Rock Drill Oils are purpose-built to deliver efficient lubrication and extended trouble-free service to a wide range of air-operated equipment. These include pneumatic drills, jumbo drills, jackleg drills, jackhammers, small air tools and motors, as well as airline oilers.

Formulated from oxidation-resistant paraffinic base oils, these oils incorporate established rust and oxidation inhibitors, foam inhibitors, and extreme pressure additives. The unique formulation of Rock Drill Oils strikes a crucial balance between demulsibility control and tackiness, which are essential characteristics for effective lubrication in air-operated systems. This ensures smooth, reliable, and long-lasting performance for your equipment.


CORRECT VISCOSITY. A wide range of available viscosities of Rock Drill Oils allows the selection of the optimum lubricant. The correct viscosity ensures that the misted lubricant feed from line oilers and other types of metering devices provides effective trouble free lubrication to every lubricated surface of air operated equipment. Incorrect viscosity leads to inadequate oil misting with resultant high wear rates, decreased equipment service life or even costly premature equipment failures.

EXTREME PRESSURE AND ANTI-WEAR ADDITIVES. Rock Drill Oils carry the high loads at the tool head which extend the working life of rock drills and other air tools. Metal to metal contact is avoided on heavily loaded components during the rotation and sliding motions even when adverse conditions of high temperature and high moisture are encountered.

RUST AND OXIDATION INHIBITORS. Rock Drill Oils minimise deposit formation. The fine clearances of oil misting orifices, valves and passages in air tools are maintained to prevent partial blockages (caused by deposits) which reduce drilling speeds and cause premature equipment failure. All surface areas are effectively protected against rust formation in the normally moisture laden environments of air operated equipment.

NEGLIBLE ODOUR & TOXICITY. This is a very important requirement when exhausting oil mist in confined areas and more particularly in underground mining where it is mandatory that the oil misting residues are not hazardous to the environment.

EXTRA ADHESIVENESS. Rock Drill Oils further enhances lubrication in the presence of water. The tackiness maintains an oil film to sustain lubrication.

DIESELING INHIBITED. Under conditions of light load and when temperatures are high (withdrawal of percussion tools, etc.) auto-compression ignition may occur. This infrequent dieseling is minimised by the inclusion of a combustion suppressant.

ANTI-FOAMING CHARACTERISTICS. Rock Drill Oils avoid possible lubrication problems which can eventuate with lubricants which have not been adequately inhibited against foam.

PropertyASTM Method  Results  
ISO Grade 100150220320460
Code VI6- 28132814282128172818
Density (kg/Lt) @ 15oCD-12980.8950.8950.8990.9020.905
Viscosity (cSt) @ 40oCD-445100150220320460
Pour Point (oC)D-97-15-12-9-9-9
Flash Point; COC (oC)D-92273250270280285
Rust Prevention CharacteristicsD-665PassPassPassPassPass
Copper Strip CorrosionD-1301a1a1a1a1a

Available in:        Bulk, 1000 Litres, 200 Litres and 20 Litres.

Item Code:              VI6-2813 (100), VI6-2814 (150), VI6-2821 (220), VI6-2817 (320), VI6-2818 (460)

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