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Sandvik Pantera DP1600i


Sandvik Top hammer XL is there latest innovation that’s making waves in the “Drill and Blast” industry. The new, Top Hammer XL drilling system consists of Pantera™ DP1600i drill rig, RD1840C rock drill and LT90 rock tools. It expands the limits for top hammer drilling, allowing you to drill blast holes from 140 to 178 mm (5½ to 7″) with the top hammer drilling method.

It fits perfectly for production drilling in large quarries or open pit mines.


The RD1840C Rock drill is Sandviks most powerful drifters on the market. 49 kW drilling power! Its robust design and well-balanced long piston percussion package are made especially for demanding circumstances. The long piston technology generates high-impact energy with optimum pulse form. This provides perfect drilling performance in large hole drilling without compromising the rock tools’ service life. The geometry and physical dimensions of the RD1840C rock drill have been optimized for the Top Hammer XL drilling system.

Sandvik TOP HAMMER XL Technical data
Hole diameter140-178 mm (5½-7)
Power class49 kW
Percussion rate39 Hz
Operating pressure
Rotation (max.)

140-280 bar
150 bar (630cc)
110 bar (800cc)
Rotation motor size630 cc
800 cc
Drill steelsMF tube LT90, GT60
ShanksØ80mm / LT90
Ø800mm / GT60
Weight570 kg (1255 lbs)

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Sandvik Rock Drill RD1840 repairs

Sandvik Drifter Repairs:

Let us support your drilling activities in Southern Africa.

Our qualified technicains can keep your Drill rig drilling at optimal performance with world class support from our Insumbi team.

Insumbi can maintain and repair your RD1840C Rock drill (Drifter). Our global reach allows us to repair your drifter at the fraction of the cost with an OEM Equivalent warranty.

CAT Engine Repair:

Sandvik Top hammer XL (Pantera DP1600i) runs on a Caterpillar Diesel Engine either a CAT C11 or CAT C9.3B.

Our team can Overhaul, Repair and Maintain your Cat Engines in South Africa

All Engines are Dyno tested and come with manufactures warranty.