Boart Longyear Expands Down-the-Hole Bit Offering

SALT LAKE CITY, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Boart Longyear (www.BoartLongyear.com • ASX: BLY), the world's leading integrated drilling products and services provider, is expanding their down-the-hole (DTH) bit options by releasing 18 new product configurations that are compatible with over 26 third-party DTH hammers. These additions enhance the already extensive list of Boart Longyear percussive bits that can fit third-party DTH hammers. The new product line is now available to order.

"We designed the new DTH bits after receiving an increase in requests for our technology to fit multiple DTH hammers that have recently come into the market," said Jay Klinko, senior product manager for Boart Longyear. "By adding these bits to our rock drill and blast product offerings, we have created one of the most comprehensive lists of DTH bit options in the marketplace."

The DTH bit body incorporates premium hardened steel alloy, which improves shank wear resistance and manages bit body wash. Multiple tungsten carbide button insert designs provide exceptional durability by allowing for multiple re-sharpening while delivering optimized penetration rates.

The new DTH bit shaft configurations offer a combination of different spline counts, diameters and lengths. Optional foot valves can be added when required.

Multiple face designs, including flat, recessed and dome, can be changed to match the various ground conditions for improved productivity. Boart Longyear has developed bits with a wide range of gauge diameters and flushing hole geometries to provide the right design for the application. Utilizing long-standing bit design strategies, the new DTH bit offering is sure to provide a durable solution for increased efficiency.

For a complete list of compatible DTH hammers and specifications, visit http://www.BoartLongyear.com/dth.

About Boart Longyear
Boart Longyear is the world's largest mineral exploration drilling company. With over 120 years of expertise, the company provides both drilling services and complementary drilling products for the global mineral exploration industry. It also has a substantial drilling and products presence in mine de-watering, environmental sampling, energy, and oil sands exploration.  

Boart Longyear is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, and is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney, Australia. Sales in 2011 were over US$2.0 billion and the company employs over 10,000 employees worldwide. Contract drilling services are conducted in over 40 countries, and exploration products are manufactured in seven global factories and sold to customers in over 100 countries.

Boart Longyear was a private company for over 85 years. In 1975, it was purchased by Anglo American which was headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. Then in 2005, Private equity purchased Boart Longyear from Anglo American and subsequently listed the company on the ASX in April of 2007.

More information about Boart Longyear can be found on the Web at www.BoartLongyear.com. To get Boart Longyear news direct, visit http://www.BoartLongyear.com/rssfeed.

Contact:  Cody Dingus
Global Marketing and Communications Manager
Phone: +1 801-231-2096
Email: cody.dingus@boartlongyear.com 

SOURCE Boart Longyear



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