Like the legend of John Henry “The Steel Drivin’ Man,” Jimco Equipment Corporation is home to the modern day rock drilling legend, John Henry, “The Steel Drivin’ Machine.” The John Henry Rock Drill was developed in the mid-1980s by Jim Shafer, president of Jimco Equipment in Charleston, W.V. As the owner of an equipment distribution company, Shafer decided that a hydraulic excavator would serve as the perfect platform for a high-speed rotary-percussion rock drill. Soon after the concept was imagined, a fleet was created, built with strength, reliability, and versatility in mind. With the extreme reach capabilities and 360 swing of the excavator, the John Henry was able to efficiently drill holes in places originally thought unreachable.
Our JH 16, JH 20 and LTS models are in full production, being mounted on Caterpillar and Komatsu excavators. These models are servicing the drilling and blasting needs of contractors working on rock blasting jobs, pipeline ditch, soil nailing and other rock drilling applications. Be sure to learn more about these models as you enjoy blasting your way through our newly updated website. Jimco offers direct sales to the customer along with the nation’s largest John Henry Rock Drill rental fleet. Machines are available with 12’, 16’, or 20’ capabilities with the option of a single automatic rod changer. Please enjoy our new website and let us share with you “The Legend of John Henry.”