Quad Drill Two Rail


Key Features

  • Two-operator, climate-controlled, enclosed cab
  • Four drills per workhead, with one head over each rail
  • Fully adjustable workhead to adapt to different plate sizes and hole patterns
  • Cab-controlled workhead power lock-ups
  • John Deere four-cylinder, turbo diesel-fired engine
  • Four-wheel, dual-axle, chain-driven propulsion system
  • 24 VDC, circuit breaker-protected, electrical system
  • Demountable-style axle assemblies, with Cobra brake shoes
  • Integrated, positive locking, rail-to-rail turntable
  • Quick-release drill bit adapter for drill bit changes; three-jaw chuck and specialized drill bit adapters also available
  • Joystick controls
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Easily adjust to different plate types

Make simple adjustments to workhead rail-off set positioning to adapt to different plate sizes and hole patterns.

Stock fewer maintenance parts

Since the QD2R uses many of the same components as other Nordco machines, you can stock fewer maintenance parts on your parts wagon.

Easily set drilling levels

Easily set two key drilling levels:

  • Ready position - how far the workhead descends before drilling
  • Drill depth - how deep the hole is drilled

Simple tools for quick drill bit changes

Use the quick-change adapter to replace worn drill bits fast. Optional three-jaw chucks and specialized drill bit adapters are also available.

Minimize chip debris

Control chip debris in your work area with the optional chip blower; switch between operator-controlled single air blasts and continuous air blasting. In addition, direct the flow of chips away from the work area with simple adjustments to the blower tube.

Category Specification Value
General Weight 19,600 lbs
  Length 21’ 6”
  Width 8’ 6”
  Height 10’ 6”
  Wheel base 84”
  Travel speed 25 mph (maximum)
Capacities Fuel tank 60 gallons
  Hydraulic tank 98 gallons
Engine Make/Model John Deere 4045T
  Type Turbocharged, inline four-cylinder
Hydraulic System Make/Model Vickers PVH131 (24 Volt)
  Type Pressure-compensated, variable displacement piston pump
Electrical System Battery 24 Vdc (dual 12V DC batteries), 1150 cold-cranking amps
Axle Drive System Drive type Dual-axle chain drive
  Propulsion type Hydraulic
Brakes Type Spring-applied/hydraulically released
  Style Four-wheel Cobra-style


Category Option Type Description
Cab Cab accessories Cab pressurizer, climate options (heat/air conditioning)
Debris Control Chip blower Compressed air to move chips away from drill site
Repair & Maintenance Corner-mounted jackstands Lifts the unit to allow under-machine repairs
  Electric hydraulic tank fill system Allows quick filling of hydraulic tank
  Spare hose tree Stores extra hoses on the machine
  Remote coolant filter loops / Remote fluid drains Allows quick filter/fluid maintenance
  Schroeder KF 30 case drain return filtration Filters oil to remove engine wear-related metal filings
  Electric emergency pump Allows workhead to be moved if engine fails
Other Accessories Gauges and alarms Fuel level site gauge, speedometer, hydraulic reservoir temperature gauge, low hydraulic oil level/high hydraulic oil temperature alarm, turntable warning light and buzzer
  Lighting and mirrors Heated outside mirrors and perimeter lighting package
  Storage Additional book storage box, operator belongings box, track tool box
  Miscellaneous “Danger Live Track” retractable belt, DOT reflective tape, extra parts/operations/maintenance manuals, rail sweeps, tow bar with D-handle hitch pins, windshield wipers and nozzles


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