1. Understanding the Benefits of the Geoprobe 7822DT with 4-Speed Head

    November 11, 2019

    Every drill rig offers a unique set of features that makes it possible for drillers to provide a variety of quality and affordable drilling services. However, choosing the right rig for your equipment fleet can be challenging when the services you offer require different rig styles. Rig Source is actively working towards alleviating that challenge by offering more rig rentals capable of performing multiple tasks. One such rig that is gaining rapid popularity is the Geoprobe 7822DT with 4-speed head. The benefits of this multi-purpose Geoprobe have been found to be extremely appealing from both a time and cost perspective.

    Top 3 Benefits
    1. Versatility – The Geoprobe 7822DT with 4-speed head is a single unit capable of performing direct push, core and auger drilling methods, eliminating the need for multiple drills.
    2. Size – This multi-purpose Geoprobe model is small and compact and can safely be hauled by a regular pick-up truck and trailer, reducing transportation costs.
    3. Dependability – The 7822DT with 4-speed head offers enhanced maneuverability on jobsites with limited access, ensuring projects stay on schedule.

    Geoprobe 7822DT with 4-Speed Head

    Rental Opportunities

    As more and more customers are learning the benefits of the Geoprobe 7822DT with 4-speed head, Rig Source continues to add more of them to their rental fleet. Currently Rig Source has three units and each is available with flexible daily, weekly or monthly terms and competitive rates. As you head into the planning phase for 2020, you’ll want to remember the benefits of utilizing this multi-purpose Geoprobe model for both time and cost savings. And for additional information on availability or to reserve a Geoprobe 7822DT with 4-speed head rental, contact Rig Source at 630.365.1649.



  2. Returning Customer Requests New Technology

    September 24, 2019

    Here at Rig Source we take pride in the relationships we build while providing drill rig sales and rentals. It’s through our customer service that we’re able to establish a rapport with our customers that keeps them coming back time after time for their drill rig needs. These connections work both ways because our customers educate our team on industry developments and trends which ensures we’re continuing to offer state-of-the-art drill rigs. We’ve been working closely with Anderson Environmental Contracting, LLC (AEC Drilling) to help them with their mission to improve project efficiency. By adding a Geoprobe 3230 to our rental fleet, AEC Drilling was provided an affordable option for attaining the highly versatile rig, and we were fortunate enough to expand our rental fleet offerings after seeing the instant success the unit provided them.

    AEC Drilling

    Longtime Rig Source customers and experienced leaders in the drilling industry, Brian and David Gose joined Anderson Environmental Company in 2018 to start AEC Drilling, a new drilling division to serve the Geotechnical, Environmental and Coring industries in the Pacific Northwest. After purchasing their initial equipment fleet, the Gose’s soon found their fleet at 100% utilization which required them to seek out alternative equipment solutions in order to keep growing the business.

    “We went right to Rig Source for drill rig rentals because we knew from previous experience they were easy to work with and always provided quality rigs,” expresses Brian Gose, Director at AEC Drilling.

    AEC Drilling first leased a Geoprobe 7822DT direct push rig followed by a track mounted Diedrich D-50. The capabilities and small footprint of the Geoprobe 7822DT served the needs of AEC Drilling, but the Diedrich D-50 proved to be more robust than required for the services they routinely offered. What AEC Drilling really wanted and needed to maximize their efficiency was Geoprobe’s latest 3230 model. At the time, Rig Source didn’t carry the Geoprobe 3230 in their rental fleet.

    AEC Drilling Geoprobe 3230

    Expanding the Rental Fleet

    The Geoprobe 3230 is a combination rig released by Geoprobe Systems early in 2015. Rig Source was familiar with the new unit and had seen the demo during a Geoprobe Days event. However, they hadn’t received any customer inquiries about one and therefore hadn’t considered adding one to their rental fleet. That all changed when AEC Drilling approached Rig Source with their equipment request.

    “Once I knew the customer interest was there, I was all about expanding our fleet offerings to include the new 3230 Geoprobe model. Fitting customers with rigs that align with their needs is our top priority at Rig Source because it leads to the highest level of customer satisfaction,” explains Mike Crimaldi, President at Rig Source.

    As result of AEC Drilling’s eagerness to have affordable access to a Geoprobe 3230 model for their drilling endeavors, Rig Source added one to its rental fleet.

