A water well drilling rig is constructed out of a diesel power engine, a compressor a drill mast, pipe and numerous pumps and levers. A water well drilling rig is an apparatus which creates a hole in the ground commonly called a bore hole. Drilling rigs can be massive structures or they can be small enough to be moved by one person. Some are mounted on trucks that are powered by a big diesel engine and are equipped with hydraulic leveling jacks to balance the drill platform. The drilling operation is power-driven by a deck engine mounted on the back of the truck and gets it power from a diesel engine. Drilling rigs can be mobile equipment mounted on trucks, tracks, or trailers.
Some of the smaller drilling rigs are used for testing sub-surface mineral deposits in the soil and ground water.
Some drill rigs are capable of drilling pipe through thousands of meters in the earth’s surface. On the back of the water drilling rig is a hoist which lifts the pipe out of the hole. The hoist has plenty of power to get the job done. An air compressor is mounted on the back powered by a diesel engine. The pipe is mounted on the side of the rig in a special pipe or rod box. D & L Thomas Equipment Corp is committed to the water well drilling industry, the equipment we sell Schramm, the services we provide and the knowledge and experience we have.
When a water well drilling rig starts drilling many people like to come out and watch the drill run. Some will take video of the drill in action. It is not often that you can watch a water well drill in operating on TV most of the time you see them on videos or on YouTube drilling. The manufactures of water well drilling equipment often make video for information and instructional purposes. Most residential water well drilling contractors drill wells to reach ground water for house hold uses and geothermal heat loop systems for heating and cooling buildings. Many practical programs are available to the homer owner on both types of drilling.
When the manufactures build and design a water well drilling rig they need to consider many things. Many states have height and weight restrictions on their roadways. These restrictions have impacted the design of the rigs. Pipes, pumps, special tool or tools, systems to run the pumps and pipes, the hydraulic leveling jacks and the deck engine mounted on the bed all contribute to the massive weight of the water well rig. On top of all the equipment and accessories you then have to add the weight of the diesel fuel for both the truck and the engine that runs the deck engine mounted on the back.
Water well drilling rigs big or small we have the parts, equipment knowledge and services you need to help you get the job done right the first time. We help you to look good to your customers.