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Title: Pros and cons of hydraulic drilling

The advantages and disadvantages of using hydraulic drilling are discussed. The low maintenance, energy efficiency, drilling speeds, and operating costs are the main advantages of the hydraulic drills. The economics and maintenance of air drills are also compared.
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Journal Name: World Min. Equip.; (United States); Journal Volume: 8:6
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United States
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; DRILLS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT; ECONOMICS; MAINTENANCE; DRILLING EQUIPMENT; EQUIPMENT 012000* -- Coal, Lignite, & Peat-- Mining; 020300 -- Petroleum-- Drilling & Production; 030300 -- Natural Gas-- Drilling, Production, & Processing; 040300 -- Oil Shales & Tar Sands-- Drilling, Fracturing & Mining