1. Out with the Old and In With the New Terramac® RT9

    January 3, 2014

    Get your company into a new Terramac® RT9 crawler carrier and start 2014 off right! Some things in life you can get away with keeping for decades, and others require the occasional update or even upgrade. For me, I can’t go wrong continuing to use my grandmother’s cookie tins, but I can’t honestly imagine still having to use my original PC from the 1990’s to write.

    So what determines which items can stand the test of time and which ones require replacements? I think it all comes down to technology. Equipment such as crawler carriers utilize a great deal of technology, and like everything else technical, advances and changes happen so rapidly it becomes pertinent to keep up.  If you don’t you will find yourself on a downward spiral where you will fall far below that of your competitors.

    Below I’ve provided you with a side by side comparison of your old crawler carrier next to your new Terramac® RT9.

    Old vs New Terramac® RT9 crawler carrier comparison chart

    Don’t give your competitor’s the opportunity to pass you by while you deal with your old crawler carrier. Get into the new Terramac® RT9 you eyed all last year, and reap the benefits.  

     



  2. Top 5 Reasons Rubber Tracked Rental Units Are Perfect for Seasonal Work

    December 19, 2013

    Rubber tracked rental units are favorable for seasonal work because they are really your only defense against the wrath of Mother Nature and her shifting weather patterns. If growing up in Chicago has taught me anything, it is to expect the unexpected when it comes to the weather. Our weather changes dramatically per season and often times even within a single season. It’s nearly impossible to select a single pair of shoes to carry you through the multiple seasons let alone a single piece of equipment capable of keeping your business moving forward.

    Don’t create your own restrictions! Instead, read the list below and discover the Top 5 reasons rubber tracked rental units are perfect for seasonal work.

    1. Customized Per Job Selecting a rubber tracked rental unit allows your to change the type of equipment on an as need basis. If and when the weather changes so do your needs and a rental unit will allow you to follow suit.Snow covered Terramac
    2. Not as Much Cash out Lay You don’t have a lot of money wrapped into a single unit at any given time. You only need to spend money when you know for certain the unit is being used.
    3. Not a Lot of Commitment If something unexpected occurs on the jobsite you can take a rubber tracked rental unit off of rent, but you can’t always turn around and sell a piece of equipment that you have purchased.
    4. Minimal Repair When renting, maintenance and repair of your rubber tracked unit is minimized to routine or wear and tear items. Any repairs above and beyond that are typically covered by the equipment rental company. In some cases, when a rental unit breaks down, companies like Rig Source will swap out any broken down units and replace it with a fully functioning one so there is no loss of down time.
    5. Tax Advantages Certain tax advantages exist for businesses that choose to rent equipment, and allow for monthly rental payments to be expensed as a reduction in income. In turn, may lower a business’s tax burden. (Please consult your tax advisor prior to renting equipment to make sure that you qualify).

    Seasonal work definitely has its obstacles and a key component to overcoming them is to remain flexible. Tis the season for snow in Chicago right now, but it won’t be long until the April showers are upon us. Be sure to plan ahead and turn to rubber tracked rental units that prove to be perfect for seasonal work.



  3. Get ‘Em While They’re Hot – Rental Units Available!

    October 10, 2013

    Don’t let the recent sunshine fool you. Rainy conditions are upon us so don’t wait to book your rental units today!

    Rig Source has a variety of crawler carrier rental units that will keep your company pushing forward while the weather conditions hold the other guys back. The crawler carrier is built to go where wheeled vehicles cannot, and Rig Source has a variety of sizes and brands available in their rental unit fleet. Some of the available crawler carrier makes and models are listed below:crawler-carrier-fleet

    • Morooka MST-800VD
    • IHI IC-45
    • Morooka MST-1500VD
    • IHI IC-70
    • Morooka MST-2200VD

    Rig Source will work closely with you to provide you with the best fit attachment piece for the selected crawler carrier. Custom bed configurations can include: a flatbed, dump bed, rock bed, crane and 1,400 gallon water tank. Additionally, Rig Source has tracked mounted drilling equipment available for rent like the CME-55 mounted on a TCX-850. This rental unit comes fully equipped with an auto hammer, break-out wrench, wire line winch, and Moyno pump. It is the ideal rental unit for the geotechnical and environmental driller. drill-rig-rentalsGeoprobe® direct push rental units have also been made available during this rainy season. Rig Source has the 420M, Power Packs, and 7822DT’s. These particular units are used for the geotechnical and environmental drilling industry as well and excellent options for those looking to do soil penetration testing. To lock in your rental unit with Rig Source while units are still available, call Bryan today at 630.365.1649 or check out our rental showroom!



  4. Equipment World Features New Terramac Product Line

    November 13, 2012

    Equipment World Logo: Company Featuring TerramacEquipment World featured Rig Source’s introduction of the new Terramac product line in their most recent e-newsletter.  Details of the “new product release” include information about the Terramac RT9 crawler carrier specifications, uses and features. Equipment World is a trade publication within the construction industry, serving the heavy, highway and bridge construction, aggregates producing, landscaping and used equipment markets.  Readers are supplied with updates within the industry concerning work assessments, inventory shortages, environmental pressures, machinery options, and more. For more information on the Terramac RT9 rubber track carrier, please give us a call at 630-365-1649. Rig Source offers new and used crawler carrier solutions, either for sale or for rent; and can find a solution to fit your needs.



  5. Job Openings in Elburn, IL at Rig Source!

    June 6, 2012

    Thanks to the introduction of Terramac’s RT9 crawler carrier product, Rig Source has job openings in their Elburn, Illinois offices.

    What does Rig Source do? Rig Source sells and rents a variety of new and used drilling equipment to customers around the world.  We carry new and used drilling rigs from manufactures like: Atlas Copco, Boart Longyear, Geoprobe, Diedrich, CME and more.  We also rent and sell crawler carriers by Terramac, IHI and Morooka.  In addition we have a service department that can also refurbish or custom mount the machines we sell. We also have a full parts department.

    What’s it like to work at Rig Source? Maybe we’re a bit bias, but we think Rig Source is a really fun place to work!  Our employees constantly tell us they love working at Rig Source and many have been with us for years.  Rig Source has an energetic culture and values those with an entrepreneurial spirit.  We are looking for people who want to grow with us as we embark on an exciting new chapter of the company with the introduction of our new product, the Terramac RT9 rubber track crawler carrier.

    At the time of publishing this post we have these job openings:

    • Heavy Equipment Shop Manager
    • Experienced Heavy Equipment Sales Representative
    • Sales Assistant

    To view the full job descriptions and apply to open positions at Rig Source, please visit our careers page.



  6. Rig Source Upgrades Crawler Carrier Rental Fleet

    October 12, 2011

    Crawler Carrier Rental with Crane AttachmentRig Source adds to crawler carrier rental fleet. Rig Source continues to upgrade it’s crawler carrier rental fleet by installing new tiger cranes on its Morooka and IHI crawler carriers.  We can help mount these on new and used units we have for sale. These size cranes have proven to be extremely useful on pipeline right of ways and jobsites.  If you need to lift anything from a welder to a pallet of sand, these are the right units for you! Contact Rig Source today at 630-365-1649 for rental and sales availability.