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Jackal 4000 Multipurpose Drilling Rig

Occupying a small footprint, this compact yet powerful rotary drilling rig allows the user to carry out a wide range of drilling techniques to medium depths in areas of difficult terrain and limited space. It can be used for water well, mineral exploration and geotechnical applications.

Available in 4 tonne or 6 tonne pullback versions, the fully customisable machine comes with a range of engines up to  300hp, including fully compliant EU options. The customer can also choose from a selection of rotary heads based on their drilling needs – whether they will be carrying out multiple drilling applications or require a dedicated rig for wireline coring or water well drilling.

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Rotary Head – With a variety of rotary heads available the Dando Jackal can perform wireline coring, rotary air blast, reverse circulation, Aircore, DTH and open hole mud rotary drilling. The rotary head is mounted to a hydraulic side shift with optional floating spindle to assist in the making and breaking of tool joints. Hydraulic head tilt is also available.

Break Out Clamps -The rig comes with double breakout clamps and an optional mast foot casing jack which provides a much higher retraction force for extracting casing or drill tooling.

Swing-out Control Panel – The rig’s ergonomically designed swing out control console is easy to position and allows optimal view of the borehole. It stows easily when tracking.

Stability – Four hydraulic jacks to level and stabilise the rig. Rear jacks fold into the chassis to maximise clearance when tracking.

Pump Options – A range of triplex coring pumps, progressive cavity or centrifugal mud pumps are available.

Mast Extension A manually deployed mast extension allows the operator to trip out 6m of drill rod in or out of the borehole using the winch.

Mast Dump Capable of drilling inclined boreholes of up to 45 degrees. A stay bar system is used to provide additional mast support when angle drilling.

Compact Design Crawler mounted as standard, the Jackal is able to track across difficult terrain and operate in areas of restricted space, which are off-limits to larger machines. The rig fits easily into a standard container for easy transportation.

Main Chassis Fabrication Folded and welded plate with 2 C-section main rails to ensure lowest weight possible while maintaining high strength and rigidity
Standard Crawler mounted
Other Options Heavy duty commercial 4 x 4 truck; Trailer; Skid; Customer own support vehicle/structure
Type Rubber tracks
Options Steel tracks; Steel with rubber pads
Tracking Speed Speed 1: 1.4mph Speed 2: 2.7mph
Track Width 400 mm (15.7 inch)
Rig Width 1600 mm (63 inch)
Track Clearance (Max) 250 mm (9.8 inch)
Ground Pressure 6 psi - 8 psi depending on specification
Tracking Controls Umbilical tracking via pilot control
Option: Radio remote tracking with manual backup
Option 1 Perkins 111HP Stage 3A Diesel Engine
Option 2 Kohler 75HP Tier 4 Final Stage IIIB Diesel Engine (EU/NA)
Other options available
Fuel Tank Capacity 90 L (23.8 US gal)
Head Travel Speed Up 25.9 m/min (85 ft/min) HD: 16.6 m/min (54.5 ft/min)
Head Travel Speed Down 34.4 m/min (112.9 ft/min) HD: 32.5 m/min (106.6 ft/min)
Pullback 4000 kgf (8818 lbf) HD: 6000 kgf (13228 lbf)
Pulldown 3000 kgf (6614 lbf) HD: 3500 kgf (7716 lbf)
Hook Load (Max) 2000 kgf (4409 lbf) HD: 4000 kgf (8818 lbf)
Working Stroke 3.6 m (11.8 ft) HD: 3.6 m (11.8 ft)
Drilling Inclination 45° to 90°`
Stay Bar System Supports mast from 45 - 65° angles
Mast Dump 1300 mm (51 inch)
Type Double breakout clamps, 50 mm – 220 mm
Option Double breakout clamps, 60 mm - 250 mm OR Guide table and hydraulic breakout wrench
Type Load sensing variable piston pump and triple gear pump driven directly from the deck engine and controlled by spool valves. Cooling is provided by a single thermostatically controlled hydraulic fan oil cooler
Hydraulic Tank Capacity 320 L (84.5 US gal)
Flow (Max) 275 lpm (72.6 US gpm)
System Pressure (Max) 230 bar (3335.9 psi)
Other Standard auxiliary hydraulic quick connect circuit for mud mixer or external pump
ROTARY HEAD OPTION 1 (Coring, RC, Aircore, DTH & RAB)
Type 4 speed rotary head with 2 inch water/air swivel. 2 position side shift and head tilt
Gear 1 91 rpm 3220 Nm
Gear 2 182 rpm 1610 Nm
Gear 3 375 rpm 780 Nm
Gear 4 750 rpm 390 Nm
ROTARY HEAD OPTION 2 (Coring, RC, Aircore, DTH & RAB)
Type 4 speed rotary head with 2 inch water/air swivel. 2 position side shift and head tilt
Gear 1 48 rpm 6000 Nm
Gear 2 94 rpm 3000 Nm
Gear 3 188 rpm 1470 Nm
Gear 4 370 rpm 740 Nm
ROTARY HEAD OPTION 3 (Coring, Open Hole, DTH and RAB)
Type 4 speed rotary head with 1.25 inch water/air swivel. 3 position side shift
Gear 1 50 rpm 5000 Nm
Gear 2 105 rpm 3000 Nm
Gear 3 370 rpm 1070 Nm
Gear 4 730 rpm 535 Nm
ROTARY HEAD OPTION 4 (Coring, RC, Aircore, DTH & RAB)
Type 4 speed rotary head with 2 inch water/air swivel. 2 position side shift and head tilt
Gear 1 66 rpm 7040 Nm
Gear 2 105 rpm 4430 Nm
Gear 3 280 rpm 1670 Nm
Gear 4 1000 rpm 400 Nm
Single Line Pull (1st Layer) 1360 kg (2998 lb)
Single Line Speed (1st Layer) 65 mpm (213.3 ft/min)
Single Line Pull (1st Layer) 2000 kg (4409.2 lb)
Single Line Speed (1st Layer) 31.5 mpm (103.3 ft/min)
Front Jacks Two independent hydraulic front levelling jacks with individual locking valves
Rear Jacks Two fold up rear hydraulic levelling jacks with individual locking valves
Lighting Control console and rear canopy lighting Options: Mast lighting; Tripod mounted light
Electrical System 12 V; 2 x 12V electrical socket connections for remote lighting and other tools
Emergency Stop 3 emergency stop buttons around the rig
Hydraulic System Protection Hydraulic system protection via relief valves and low level oil sensor
Safety Gate Optional safety gate with interlock. Automatic decrease in head speed when opened
Weight 6000 kg - 8000 kg (13228 lb - 17637 lb) depending on configuration
Single Line Pull (Max) 540 kg (1190.5 lb)
Single Line Speed (Max) 110 mpm (360.9 ft/min)
Cable Length/Drum Capacity (3/16”) 400 m (1312.3 ft)
Type CK110
Flow Rate (Max) 85.9 lpm (22.7 US gpm)
Discharge Pressure (Max) 30 bar (435 psi)
Type FMC L0618
Flow Rate (Max) 102.6 lpm (27.1 US gpm)
Discharge Pressure (Max) 31 bar (450 psi)
4” RC (25kg/m) 128 m (420 ft) HD: 192 m (630 ft)
3 1/2” (13.5kg/m) 237 m (778 ft) HD: 356 m (1168 ft)
HWL (11.6kg/m) 276 m (906 ft) HD: 414 m (1358 ft)
NWL (8kg/m) 400 m (1312 ft) HD: 600 m (1969 ft)

