boarding ladders
  • Outside cab platform for easy access and full walk around

MD6540 Optional Equipment

  • Drill pipe (see Drill Pipe Price List)

  • 3600 dust collector with precleaner, (tandem model HDE 1800's in Series)
  • Water injection system for dust suppression with 2922 L (772 gal) below deck tanks not available with dust collector

  • Drill pipe thread lubrication

  • Heating system (self-contained heater for engine coolant, water, hydraulic oil, fuel)

  • Luncheonette – microwave/refrigerator
  • Custom paint (contact factory)
  • Winch remote control pendant (control outside cab)
  • 24V to 110 volt AC invertor
  • Remote jump start terminals
  • Mechanical tool kit (reference TV014590)
  • Extreme hot weather lubricant upgrade (compressor oil)
  • Extreme hot weather lubricant upgrade (hydraulic oil)
  • Tow bar assembly
  • Lanyard attachment (cable with travelling hook) on mast
  • Ground level pull cable shut down
  • High pressure wash-down pump with hose reel

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