Our specialist fleet of raise bore drilling rigs achieves maximum safety and delivers timely production targets.

Raising Australia owns seven low profile specialist raise bore drilling rigs and a fleet of mobile box hole borers. This diversity allows us to offer a broad range of raise drilling and box holing services, with the ability to develop raises from 0.75m to 6m in diameter.


The 123RHC is a high-capacity machine capable of drilling holes to a depth of 1000m and a diameter of 6.0m. Despite this capacity, it is a very compact unit and is underground-friendly compared to other machines of the same capacity.

The height of the machine at full stroke is only 5.7m, which removes the requirement for extended back heights or chambers, often required by other drill rigs. Another advantage is that the machine is transported around the mine site on a dedicated diesel-powered crawler, which makes the set-up of the machine quicker and easier, and removes reliance on clients’ people and machinery.


The 92RHC is the latest generation high-capacity raise drill capable of drilling holes to a depth of 1000m and a diameter of 6m with a next-generation RCS5 automation ready control package. It is a low profile machine designed for use on both surface and underground, has its own self-propelled crawler and has remote operation and diagnostic capability. Advanced drilling controls provide improved drilling and rod handling, along with RFID tagging for drill string management. This state of the art machine is the future of raise boring!


The 73RH-HT is the newest machine in the fleet. It is a state-of-the-art machine which is capable of drilling holes to a depth of 300m and to a finished diameter of 3.5m and up to 4.0m for shorter-length holes in varying ground conditions. The machine has a small footprint and can operate in drives with a back height of 6m and a required drive width of 6.5m to allow for loader access for rod handing activities. 

The 73RH-HT is a high torque, high thrust hydraulic raisedrill with it's own crawler to increase mine site mobility.


Our low-profile Robbins 61Rs have the capacity to drill holes to a diameter of 2.4m and to a length of 180m, and have been used to drill 3.0m diameter raises up to 100m in soft ground conditions. The machine has been modified from its original design to adapt to changing mine designs and methods. It has been shortened to make it more functional and allow it to be utilised in the smaller ore drives for slot rising and small escape way rises. The 61R can now operate in a 4.5m x 4.5m drive.


The 56R is a low-profile machine capable of drilling holes up to 1.8m in diameter to a length of 150m. This machine operates on 1000V and is a low-profile design that can be utilised in smaller ore drives of 4.5m x 4.5m. The 56R is a hydraulic drive machine with two motors driving directly onto a main bill gear that transfers the drive torque to the drill string. The design of the machine has been modified to allow it to drill to angles as low as 20° on a specially designed base.

Committed to using the best available technology, Raising Australia offers the world’s largest fleet of Rhino 100HM mobile boxhole machines. The Rhino 100HM has radically changed the process of boxhole boring, transforming a multi-person week-long operation into a one-person, two-shift job.


The Sandvik Rhino 100HM is the first boxhole machine designed to be totally self-sufficient, with everything required to drill a hole travelling on the drill unit, requiring no assistance from the client. The unique design of the Rhino 100HM makes the slot rising method a safer and more efficient option than other slot rising methods.

The Rhino 100HM offers the following benefits:

  • Enclosed ROPS, FOPS operator cabin

  • Mechanised rod handling to minimise operator exposure

  • Self-contained unit for optimum mobility and set-up time

  • High-speed drilling and rod handling

  • Advanced operating system with logging capability

  • Automation-ready for remote operation

  • Designed for drilling up-hole slots to 0.75m diameter, up to 50m in length, and down to 60º across the drive

  • Additional module available for 1.10 to 1.42m diameter conventional reaming

  • Down reaming to 750mm diameter with the conventional module.