Have You Ever Seen A Souped-up Geoprobe®?

February 25, 2014 by Savannah Adkins

Souped Up Geoprobe® 6610Going Above & Beyond the Standard

Most drillers see a Geoprobe® as just another tool used for soil sampling in the geotechnical and environmental industry, and don’t necessarily expect to see such units with a flawless physique. However, there is a first for everything, and Rig Source had the pleasure of souping-up their first Geoprobe® unit. The outcome was nothing short of eye-catching.

Rig Source completed this project for our long standing customer, Environmental Group Services Limited (EGSL). Typically, EGSL brings their Geoprobe® 6610 in once a year for a tune up and general maintenance. This time around it was determined that they would add some bells and whistles to protect the major impact points that end up getting worn while on the job.

In an interview with Bill Lennon, a project manager that has been with EGSL for the last ten years stated,

                “We like to keep our equipment as functional and pristine as possible.”

Not a bad idea when you’re consistently presenting equipment in front of customers, and want to maintain a professional appearance. It’s like the saying goes, dress for the position you want not the job you’ve got.

The Maintenance & Upgrades

EGSL certainly has the right idea when it comes to servicing their Geoprobe® unit once a year for general maintenance. One of the biggest challenges they face with equipment is having it function properly during the winter months, and general maintenance will ensure these units do just that.

As far as upgrades, Rig Source added diamond plating to the major impact points that EGSL requested some extra protection for. The diamond plating is capable of withstanding the rough wear and tear that Geoprobe® units receive in operation. Ultimately, these upgrades should prevent chipping and rusting that can make units appear to be run down.

Putting a Souped-up Geoprobe® To Work

Seeing that this Geoprobe® 6610 is the only direct push unit that EGSL currently uses, it is constantly on the move around the Chicagoland area as seen in the working photograph below. On the before photo you’ll notice that select locations look a little rough around the edges while on the after photos the unit looks good as new and shows off the new diamond plate.

Before, After & Working Photographs of a Geoprobe® 6610

If you are looking for a Geoprobe® for sale or looking to tune up or upgrade your current Geoprobe® unit, call Rig Source today at 630.365.1649. We have a full service department that will exceed your expectations, and get you the direct push unit best suited for your needs.

Additionally, if you have a quick job to do, look into Geoprobe® rental units by Rig Source. We offer various daily, weekly and monthly rates to help you get your job done!



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