Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Skelair meets rental demand

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.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.