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Ipoletse Drilling has 44 years of drilling experience. This is collectively thanks to Mr. Kevin Boyle’s vast experience and knowledge garnered on the Mines in South Africa and holding various senior management positions in drilling companies in South Africa.

ipoletsepercussiondrillingWe are currently doing mostly percussion drilling but we can do Reverse Circulation, mud drilling and Diamond drilling on request. We are proud to say that we have been the farmer’s choice since 1992. We take pride in hands on drilling of 95% of the boreholes and giving advice on siting, equipping and the managing of the borehole after equipping to 100% of our clientele.

We are venturing into projects such as solar paneling for powering of the submersible borehole pumps etc. Our final vision is to have Ipoletse Drilling in a position where our employees are fully trained and become involved in the running of the company and hold
senior positions within the company.

Percussion drilling is a manual drilling technique in which a heavy cutting or hammering bit attached to a rope or cable is lowered in the open hole or inside a temporary casing. The technique is often also referred to as ‘Cable tool’. Usually a tripod is used to support the tools. By moving the rope or cable up and down, the cutting or hammering bit loosens the soil or consolidated rock in the borehole, which is then extracted later by using a bailer.

RC drilling uses rods with inner and outer tubes, the drill cuttings are returned to surface inside the rods. The drilling mechanism is a pneumatic reciprocating piston known as a hammer driving a tungsten-steel drill bit. RC drilling utilises much larger rigs and machinery and depths of up to 500 metres are routinely achieved. RC drilling ideally produces dry rock chips, as large air compressors dry the rock out ahead of the advancing drill bit.

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