KDR- 1000 is the first core drilling rig manufactured by Kores Engineering. Our client, Mineral Exploration, was frustrated with the mechanical rig’s speed, efficiency, and productivity levels. They wanted a powerful and efficient drilling rig.


We designed a fully hydrostatic, multi-purpose drilling rig with high productivity levels and sift-friendly features. The earliest models were based on American standards, but the accessibility of additional spare components presented another issue. We quickly altered and modified the drilling rig to suit the terrains of India and Africa.

The latest KDR 1000 is a truck-mounted, hydrostatic drilling rig with a 3-meter stroke and a 6-meter pull. The machine's high speed & torque ensures increased productivity for deep drilling exploration. MECL compared KDR 1000's performance with their existing imported machine and found that our model performed better.