Advanced Mining offers the world's widest range of equipment for rock drilling, rock excavation, processing, demolition, bulk-materials handling and equipment for surface and underground mining.


The Sandvik DI550 is the first representative of the new advanced Sandvik down-the-hole drilling rig generation.

When compared to others, the DI550 clearly stands out from the crowd for its top productivity and very low energy consumption in its class. Equipped with the latest technology, it offers great usability, efficient rig operation and low operating costs.

With its 328 kW diesel engine and a 24.4 m3 compressor airflow at 24-bar pressure, it is a perfect match for the 5” DTH hammer. All power is fully utilized, translating into low energy consumption, low operating costs and top productivity. The rig performs efficiently and economically also with 4" and 6" hammers.

On top of high performance and productivity, the machine offers a first class operator environment with solutions that enable seamless interaction of man and machine: The operator handles drilling and the automation takes care of all machine controls. Further adding to the smooth interaction are the modern control system with simple icon displays, carefully designed ergonomy features, and excellent visibility.

Main applications of the DI550 include production drilling, quarry/mine development and wall control.

Features and values

  • Perfect match for the 5" hammer
  • First-rate fuel economy
  • Low operation costs
  • Modern and accurate control system
  • Unobstructed component layout

Key specifications

Hole diameter 90 - 165 mm
(3 1/2-6 1/2 in)
Rock tools 76, 89, 102 and 114 mm
(3, 3 1/2, 4 and 4 1/2 in) pipes
DTH hammer 4, 5 and 6 in
(Sandvik RH550)


approx. 23000 kg
(50700 lb)

Major components

Engine output 328 kW/1800 rpm
(440 hp/1800 rpm)
Flushing air capacity 24.4 cu. m/min/24 bar
(862 cfm/min/348 PSI)
Compressor type Two stages, high pressure 24 bar (348 PSI)
Operator cabin HVC550 (High visibility)
Certificate ROPS and FOPS