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May 23, 2014 - Designed to suppress noise and vibration, S250-M3 improves drilling production while decreasing fatigue regarding operators' ears, hands, and feet. Main airflow cylinder channel and exhaust allow efficient actuation of drill, and design drives more energy to face of rock. Vibration level also helps reduce components wear, promoting extended operation. There are 3 primary variations — jackleg, stoper, and sinker — to match specific needs, and 22 and 25 mm drill hex chuck ends are available.

Boart Longyear Announces the New S250-M3 Rock Drill to Combat Noise


Boart Longyear
2200 Centre Park Ct., P.O. Box 1959
Stone Mountain, GA, 30086
USA



Press release date: May 15, 2014

SALT LAKE CITY -- Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com), the world's leading provider of drilling services, equipment, and performance tooling, has introduced the new S250-M3 rock drill. The S250-M3's advanced noise suppression and lower vibration represents a significant improvement over the existing S250 rock drill. This advancement improves drilling production and decreases the fatigue to ears, hands, and feet.

The main airflow cylinder channel and the exhaust of the S250-M3 have been engineered to allow for efficient actuation of the drill. The new design drives more of the drill's energy to the face of the rock, which reduces vibration and the amount of energy the driller's body has to absorb.

"A drill operator stated that it was the first time he could feel his hands and feet after using a rock drill for a full shift," said John Nielson, global product manager at Boart Longyear. "The S250-M3 reduces the noise level by 6 decibels, which results in half the noise."

When compared to the leading competition, the S250-M3 showed a 50 percent reduction in noise level, 39 percent increase in torque, and a gain of over 6 inches in penetration per minute at 110 PSI. The components of the S250-M3 also experience less wear due to the decreased vibration, which allows the drill to operate longer without repair and reduces rebuild costs.

The S250-M3 comes in three primary variations to match specific customer needs -- jackleg, stoper and sinker. The drill hex chuck ends are available in both 22 mm and 25 mm.

Safety is incorporated into the design process of all Boart Longyear products and the S250-M3's noise suppression and lower vibration result in less user fatigue. Boart Longyear also recommends a comprehensive hearing conservation program to effectively deal with elevated noise levels.

To learn more about the S250-M3 Rock Drill visit: www.boartlongyear.com/S250M3.

About Boart Longyear
With almost 125 years of experience, Boart Longyear is the world's leading provider of drilling services, drilling equipment, and performance tooling for mining and drilling companies globally. It also has a substantial presence in aftermarket parts and service, energy, mine de-watering, oil sands exploration, and production drilling.

The Global Drilling Services division operates in over 40 countries for a diverse mining customer base spanning a wide range of commodities, including copper, gold, nickel, zinc, uranium, and other metals and minerals. The Global Products division designs, manufactures and sells drilling equipment, performance tooling, and aftermarket parts and services to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney, Australia. More information about Boart Longyear can be found at www.boartlongyear.com. To get Boart Longyear news direct, visit http://www.boartlongyear.com/feed.

Contact:
Monika Portman
Director of Product Management, Marketing, and Corporate Communications
Phone: +1 801-952-8451
Email: monika.portman@boartlongyear.com
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