Cubex QXR range agreement with Sandvik Mining and Construction
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
Sandvik Mining and Construction and Canadian-based Cubex Limited are pleased to announce a global partnership for the distribution of the QXR Surface drills. In November 2009, the companies announced a Dealer Agreement for Sandvik to distribute Cubex’ underground mining products. Sandvik and Cubex are now expanding the Cubex arrangement, with Sandvik to distribute the entire range of QXR down-the-hole (DTH) Surface drills.
All global sales, customer service and aftermarket support for the QXR range will transfer to Sandvik. Sandvik and Cubex are developing the plans to ensure a seamless transition and expect a continuation in the high levels of existing support and service for the fleet of QXR drills already operating globally. Manfred Schaffer, President of Surface Mining at Sandvik Mining and Construction says: “The QXR series is a perfect addition to our range of dedicated surface mining drills. The QXR range compliments our existing offering and confirms our position as the productivity leader in mining. We are now able to present a broader offering to our customers to meet their surface mining drilling requirements. The integration of the QXR drills, combined with Sandvik’s global customer support, will represent huge benefits for our customers.”
Cubex Limited is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Founded in 1972, it has become a leading developer of DTH drills for both the underground and surface mining industry. Cubex is actively involved in the sales and support of capital equipment to the mining industry throughout the world. Kitch Wilson, President of Cubex says: “On six continents, the QXR has already proved itself to be a productivity leader in down-the-hole drilling. Now, with the global support of the Sandvik organization, we are convinced these drills will be increasingly popular in all mining and large quarry operations for a wide variety of drilling applications.”
The QXR drills are fully self-contained, diesel-powered, high-pressure DTH drills. They are crawler-mounted and have tilting booms and feeds for maximum flexibility. QXRs are utilized across a broad range of mining drilling applications, including blasthole production drilling, pre-split drilling as well as pioneering and pit dewatering. A growing field is Reverse Circulation (RC) drilling for sampling and grade control. The QXR is best known for its robust mining design, matched with powerful compressors providing the capability of drilling with 500psi (34.5 bar) air. A full range of engine and compressor configurations allow the machines to be optimized for 4″, 5″, 6″ and 8″ DTH hammers.