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
The T3W rig fits the environment and requirements for this northern California driller. Over the years, Greg Peters said he has drilled over 14,000 wells in California’s Sierra Foothills east of Sacramento. The average depth is about 400 feet, but many wells have been in the 1,000-foot range. At one time, his company ran as many as six rigs including four TH60s, a T3W and T4W drill. Today, … Read more
Atlas Copco drilling equipment used for community development. The Panamanian government supports the water needs of its people with two development entities. One is the Institute of Water & Infrastructure (IDAAN). The other is the Ministry of Development (MDA). They both use Atlas Copco drilling equipment to accomplish this goal. Supervising manager for rig maintenance inPanama, Nancy Gaitan, oversees both IDAAN and MDA … Read more
Pennsylvania Drilling Company, Stackhouse & Son, mixes its fleet with a TH60.   Dave Stackhouse, the son in Stackhouse & Son, Inc., has been a T3W user since the mid-90s. Recently Stackhouse broke from tradition, purchasing an Atlas Copco TH60 drill rig to go with his two-year-old T3W. “I’m happy with one of each,” he said. The new rig he purchased has a few different options, giving … Read more
Drilling company owners compare their years of experience with the TH60 and T3W. People can be creatures of habit, so it’s good to occasionally look at all options from a new perspective when making big purchase decisions…and a drill rig is a big purchase. In the spring of 2011, Tier 4 engine regulations will go into effect requiring changes to deck engines that will greatly affect the price … Read more
Geothermal driller sets footage record with Atlas Copco DTH hammer and Rocket Bit. It can’t be stressed enough that, although geothermal drilling is done with all the same equipment and tooling as water well drilling, geothermal drilling requires a different mindset. Drillers who have done quarry work know what it means to punch holes in the ground to meet the footage demands of the customer. Geothermal work follows … Read more
Texas drilling company looks to the Atlas Copco TH60 as the latest in rig technology to get it through various formations. Virdell Drilling Inc. is an example of a company that has adapted as technology has evolved to take advantage of the latest tooling. Many drillers who have been around a while can relate to this family’s story – and appreciate how far modern hard rock drilling has come. After looking at the black and white … Read more
Atlas Copco water well rigs fight arsenic with rotary mud drilling. A surging rural population brought boom times for residential waterwell drilling in eastern Wisconsin. For companies like Leo Van De Yacht Well Drilling of Green Bay, it has long been their bread and butter—even after the discovery of arsenic in the Fox River Valley’s aquifers in 1987. They are well skilled in the technique for … Read more
Many drillers loyal to the Atlas Copco brand are walking in their father’s footsteps, even their grandfather’s and great-grandfather’s. Their stories are rich with the history of the industry. Then there are those who catch you by surprise because their stories are so varied, rich as history itself. They come into drilling almost as if … Read more
Geothermal pioneer finds the right bit for bad stone Mid-State Construction Company in Livingston,Tennessee, is a geothermal pioneer, having entered the market back in the early 1990s. Mid-State CEO and founder Johnny Coleman had grasped geothermal’s significance early on to become an outspoken proponent of the technology. However, Coleman said geothermal today no longer needs a spokesperson. This energy-saving strategy for cooling and heating … Read more
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