Main Aspects in Creating a New General-Purpose Drilling Rig for Open-Pit Mining

The article is devoted to drilling equipment used in open pits in Russia and abroad with comparative data on the performance of the domestic and foreign drilling rigs, and analysis of the experience in upgrading drilling rig SBSh&250 in OAO Apatit. The authors give grounds for creating a new general&purpose drilling rig and consider mining environment determining its characteristics, present performance parameters of this new drilling rig for its manufacturing application.