Delivery of three new Klemm drilling rigs has bolstered the drilling rental fleet of Skelair, the company has announced.
The new rigs will help meet the growing demand for rental equipment.
“There’s been a distinct shift in the market towards rentals over purchase of equipment, which has undoubtedly been driven by economic conditions,” said Skelair operations director John Mayo.
The new Klemm rigs - two KR702-2 models and a KR709-2 - will help meet the needs of minipiling contractors. The small 4.5t KR702-2 has a telescopic mast and is capable of drilling with 450mm augers, but Skelair says the model offers engine power and carrying capacity improvements over the previous KR702-1 model.
The 13t KR709-2 rig is Skelair’s second of this type and is capable of drilling 450mm-600mm holes.