Increased reliability and faster drilling
THOMPSON, CONNECTICUT USA – Numa, the world’s leader in DTH hammers and bit technology, has released a new generation of Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 hammers. Based upon advanced engineering and driller input, both hammers provide increased reliability, enhanced performance, and faster penetration rates than previous versions.
“The new generation of the Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 hammers was designed with direct feedback from drillers,” said Numa President, Ralph Leonard. “Numa took drillers’ input and created the new generation to deliver fast and reliable drilling in demanding applications around the globe.”
The Patriot 60 hammer is perfectly suited for water well, construction, oil & gas, utility, quarry, and mining drilling applications where contractors are not looking to run a heavy duty version. The hammer features a reversible case and operates at a higher pressure than the previous generation. Tests have proven the hammer has a higher BPM and drills consistently against back pressures, like water in the hole. The Patriot 60 has a 5.5” (139 mm) outside diameter and runs QL60 shank bits capable of drilling holes 6” to 8 ¾ ” (152 to 222 mm) in diameter. A version of the Patriot 60 is also available for 360 shank bits.
The Patriot 65 is a heavy duty hammer designed specifically for the quarry, mining, and construction industries where ground conditions warrant. The hammer boasts a thicker, reversible case but also produces the highest BPM of all Numa hammers. The Patriot 65 comes standard with back out carbides on the topside of the backhead to aid in recovery in the event of hole collapses. An additional option is carbide weld chucks for improved wear in highly abrasive formations. The Patriot 65 has a 5.75” (146 mm) outside diameter and runs QL60 shank bits capable of drilling hole 6 ¼” to 8 ¾” (159 to 222 mm) in diameter.
Numa is featuring the Patriot 60 and Patriot 65 hammers during Groundwater Week, December 7-8 in Las Vegas. Please stop by to discuss the new hammers with our expert staff that will be on hand in booth #1118.