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After years of listening to customer and industry feedback, the Recon has arrived to provide excellent performance in a lightweight package. Like all Acker Rigs, it boasts low-end torque and high-end coring speed -complimented by 7 feet of stroke, and mounted on a set of rugged tracks to get you where you need to be. With these features, combined with Auto-Hammer capabilities, all wrapped up in a machine weighing less than 9,000lbs - the Recon is set to handle your next jobsite.

What separates the RECON? 

Turbo-Charged Tier 4 Final Engine in Silent Pack Enclosure for Quiet Operation. 

The RECON utilizes the same drill head as the REBEL to produce the Low-End Torque and High-End Coring capabilities that Acker drill rigs are known for! 

Lightweight package with Heavyweight Performance - including an Auto-Hammer!

Various options and configurations available. 


Main Drum Hoist -

4,500lb. (2,041kg) Planetary type with rapid reverse and automatic brake. Equipped with 75ft. (22.8m) of 5/16" (7.87mm)cable. 

Wireline Hoist -

Hydraulically powered, used for wireline core drilling. 500ft. (152m) of 3/16" wireline cable. 

Front Winch -

12,000 lb. [5443 kg] planetary type with automatic brake. capable of operating in conjunction with tracks.  Equipped with 100 ft. [30.48 m] of 7/16" [11.17 cm] cable. 

Cathead Cargo Type Hoist -

Hydraulically powered cargo type hoist.

Water Pump –

Progressive cavity Moyno 3L6 mud pump. Hydraulically driven. Capacity is 27 GPM at 225 psi.


Auger Rack -

Front mounted auger rack provides storage for hollow stem augers.


140 lb. [63.5 kg] Automatic SPT Hammer -

Hydraulically driven mechanism conforms to ASTM SPT.

Ackermatic Hydraulic Chuck Assembly -

"H" Chuck handles all rods/casings up to 3-1/2" [88.9 mm] OD.  Jaws must be changed for each rod or casing size.  

Hydraulic Rod Clamp –

Mast mounted for use in any drilling position or angle.  (2) opposing hydraulic cylinders facilitate rod and casing to 4-1/2" [11.43 cm] diameter. Includes (1) set of jaws. (Maximum Rod/Casing Size depends on Jaw Set). 


Break-Out Wrench -

Hydraulically operated cylinder mounted to a wrench provides 1" [2.54 cm] - 6" [15.24 cm] diameter capacity to break drill rod.


Rod Tray and Double Tool Box -

10ft Rod Rack and Tool Box. Mounted into side of rig. 


Mast Extension -

For 15 ft. [4.5 m] rod pulls.


Power Unit –
Turbo-charged, Liquid Cooled (4) cylinder, 74 HP @ 2,800 rpm with 12-volt electric start.
Compliant with US EPA Tier 4 Final Emissions standards. (Factory Silent Pack for quiet operation.)

Feed –

Double acting chain drive mechanism connected to a hydraulic cylinder with 7 ft. [2.13 m] stroke and
capable of 11,000 pounds [4,984 kg] upward thrust and 11,000 pounds [4,989 kg] pull down.

Drill Head - 

3-5/8” [92.2 mm] spindle bore, accepts all rod and casing sizes up to 3-1/2” [88.9 mm] OD.
Eight infinitely variable speeds in forward and reverse. Hydraulically operated “slide type” drill head
provides clearance for tool handling. Drill Head speeds are from zero to maximum rpm in each gear

Lo-Range (High Torque) -

1st Gear (0-60 RPM @ 5,364 ft./lbs. torque)

2nd Gear ( 0-126 RPM @ 2,565 ft./lbs. torque)

3rd Gear (0-231 RPM @ 1,392 ft./lbs. torque)

4th Gear (0-398 RPM @ 809 ft./lbs. torque)

Hi-Range (High Speed) -

1st   Gear (0-155 RPM @ 2,079 ft./lbs. torque)

2nd  Gear ( 0-324 RPM @ 994 ft./lbs. torque)

3rd  Gear (0-597 RPM @ 539 ft./lbs. torque)

4th  Gear (0-1,027 RPM @ 314 ft./lbs. torque)


Lubrication System -

Provides lubricating oil to drill head and transmission internal parts for extended bearing life.

Mast -

Welded structural steel supports and guides the rotation and feed components.  Hydraulically positioned then rigidly held in position for drilling (from 45° to 90°), hydraulically lowered to the travel position for moving from hole to hole.  Includes a crown block with sheaves.

Drill Frame -

Welded structural steel, supports the mast, control panel, winches and cathead.

Dual Action Slide Base –

Provides both side-to-side "wiggle-tail" and in-and-out movement of the drill unit assembly for precise positioning over the hole.

Auger Guide -

Prevents "kick out" when starting new holes.  Available in multiple sizes to match preferred auger size. 

Control Panel -

All controls and gauges are grouped together in a convenient panel located at the left rear of the machine and facing the rear.

Undercarriage -

The entire drill is mounted on a welded structural frame and is self-propelled by rubber crawler tracks with independent reversible hydraulic motor drive.  The track drive is operated with a remote radio control system.

Hydraulic Leveling Jacks –

Two (2) front and (2) rear mounted jacks with 14" [91 cm] stroke and lock check valves.

Standard Equipment
Optional Equipment
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