CZM – EK160 Drilling Rig

Explore the Versatility of the EK160 Drilling Rig by CZM The EK160, a cylinder crowd drilling rig mounted on a CAT330, is a standout model in CZM’s lineup, renowned for its versatility and ease of conversion between Standard Mast and Short Mast configurations. As the market’s most powerful one-load machine, the EK160 sets the standard for efficiency with its easy setup and self-erecting capabilities.

Product and Technical Information


The EK160 is propelled by the new Cat 330 Next Gen, featuring a fuel-efficient Tier 4 Final C7.1 ACERT engine. This advanced engine is paired with CAT Vision Link, a system that empowers management to track machine operations and maintenance remotely, ensuring peak performance and reliability.


The undercarriage of the EK160 is a Caterpillar variable model VH4400/4300/700, bolstered by a reinforced H style frame that provides a stable and adaptable base for the rig’s operations.


A high resistance steel Weldox 700 mast reinforces the EK160, giving it the strength to withstand the demands of various drilling projects.

Main Winch:

The main winch system is designed with a special groove to improve cable life through better winding. It includes a press-roller and features two gears for a balance of high speed and significant pulling force. The winch operates with automatic gear shifting for smooth, high-production drilling and includes an automatic down-the-hole winch stop. During crowd operations, the winch operates freely, with both hydraulic and mechanical brakes for safety. The cabin’s display of hydraulic pulling force measurements keeps the operator fully informed.


The EK160’s rotary is engineered for resilience, with two slewing bearings at the top and bottom, and a sturdy pinion and main gear. It houses two groups of Hydraulic Motor / Planetary Gears for exceptional torque and extended service life. The system is equipped with anti-cavitation, anti-shock, and a cooling system to ensure the hydraulic motors last longer. A power-shift feature allows for a high spin-off speed, facilitating efficient soil discharge. With three operational and spinoff speeds, the rotary is optimized for both high torque and rapid speeds. The operator can easily monitor torque via the hydraulic measurement display in the cabin.


The cab of the EK160 is designed with the operator’s comfort and safety in mind, featuring an AM/FM Radio, air conditioning, heating, and ROPS certification with top protection. An LCD monitor connects to the engine and hydraulics computer, providing a comprehensive diagnostic system. The CZM Canbus System for Drilling Monitoring, complete with auto functions, further enhances drilling precision and efficiency.

The EK160 drilling rig by CZM is a testament to advanced engineering, delivering unparalleled performance for foundational drilling projects that demand precision, power, and the flexibility to switch between Standard Mast and Short Mast configurations with ease.

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