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09Aug91 UK: HAUSHERR'S HBM 80 DRILLING RIG ON WHEELS UNUSUAL SITE IN BRITISH QUARRY.

A wheeled excavator chassis has been giving speed and mobility to the blast hole drilling rig at Steetley's Thrislington Quarry near West Cornforth.Though drilling rigs mounted on wheels are not new - particularly in Europe - they are still an uncommon sight in the UK.In May the company took delivery of its second rubber tyred Hausherr rig, an HBM 80, which has now taken over from a four year old rig at Thrislington. It is built on a chassis similar to those used by Eder, Caterpillar, ...

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