CZM – LR160 Drilling Rig

The LR160 stands as the pinnacle of CZM’s Long Reach series, a formidable drilling rig mounted on a CAT 340 Next Gen. This rig features a specially designed boom with dual lift cylinders, enhancing its torque and crowd force capabilities. Paired with interlocking Kelly bars, the LR160 excels in rock and hard soil drilling, while the option for Round Friction bars caters to high production in softer soils. Its long reach configuration is perfectly suited for applications such as sound barrier walls, transmission lines, utilities, drilling on steep slopes, and accessing challenging hole locations.

Product and Technical Information


The LR160 is powered by the new Cat 340 Next Gen, featuring a fuel-efficient Tier 4 Final C9.1 ACERT engine. This robust base is further enhanced by CAT Vision Link, which allows management to monitor machine operations and maintenance data online, ensuring optimal performance and proactive maintenance.


The undercarriage of the LR160 is a Caterpillar variable model VH5000/4300/800, reinforced with an H style frame that provides a stable and adaptable base for the rig’s operations.


A reinforced mast constructed from high resistance steel Weldox 700 gives the LR160 the durability needed to withstand the demands of various drilling projects.

Main Winch:

The main winch system is designed with a special groove to enhance cable life through improved winding. It includes a press-roller and features two gears for a balance of high speed and substantial 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 LR160’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 of 120rpm, 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 LR160 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 LR160 drilling rig, with its options for Standard Mast and Long Mast configurations, is a powerful and adaptable solution, offering unparalleled performance for foundational drilling projects that demand precision, power, and the flexibility to adapt to various site conditions

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For outstanding service and expert advice, call us today at (877) 852-0012.