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Power Source 4 Cylinder 125HP (Tier 4)
Horsepower 125 HP
Max Spindle Torque 12,428 ft. lbs. (16,850 Nm)
Spindle Bore 3.5" (89 mm)
Push & Retract Force Down: 21,450 lbs. (95 kN), Up: 32,515 lbs. (145 kN)
Rotary Box 100 Triple Strand Chain Drive
Clutch 13" Clutch
Transmission Helical Gear Transmission with 5 forward
Drilling Type All Purpose

The D-90 is a large, heavy-duty multi-purpose drill rig used for soil and rock sampling for both geotechnical, exploration and environmental investigations using augers, mud rotary or core drilling tools. With various mounting and drill options available, the D-90 is one versatile drill rig!


  • Mast
  • Cathead
  • Hydraulic Hoist
  • Slide Base
  • Low Overhead Clearance Feed Frame
  • Side Shifting Base
  • Leveling Jacks
  • Drill Platform
  • Water Tank
  • Rod Rack
  • Auger Rack
  • Tool Boxes
  • Drillers Step
  • Vertical Drop Hammer Rack
  • Hydraulic Chuck

Heavy-duty drill rig for soil and rock exploration using augers, rotary tools or core drilling tools.

Rated from 150 ft. (46m) to 300 ft. (92 m) depth with hollow stem or continuous flight augers up to 19” (483 mm) hole size.

Rated to 1500 linear feet (458 m) of core drilling using N series tools.

Power Unit

The D-90 unit is powered by a 125 HP, 4-cylinder turbo charged Tier 4 diesel engine.  Electric starting and engine instruments are standard.

Frame & Base

The drill frame is a weldment, constructed of heavy wall rectangular steel tubing, with sufficient strength and rigidity for heavy duty use.

Clutch & Transmission

Clutch – 13 inch (330 mm) automotive type.

Transmission – Heavy duty helical gear transmission with 5– forward and 1 – reverse gears.

Optional Cathead is driven by a power-take-off.

Right Angle Drive

The right-angle drive is a heavy-duty gearbox, totally enclosed, and running in oil.

Rotary Box

The rotary box consists of a #100 triple-strand roller chain drive, totally enclosed, and running in oil.  The quill and spindle are supported on tapered roller bearings.  The lower bearings run submerged in oil.  The upper bearings are externally greased.

  • Spindle Bore: 3.5″ (89mm)
  • Spindle Travel:
    • 68″ (1727mm)
  • Thrust @ 2300 PSI
    • UP: 32,515 lbs. (145 kN)
    • DOWN: 21,450 lbs. (95 kN)
  • Max Feed Rate:
    • UP: FPM 41 (13m/min)
    • DOWN: FPM 74 (23m/min)
    • UP REGENERATIVE: 64 FPM (20m/min)
  • Max Gross Spindle Torque:
    • 1st gear up to 12,428 ft.lbs. (16,850 Nm)
  • Max Spindle Speed:
    • 1st gear – 70 RPM
    • 5th gear – 566 RPM

** Detented feed with rapid retract is available

Hydraulic System

On the D-90 unit, oil is supplied by a heavy-duty gear type two-section pump rated at 19 GPM (72 L/min) and 28 GPM (106 L/min) at 2400 RPM.  Maximum operating pressure is 2300 PSI (15,513 k Pa).  The pump is gear driven from the engine accessory drive.

Hydraulic valves are stock sectional body directional control valves with relief.  An optional regenerative spool can be provided for the main feed valve providing a high-speed spindle lift as well as normal operation.  All controls are conveniently located on a single console for ease of operation.

Auger Adapter

A heavy-duty universal joint which mounts to the spindle with a single nut is provided for ease in hook-up and adjusting for misalignment.  All components are sized to withstand torque and axial loads encountered under most drilling conditions.  The 4-1/4” (108mm) I.D. HSA box is standard but other sizes are available.


The mast is available in 3 standard lengths for 20 ft(6.1m), and 25 Ft(7.6m), and 30 ft(9.1m) pulls. The maximum mast height is limited by the type of carrier. The mast is pivoted on the drill frame permitting operation of the drill with the mast horizontal. Quick disconnect is standard for both lengths. Sheaves are provided for 1″(25.4mm) manila rope, 3/8″(9.5mm) and 1/2″(12.7mm) wire rope. The sheaves are 8″(203mm) diameter to reduce fatigue in the wire rope.


The cathead is mechanically driven from the drill transmission. The PTO provides 1 speed forward and 1 reverse. Drum is 8″(203mm) diameter and 6″(152mm) long with generously sized anti-four flanges.

