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Gator Casing Shoes

Gator casing shoes from Fordia, offer an excellent quality/price ratio. The Gator line of casing shoes includes Standard, Super, High Performance and Crown shoes so that no matter how tough the overburden, we have the ideal casing shoe.


Standard Gator casing shoe

Gator Standard casing shoes are an ideal and economical choice for drilling in easy overburden when the bedrock is not far from the surface.


  • Ideal for average or relatively easy overburden containing sand and gravel
  • Diamond height of 5mm

Super Gator Casing Shoes

For more difficult overburden that contains a lot of gravel, clay or rocks, the Super Gator casing shoe is your best bet. The Super has better cutting properties and is a good choice when the bedrock is deeper.


  • Ideal for moderately hard overburden
  • Diamond height of 6mm

High Performance Gator Casing Shoes

High performance casing shoes are ideal for very difficult overburden or when the bedrock is deep. You can choose from a selection of matrices developed for very hard ground and choose from a diamond impregnation height of 5 mm or 6 mm.


  • Optimal cutting properties when you need higher performance
  • Ideal for difficult overburden containing many rocks
  • Diamond height of 5mm or 6mm

Gator Crown Show

When you need a highest performance product, choose our Gator crown shoes. With a crown shoe you get 8 mm of diamond impregnation in the crown, along with a different shape of crown that is more similar to a core bit. You can also choose from same matrices that are better suited to harder ground.


  • Optimal cutting properties for extremely difficult overburden containing many boulders
  • Diamond height of 8mm

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We are happy to announce that as of August 2, 2021, all Canadian Fordia offices will be making drill rigs available to their customers. In an earlier blog this year, we announced that drill rigs would be available for sale in the USA and that proved to be successful, so Canada will now join the USA in adding drill rigs to their portfolio of drilling equipment for the mineral exploration industry.

The mineral exploration industry has seen a lot of change in the last few years. One of the most common challenges is finding employees. Between the cyclic nature of the industry and the recent pandemic, many experienced drillers have left and replacing them has been difficult for many companies.

At the beginning of the year, we decided to update our popular eGuides so our customers would have the latest and greatest information. We started with our most popular guide on choosing the right core bit and are now in the process of taking each guide and updating its information to represent the many changes that have occurred over the last few years.

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