Hydracore 2000 Manportable

The Hydracore 2000 is one of the most versatile machines for core drilling

Hydracore 2000 Manportable

The Hydracore 2000 Manportable is the combination of our Hydracore 2000 H size drill head with our manportable powerpack. This combination makes a very powerful drill that can still be moved by men on very narrow trails. The powerpack can be made with three or four 30 or 40 HP engines, or twin 70 HP engines. Depths of 1,400 meters N size have been achieved by customers with this drill.  The drill head has our unique Hydracore Link Chuck which has more grip than other chucks. The Link Chuck works on a different mechanical principle than all other chucks on the market, requiring only one set of jaws to drill any size from B to H.

Specifications for 120 HP version

Maximum Capacity

B Size5,700 ft (1,750 m)
N Size4,250 ft (1,300 m)
H Size2,700 ft (825 m)

Drill Head

H size hydraulic chuck. Belt drive with 2.77:1 ratio.

Motor DisplacementRPMTorque
Maximum5221,254 ft-lbs
Minimum1,500428 ft-lbs

* Speed/Torque is continuously variable between maximum and minimum values.  More torque is available in reverse for rod breaking (1790 ft-lbs.) because the reverse pressure is set at  5,000 psi and the maximum pressure in forward is only 3,500 psi.

Hydraulic Chuck (Hydracore Link Chuck)

OperationSpring closed, Hydraulic opened
Axial Thrust30,000 lbs
CapacityB to H
No. of Jaws3
Maximum Rod Size3 1/2"

Foot Clamp

OperationAccumulator closed, Hydraulic opened
Axial Thrust25,000 lbs
CapacityB to P
No. of Jaws2
Maximum Rod Size4 1/2"


Maximum Pull24,000 lbs
Maximum Thrust16,000 lbs


Engines (3 or 4)30 HP each at 3000 rpm Kubota 3-cylinder turbo diesel, or 40 HP each at 3000 rpm Kubota 4-cylinder turbo diesel
Main Pumps (4)15 GPM at 3,000 psi
Feed Pump3 GPM at 2,500 psi
Hydraulic Tank12.5 Gallons (US)
CoolingWater cooled heat exchanger


20 GPM 1,000 psi Water Pump Hydraulic (IB 1029 Admiral)
45 GPM 1,000 psi Water Pump Hydraulic (Cat 3545)
Wireline Hoist 2,000 ft Capacity
Wireline Hoist 3,000 ft Capacity
Hydraulic Mud Mixer


Drill Head (including chuck)580 lbs
Hydraulic Chuck (not including opening cylinder and yoke) 106 lbs
Foot Clamp90 lbs
Drill Feed Frame550 lbs
Drill Slide & Feed Cylinder550 lbs
Hydraulic Module (wet)278 lbs
Control Panel230 lbs
Engine Modules (3) wet340 lbs each (30 HP), 400 lbs each (40 HP)
Wireline Hoist 2,000 ft150 lbs
Water Pump 20 Gallons106 lbs
Mud Mixer35 lbs
Batteries (2)37 lbs each
Sheave Assembly90 lbs

* These are the weights for helicopter moves