This week Jackson Drilling have been in Verona, visiting the Fraste factory to commission the latest addition to the JD fleet . The new rig, the
Multidrill XL Max 170, is now complete and Fraste are giving the lead drillers 2 days training with technical advice and safety procedures before it is transported back to the UK next week. The rig weighs an impressive 11 tons with a 20 ton pull back, 4 speed head, double clamps and 200m Geobor winch cable along with a standard winch.
The rig features an automatic rod handling system and casing lifting device, reducing manual handling and enabling safer drilling for the larger diameter and deeper boreholes. As is in keeping with the rest of the fleet it comes fully guarded with a remote tracking device.