1. Limited Time Rental Deal

    June 10, 2014

    You’ll never fail getting your crawler carrier rentals from Rig Source, especially if you call and make your reservations now. We have an extensive fleet of crawler carrier rentals available, BUT they are slipping away fast. As spring weather came around so did many new job opportunities for various industries, including pipelines and general construction. Between these two industries alone, customers have found numerous ways to use these multifunctional units, and the flexibility and cost savings of a rental have been extremely beneficial.

    Available Crawler Carrier Rentals Include:

    Morooka MST-800VD

    Terramac® RT9

    Crawler Carrier with Crane

    Morooka MST-1500VD

    IHI IC-45

    Crawler Carrier with Personnel Carrier

    Morooka MST-2200VD

    IHI IC-100

    Crawler Carrier with VacMaster

    How to Grab Hold of the Deals

    At Rig Source, we carry all the brand name crawler carrier rentals you need, and offer outstanding customer service and equipment support to go with it. Just by calling and mentioning this blog you are automatically eligible for 5% off your next crawler carrier rental*. Along with this, you still receive our competitive rental rates that provide the flexibility of weekly or monthly rental terms that work best with your needs and schedule. It is and always will be our goal to get our customers the support they need by providing them with only the best in crawler carrier rentals so get the experience and price you deserve on crawler carrier rentals by calling Rig Source today at 630.365.1649.

    *Offer valid to all customers for July’s rental rate. Must mention this deal to have discount applied.

  2. Is Your Child Obsessed with Heavy Machinery?

    March 26, 2014

    Child Using Heavy Machinery at DiggerlandIt’s no doubt that children love heavy machinery! This is especially true when their parents are in professions where they utilize equipment such as crawler carriers, drilling rigs, and various other heavy duty construction units. Children thrive to be like their parents, and it’s these shared interests that create what the educational field calls, “teachable moments,” or in blatant terms, a window of time when learning becomes easiest.

    Due to the safety constraints on many jobsites, it is not often that you, the parent and expert on the equipment you run daily, get the opportunity to educate and show your own children the heavy machinery up close. This can be a vital contributing factor in continuing their love of heavy machinery and interest in following in your footsteps.

    Educating Made Easy = Diggerland Construction Theme Park

    I caught wind of the plans to create the latest Diggerland Construction Theme Park, and thought it was a brilliant tool for parents to use to educate on heavy machinery. The theme park provides modified equipment that children are able to drive, ride and operate which makes learning, safe, family-friendly and fun. At Diggerland, children are able to get that real life exposure to heavy machinery they otherwise would only hear about during story time. Diggerland theme park is truly a unique learning experience that is long overdue for the United States.

    Diggerland Heavy Machinery Theme Park Map

    The Trouble with Missed Opportunities

    If children don’t continue to learn about the industry you can hardly expect them to want to grow up to be in it. According to Marc Rubin’s Workforce Dilemma Requires Action article found in the American Oil and Gas Reporter, he finds the demand and need to replace the number of experienced professionals reaching retirement age a critical issue.

    Suddenly, the perks to encouraging and motivating children to expand on their young love for heavy machinery is becoming essential, or if nothing else, an excellent parenting decision as it could just help them land a career in a thriving market later on.

    Hence if you’re looking to educate your little ones on the heavy machinery you use on a daily basis, take a trip to Diggerland this summer! To get yourself in the real deal, call Rig Source at 630.365.1649. We are your number one source for heavy machinery such as crawler carriers for sale and rent as well as drilling rigs for sale and rent. We carry various models for a variety of industries so don’t be shy, our sales team in waiting.

  3. 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.  


  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Terramac: Improve Productivity with Crawler Carriers

    January 17, 2013

    Terramac RT9 crawler carrier by Rig Source in Construction Business OwnerRead about how Terramac can help “Improve Productivity with Crawler Carriers”. The Terramac RT9 is part of a two-page spread in the “Equipment Matters” section of the magazine, “Construction Business Owner” (page 42-43). Article talks about “Tracking the Industry” touching on common mounts, such as the flat beds and dumpers and moving towards further innovation and customization to allow for new exciting uses – scissor lifts, mulch blowers, mat carriers, epoxy coating machines, welding units, personnel carriers, water tank carriers, etc.  In addition, the article discusses decisions about “Choosing a Carrier” and the specifics to look at when selecting a rubber track crawler carrier. Ask about the new Terramac RT9 sales and rental availability!  Additional crawler carrier brands are also available used – for sale or for rent. For more information about Rig Source crawler carriers, give us a call at 630-365-1649. Links for Reference: – Rig Source crawler carriers for sale – Rig Source crawler carrier rentals – Terramac rubber track carrier (direct site)

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Rig Source Uses Morooka in its Own Yard Expansion

    October 13, 2011

    Morooka MST800 crawler carrrier dumping dirtMorooka MST800 Crawler Carrier with Dump BedRig Source is currently working on expanding the equipment yard using a Morooka MST800 from our crawler carrier fleet. This unit is perfect for hauling away the large loads of dirt, gravel and debris used for this job. Rig Source has a wide-range of Morooka crawler carrier units for sale or for rent, along with a variety of replacement rubber tracks and parts.  Depending on your specific needs, we can also offer custom fabrication of the crawler carrier itself or help with additional items such as flatbeds, drill remounts, winch and crane installations, water tanks, restoration and repair services. Feel free to call us at 630-365-1649 if you have questions about our available inventory or custom fabrication services.

  10. 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.