*Figures are theoretical and are calculated at 80% of total pullback capacity of the mast
**HD = Heavy duty version of the rig with 6000 kgf pullback capacity

Gold Exploration, Burkina Faso

A Jackal 4000 purchased by an exploration company in Burkina Faso for calculating gold reserves and grade control across its mine sites. Supplied with a booster compressor, it will mainly be carrying out reverse circulation drilling as well as wireline coring.

Dando Jackal 4000 for Reverse Circulation Drilling and Wireline Coring

Factory photos of the Jackal 4000 before heading out to a mining customer in Burkina Faso. Supplied with a booster compressor, the 4T capacity rig is equipped for RC drilling as well as wireline coring.

Five Dando Jackals set for Water Well Drilling in Nigeria

Cornwall, UK - Site Investigation

Supplied to a customer based in Cornwall, UK, this Dando Jackal 4000 (Previously known as the Multitec 4000) with heavy duty mast, will be involved in many projects in the region including site investigation in the flood-hit village of Coverack and drilling up to 90 boreholes for the A30 St Austell link road.

Tanzania - Site Investigation

A Tanzania based geotechnical services company have been enjoying success using their Jackal 4000 (Previously known as the Multitec 4000) for Geobor S coring to depths of 30m and H wireline to 80m. The customer is also using shelby tubes and a hydraulic piston sampler to retrieve very high quality undisturbed samples where necessary. The multipurpose drilling rig has been involved in one of Tanzania’s major civil engineering projects, the Standard Gauge Railway. For more information on this project visit

Peru - Site Investigation

In situ testing, HQ wireline coring and DTH drilling in Peru. Based in Lima, the customer is a specialist in civil engineering, geotechnical investigation and construction, offering a range of services including geotechnical drilling, laboratory testing and consultancy.

Bolivia - Site Investigation

Purchased by a large electricity provider in Bolivia, the Dando Jackal 4000 (Formerly the Multitec 4000) is being used for geotechnical work in Cochabamba, including H wireline coring up to 200m as well as SPTs, shelby tube sampling and lugeon tests. Compact, lightweight and mounted on tracks the rig is ideal for operating in areas of difficult access, for example crossing rough terrain to access river banks.

Kuwait - Site Investigation

Custom built to the customer’s requirements, the two truck mounted rigs are fitted with a large peristaltic Bredel pump capable of pumping very high viscous materials, hydraulic side shift for the rotary head and a hydraulic SPT hammer. These machines are being used for geotechnical drilling in Kuwait.

UK - Mineral Exploration- Wireline Coring

HWL/NWL wireline coring limestone to 150m for UK mineral exploration. This rig is also being used for GSHP drilling across the country

UK- Ground Source Heat Pump Drilling

Panama Canal, Panama - Site Investigation

The Dando Jackal 4000 (Formerly the Multitec 4000) conducting site investigation for the widening of the Panama Canal at the Pacific entrance, Panama City.

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