P&H, 250XPC, blasthole drill

Blasthole drills

P&H 250XPC

  • Up to 40,823 kg (90,000 lbs.) of bit loading
  • Handles 200 to 311 mm (7 7/8 to 12 ¼ in.) hole diameters
  • Up to 59.4 m (195 ft.) maximum hole depth for a single pass mast
  • Diesel powered for maximum mobility
  • Powerful top-drive, rack-and-pinion pulldown
  • Superior propel and maximum-strength crawler frames
  • Rugged masts designed for high-cycle fatigue resistance
  • Excellent operator visibility through the use of full windows and video cameras
  • Productive operator environment, including operator error protection systems

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The 250XPC rotary blasthole drill provides up to 40,823 kg (90,000 lbs.) of bit loading, specifically designed for 250 and 270 mm hole diameter applications. This drill is used in coal, copper, and diamond mines worldwide.

Powerful pulldown

  • Top-drive, rack-and-pinion pulldown has fewer wearing components requiring maintenance, contributing to better machine availability
  • Powerful rotary carriages provide ample torque and bit loading to break through the toughest rock conditions

Superior propel

  • Mainframes and crawler frames are built for maximum strength and stand up to the most challenging hard rock mine conditions
  • Rugged crawlers and powerful hydrostatic propel drives deliver maneuverability, gradability, and fast set-ups

Rugged masts

  • Drill mast is designed for high-cycle fatigue resistance, resulting in less downtime and lower costs for crack repair
  • Mast, constructed of high-strength alloy steel, provides maximum rotary carriage and drill string support

Excellent operator visibility

  • Operator's cab provides a clear, unobstructed view of the drilling area, including the areas surrounding the drill
  • Full windows, coupled with video cameras, ensure that your operator has maximum visibility during drilling and propelling operations
  • Operator's chair can swivel to face the travel direction, allowing safer repositioning

Protective and productive operator environment

  • FOPS Level II-certified structure and shatter-resistant glass protects your operator during harsh mining conditions
  • Operator controls are located within easy reach to allow for maximum productivity

Superior extreme environment capabilities

In addition, the 250XPC has options available that make it ideal for some of the toughest mining conditions in the world:

  • Arctic conditions: equipped with the necessary heaters and insulation to protect both your operator and the drill in temperatures that reach -40°C (-40°F)
  • High altitude: has the power and air capacity to maximize productivity in altitudes up to 4572 m (15,000 ft.) 

Working ranges

Hole diameter 200 to 311 mm 7 7/8 to 12 1/4 in. 
Single pass mast:
Standard hole depth
Maximum hole depth
19.8 m
59.4 m
65 ft.
195 ft.
Multi-pass mast:
Standard hole depth
Optional hole depth
73.1 m
85.3 m
240 ft.
280 ft.
Maximum bit loading 40,823 kg 90,000 lbs.


Construction Lattice-type using alloy steel structural shapes
Single pass mast 19.8 m   65 ft.
Multi-pass mast 12.2 m 40 ft.
Raising and lowering 267 mm 10.5 in.
Angle drilling Up to 30º in 5 degree increments (only available with multi-pass)

Hoist / pulldown

Design Dual hydrostatic / direct drive chainless rack and pinion
Bit loading (maximum) 40,823 kg 90,000 lbs.
Drill feed rate to: 13.72 m/min. 45 ft./min.
Hoist rate to: 27.43 m/min. 90 ft./min.

Overall dimensions

Width, overall 7.83 m  25 ft. 8 in.
Height, mast up 27.77 m 91 ft. 2 in.
Height, mast down 8.38 m 27 ft. 5 in.
Length, mast up 16.83 m 55 ft. 3 in.
Length, mast down 28.72 m 94 ft. 3 in.
Overall width of crawlers 5.52 m 18 ft. 1 in.
Overall length of crawlers 7.04 m 23 ft. 1 in.
Width of jacks 3.91 m 12 ft. 10 in.
Length between jacks 9.51 m 31 ft. 2.5 in.
Height to top of operator cab 4.81 m 15 ft. 10 in.

Weights (approximate)

Operating weight (maximum)  142,882 kg 315,000 lbs.
Shipping weight with mast 124,738 kg 275,000 lbs.
Ground-bearing pressure for track pads 127 kPa 18.4 psi
Ground-bearing pressure for jacks 765 kPa 111 psi


The electrical control system includes key operator protection systems, including:

  • Over-temperature shutdowns
  • Over-tilt protection
  • Pipe rack interlock protection
  • Pipe protection software

The following optional equipment upgrades are available for the 250XPC:

  • Bit lubrication
  • Cold weather package
  • Fire suppression
  • High altitude package
  • Remote propel control
  • Wiggins Fastfil system*

*The Wiggins and Fastfil trademarks are the property of their respective owners.