  • Line Pull : 5,000#(2270 kg) +
  • Speed : 500 ft./min. (153m/min) +

The cathead is mounted to the right rear of the drill and is perpendicular to the long axis of the drill frame.

Hydraulic Hoist

Various capacity options are available, Hydraulic hoists utilize a worm gear drive with a sealed case. Gears and tapered roller bearings run in oil. Housing and drum are designed to prevent fouling of the cable. The controls are mounted on the operators console. Hoists are provided with a safety brake to prevent roll-back.

Slide Base

A hydraulically operated sliding base provides 20 in(508mm) of travel to provide clearance for hoisting tools. The sliding base can be mounted on any flat surface of adequate size.

Leveling Jacks

Jacks are available for rear and front mounting. 4″(102mm) bore cylinders are enclosed within telescoping steel tubes for increased durability and stability. Each jack is provided with a pivoted foot pad with a non-slip surface. Standard stroke is 36″(915mm)

Side Shifting Base

Hydraulically operated, side to side provides approximately 6″(152mm) of motion left and right of center.

Water Tank

250 gallon (946 l) or 500 gallon (1892 l) welded steel water tanks mount at the front of the drill platform. Other tanks are available on request.

Drill Platform

Dimensions vary with the truck and carrier size. Welded construction consists of structural steel and deck plates. Running lights are included.

Rod Rack

Above deck rod rack and underbody rod rack are standard with drill platform. Optional rod storage under the water tank is also available.

Auger Rack

Above deck auger rack is standard with drill platform. Underbody fixed, hinged, or hydraulic auger racks are available.

Tool Boxes

Tool boxes are available for above or below deck mounting in several sizes.

Water Pump

Pump is frame or deck mounted and driven from the rigs’ hydraulic system

  • FMC L1122 (435) with variable speed
  • Monyo 3L8 with variable speed
  • SP50 Hose Pump with variable speed

Other water pumps available on request.

Feed Frame Sheave Mount

The feed frame sheave mount bolts to the top of the feed frame to allow use of the cathead and winch when drilling with the mast horizontal. This permits drilling in 10 ft (3m) overhead clearances with a skid mounted rig. The feed frame sheeve mount can only be used with low overhead clearance feed frame.

Drillers Step

Heavy duty drillers step can be mounted on the right and/or left side of the drill platform. The step folds up for storage.

Vertical Drop Hammer Rack

The storage rack for the 140 lb. safety hammer can be mounted in the drill platform or on the back of the hydraulic leveling jack on the cathead side of the drill rig.

Hydraulic Chuck

Hydraulic chuck mounts to top of spindle with jaws available through 3-1/2″(89mm)

Fluted Kelly

Fluted kelly is available in various sizes

High Rise Pump Mount

Allows the Moyno 3L6 water pump to be mounted above two (2) 36″(915mm) tool boxes on the drill platform.

Hydraulic Rod Holder & Breakout Wrench

This device is capable of holding up to 8″(203mm) O.D. drill rods or casing. It slides on and off the hole and also moves side to side. The device stores easily under the rig. A hydraulic breakout wrench is provided.

140lb. Automatic SPT Hammer System

The Diedrich automatic SPT hammer system hydraulically lifts a 140 lb.(63.5kg) drive weight and completely releases the weight for a 30 in.(762mm) free fall. The drive weight does not have a cable or rope attached that may impede its fall. The hammer can be operated at a rate of up to 50 blows per minute. The tolerance of the fall height is plus or minus 3/8 inch(9.5mm). The hammer mounts on the guide tube so that it can be hydraulically raised and lowered and easily moved to the on hole driving position. The hammer can also be operated while suspended from a winch cable. The hammer driving force is transmitted only to the anvil and rods and the hammer allows for up to 24 inches(610mm) of driving without movement of the hammer body. The drive weight, lifting mechanism, and anvil impact surface are enclosed to provide optimum safety.

Diedrich Positive Cathead Brake

In-line positive cathead brake stops the mechanical cathead rotation in less then one rotation when the emergency stop switch is activated. At the same time the clutch is disengaged and the drill rig engine is shut down. Once the emergency stop system is deactivated the brake is released, and the cathead can be operated as usual.

Carrier Safety Interlock System

The Carrier/Mast Safety Interlock prevents the carrier from running while the mast is up. This safety device prevents driving the rig into overhead wires with the mast up.

Truck Mounted

Diedrich Drill D-90 Drill Rig

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Diedrich Drill D-90 Drill Rig

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