Waterwell Drills

The T2W rig’s characteristic versatility and robust design have not changed in three generations of the model, but more features have been included in the new Series III upgrade than any machine in its class. Around the world, water well rig owners and operators appreciate the Atlas Copco T2W truck-mounted drilling rig for its application versatility, high productivity and ability to get in and out of even the most rugged conditions. The T2W rig’s three-speed rotary head has 3,500 foot-pounds at 275 rpm and 12,000 foot-pounds of torque at 80 … Read more
Municipal wells in rock call for Dilden Bros. T2W and QL 120 hammer When contractors of large commercial and municipal projects need a helping hand to drill quickly through rock, Dilden Bros. Well Drilling often gets the call. The company’s Atlas Copco Secoroc QL 120 down-the-hole hammer gives Dilden Bros. access to a niche market in the multi-state geography within reach of their Layfayette, Ind., headquarters. Brothers Wayne … Read more
Apex Drilling's Andy Johnson Apex Drilling’s TH60 grants greater accessibility, punches 8,200 feet in first six weeks After five years working as a geologist and wireline engineer overseas as far away as Indonesia, Mike Becker set his sights on Hill Country in Central Texas. “There’s a lot going on here geologically with seven to eight major and minor aquifers.” … Read more
Businessman, former driller, achieves goal of bringing water to the people of Ethiopia When Solomon Gebre Yohannes was 18 years old in the mid-1980s, he traveled to Ethiopia’s northern region to work on a water well rig. As Solomon remembers it, the region was crippled from drought and war. People in a shelter had as little as a cup of water per person per day. Born from that … Read more
Oromia cover image Oromia Water Works Construction Enterprise (OWWCE) is Ethiopia’s administrative government agency responsible for water projects in the Oromia Region. The region’s topographical picture shows mountains, arid deserts, agricultural plains and eroded ravines. OWWCE uses its Atlas Copco T3W water well rigs to get to the most difficult locations, often where there are no roads, to … Read more
Large agricultural communities need ground water to grow. One drilling company is doing that with the T3WDH. KLR Ethio Water Well Drilling PLC opened for business in 2005 with the intention of becoming a new player in the water well drilling business in Ethiopia. As KLR’s General Manager Fekadu Debalkie Alemayehu put it, “There’s a lot of opportunity here.” Fekadu said, “We are a country of 80 million people. Of those, 85 … Read more
Kale, cover image Founded in 1927 the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) has affected many lives through its community programs. Its Integrated Water and Sanitation Program brings water to local communities and educates them with proper sanitation processes. This program is funded through the church by donors such as Tearfund UK, Tear NL, Evangelische Entwicklungsdinet (EED), Tearfund Australia … Read more
Hagbest cover image                   As Ethiopia’s industrial base has grown, so has Hagbes to support that growth, becoming a leader in consumer retail and business-to-business commerce in the 60 years since its founding. The company sells everything from home furnishings and appliances to trucks and mining and construction equipment. Over … Read more
Tesfaya Tessema was educated as a hydrogeologist. His master’s thesis, attached below, focused on the state of the ground water situation in Ethiopia. His paper “Practical Problems In Water Well Drilling And Pumping Test Analysis In Ethiopia” has been published online through the Ethiopian government and is now available for download below. For more information … Read more
Dilden Brothers Drilling Company sticks with Atlas Copco T2W   The dense gray dust clouds that rose up from the super single tires drifted little before settling back down on what should have been an Indiana cornfield. The farmer who owned the section reported a 3 bushel per acre yield this year, far from enough to justify the cost of planting it. However, an … Read more
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