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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
Geothermal drilling in Australia puts RD20 deep hole drilling rigs to use outside the oil and gas market The drill rig making a name for itself on Queensland’s gas-rich Bowen and Surat basins in eastern Australia is now being deployed on a different, deeper errand in the west. If all goes well, JSW Australia’s Tim Westcott thinks the company’s new Atlas Copco RD20 XC high-powered compact, hydraulic top-drive rig will have plenty of … 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
QLX offers driller ultimate flexibility and longevity for deep water well drilling Bob Wade Drilling based in Bentonville, Ark., is a three-man operation consisting of Bob Wade Sr., his son “Bob Jr.,” and 21-year veteran driller Ed MaGelky. Bob Wade said they have just had their best fall and winter since the recession began where Bob Wade said most residential wells are completed by 600 feet (180 … 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
Western Kentucky is known for its ample supply of coal. Although it might seem unusual to see an Atlas Copco TH60 water well rig at work in a coal mine, Armstrong Coal Company has found it valuable in starting up its two new mines. Western Kentucky is known for its ample supply of coal. Although it might seem unusual to see an Atlas Copco TH60 water well rig at work in a coal mine, Armstrong Coal Company has found it valuable in starting up its two new mines. Classified as a water well drill, Atlas Copco’s TH60DH (deep hole) … Read more
Fourth generation drilling family diversifies with versatility of Atlas Copco T3W Things are looking up for the drilling market in the Green Bay region of Wisconsin, but Hintzke Well Drilling Inc. of New London soberly recalls how a series of threats these past few years seemed to conspire against them. There was the recession of 2008. Then came the incessant rains and widespread flooding in the … Read more
Water drilling connects to diamond mining In northwest Russia, about 120 km north of the Arkhangelsk region in the Verkhotina license area, an Atlas Copco T3W water well rig is hard at work. When traveling to the mine through rigid, demanding terrain (often covered in multiple inches of snow dependent upon the time of year) it’s evident that you’re traveling to … Read more
Where the water table in the Bahamas is nearly at the surface, the way to evacuate rain water is a simple solution Although the Bahamas are blessed with beautiful water, white and pink sand beaches and an abundance of sunshine, as a tropical island nation the islands do have spots of excessive rain. Land is little more than a meter or two above sea level in the Bahamas. Yet when it rains, water must be absorbed into … Read more
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