CMS is bringing the baby brother of the existing and very successful CMR7 range of the Mantis Roofbolter/Face Drills.
The company’s objective is to position this machine between hand held drilling and botling equipment, and larger, more capital-intensive equipment.
The CMR4 Mantis is expected to have a gross mass of just less than 4 tonne and will be able to bolt/face drill in low seam and standard tunnel development excavations.
CMS expects the CMR4 to launch at a price of roughly 20% to 25% less than the standard CMR7, dependent on the final specification.
The narrow gauge and configuration of this machine will allow it to access narrow roadways alongside conveyor belts for side wall bolting.