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The new HERO™ 9: essential for your drilling needs in hard ground


Montreal, May 22, 2012

Fordia is launching a new diamond bit on the Canadian market that adds to its HERO range. Just like the HERO 3, the HERO 7 and the HERO 11, the all-new HERO 9 offers a penetration/lifespan ratio that surpasses other core bits in its class. This core bit is also more resistant to high drilling pressures, making it easier to use. The Canadian-designed HERO range is manufactured according to Fordia’s highest standards of quality. Together, the HERO range of four core bits can now tackle ground ranging from 3.5 to 7.5 on the Moh’s hardness scale.

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Fordia’s R&D team created this matrix through extensive field tests that enabled its optimization. Dozens of tests with numerous drilling companies across multiple sites have demonstrated that the HERO 9 has a lifespan 150% longer than the competition. The HERO 9 is engineered to exceed expectations and boost the performance of drilling crews.

The HERO 9 is ideal for drilling through plutonic and volcanic rocks, such as granite or syenite, or similar rock formations. The HERO 9 is available in diamond impregnation heights of13 mm and 16 mm to further increase the metres drilled. It’s up to you to challenge the limits of the HERO 9. Trust the hero in you!


Fordia offers comprehensive drilling solutions with its complete line of diamond tools, equipment and accessories designed for the mineral exploration and geotechnical industries. The company is a world leader in its field and offers high quality products that meet the specific needs of drilling companies while providing outstanding customer service and technical support.

Fordia has a culture of continuous improvement based on a series of core values including respect, communication, innovation, teamwork, excellence and responsible wealth creation.

Fordia has employees in Canada and around the world. The company has offices on every continent and distributors in as many as 25countries. For more information about the company, visit our NEW website



Hélène Coulombe
Sales Director
Tel. : 514 336-9211