Acker - Ace Drilling Rig

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Acker - Ace Drilling Rig


Even 50 years after its inception, the rugged ACE is still the best lightweight and portable shallow exploration drill unit.  With a range of job tested features for dependable performance, many units have been running strong and in service for close to 50 years.  At Acker, we call that "value".

What separates the ACE?

Lightweight at under 3,000 lbs. [1,361 kg] and transported easily into difficult terrain.

​Unit can be modularized for transport into extremely tight spaces.  Popular for work in dam galleries.

Drill Head swivels 360 degrees.

Various options and configurations.


Power Unit –

Diesel (2) two cylinder engine, 12-volt electric starting. 31 HP @ 3000 rpm.
Drill Head - 

AW6-S hydraulic drill head with 30" [76 cm] spindle travel, hand chuck with AW rod chuck jaws and thread protector.

RPM in Each Gear Range -

1st Gear - 204 RPM

2nd Gear - 422 RPM

3rd Gear - 772 RPM

4th Gear - 1,302 RPM

Transmission -

4-speed automotive type transmission with one speed in reverse.

Skid Frame -

Structural steel drag base with 16" [40.6 cm] slide base.

Oil Cooler -

Full flow hydraulic oil filter.

Feed Pressure Control Valve (Manual)

Main Winch -

Planetary type wire drum hoist with 75 ft. [22.8 m] of 5/16" [.78 cm] hoisting cable and safety swivel hook.

Cathead -

Hydraulically powered cargo type hoist.

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