SAVANNAH, GA – CZM Foundation Equipment recently introduced an additional model, the LR50, to their Long Reach series of machines. The Long Reach series is a unique CZM design that brought the high performance of CZM’s EK line to a boom-mounted set up with increased reach.
The LR50 is the smallest model of CZM’s Long Reach series mounted on a CAT323 NextGen base. Highlights of this machine include 173 horsepower, 52,900 foot pounds of torque, maximum drilling diameter of 8 feet, and standard drilling depth of 40 feet. Additionally, it features a main winch line pull of 27,120 pounds with 2 gears for high speed and pulling force, and an operational weight of 75,000 pounds. The rotary offers three operation and spinoff speeds as well as automatic gear shifting. Its maximum reach of 12ft 9in. it is ideal for utility drilling, substation work and limited access jobs.
The Long Reach machines are equipped with a specially designed boom with 2 lift cylinders, allowing for a higher torque and crowd force to be applied to the tool. The tool aligns with interlocking Kelly bars making it efficient in rock and hard soil drilling. Round Friction bars are also available for high production in softer soils.
This model is extremely light and can be transported in one load, with the Kelly bar on, and is easily set up without the need of support equipment. It is also equipped with our control system to monitor drilling parameters, perform some functions automatically, and to help with diagnostics and maintenance records. We can also log in remotely to its telematics system to troubleshoot and resolve issues.
CZM has been manufacturing foundation drill rigs since 1976. In the early 2000’s CZM USA opened in Savannah, Georgia. Training and service support for all equipment is provided by CZM and equipment is available for rental, direct sale, or rental/purchase options. CZM Foundation Equipment is headquartered in Savannah with offices in Haslet, Texas and Ventura, California, along with sales teams in all regions of the US and Canada.