    Sold Geoprobe 3230

    Geoprobe 3230

    The Geoprobe 3230 model is a versatile rig offering direct push, auger and high-speed rotary drilling capabilities. As a multi-functioning rig, operators are able to easily move between tasks without having to change out machines.

    “The Geoprobe 3230 gives us the same power as a larger auger rig but provides us with more capabilities and the flexibility to jump between tasks with a single piece of equipment,” states Gose. “Direct push is less expensive so we like to offer that option to clients first, which we can with the Geoprobe 3230, but we also know that if we get into difficult formation and are unsuccessful with direct push we can simply switch to using hollow stem auger without having to re-mobilize an auger rig.”

    The versatility is significant for AEC Drilling as they’re frequently performing services for soil and ground water sampling, soil remediation, monitoring wells, remediation wells, geotechnical sampling, and injections. Since taking Rig Source’s only Geoprobe 3230 out on a long term rental and finding instant success with it, AEC Drilling has decided to purchase the unit from Rig Source upon termination of the lease.

    Geoprobe 3230 In Operation

    “We’re always happy to see our customers succeed with the drill rigs we provide and are honored that so many customers like AEC Drilling feel comfortable coming to us and requesting new rig technology that match their unique needs,” expressed Crimaldi.

    Knowing how much success AEC Drilling has seen with the Geoprobe 3230 rig, Rig Source procured a second unit to replace the one being sold from their rental fleet. The new model will be available in October and it is their hope that other drillers will take full advantage of the rental opportunity.

    “We’re truly thankful to have such a dependable rig provider like Rig Source that was able to accommodate our specific requests,” admits Gose. “Even since adding the Geoprobe 3230 to our fleet, we’ve been back to Rig Source to purchase a Chemgrout unit and our experience was again, nothing short of amazing.”



  3. Rental Geoprobe with Core Package

    July 31, 2018

    We’ve expanded our direct push rental inventory to include a Geoprobe 7822DT with core package. It’s the same great Geoprobe model with the added benefits of the core package for increased versatility and ease of transport to jobsites. As a reputable supplier of Geoprobe units we’re proud to stay on top of industry trends and excited to extend this new Geoprobe rental offering to our customers.

    The 7822DT is a preferred Geoprobe model for its size and adaptability. 7822DT models are fully operational by remote control and have narrow platforms making them extremely mobile and ideal for projects with limited access. The added core package extends the 7822DT’s capabilities with a 4-speed head that adapts to various ground densities. The added break out table, water swivel and water pump amplify the use of the 7822DT for coring by simplifying the drilling process and eliminating the need for purchasing specialty equipment. Together the 7822DT with core package delivers capabilities equivalent of larger track mounted drills but with greater flexibility.

    Added Benefits of Geoprobe’s Core Package Include:Geoprobe 7822DT with Core Package
    • High speed head
    • Rod clamp
    • Water swivel and hose kit
    • Feed system regulator
    • Wireline winch
    • Rotary core options

    For more information on our new rental Geoprobe 7822DT with core package please contact Rig Source at 630.365.1649.



  4. 2018 Diedrich Inventory

    January 22, 2018

    Rig Source is pleased to announce we have a steady lineup of Diedrich drills for both sale and rental distribution in 2018. We’ve pre-ordered several new Diedrich drills to ensure they’re readily available for purchase when you are, and our shop is consistently refurbishing used Diedrich models for resale. Diedrich drill rental options are also available for customers looking to fulfill short term needs or those seeking track mounted drill options for increased jobsite access. No matter your price point or need, Rig Source is prepared to help you succeed by supplying the Diedrich drills you’ll need this year. 

    NEW Diedrich Drills for 2018

    Ordering new Geotechnical and Environmental drill rigs direct from manufacturers can be a slow process as you wait on production times. With Rig Source, we take the wait away by pre-ordering new rigs that arrive at our facility every few months. All pre-ordered Diedrich drills are available for sale on a first come first serve basis and can be held with a deposit. Once a deposit is made, paint color and drill options such as truck or track mounts can be customized with adequate notice. Below is an up to date list of new Diedrich drills already scheduled to arrive this year.

    • Diedrich D-50 – June 2018
    • Diedrich D-50 – July 2018
    • Diedrich D-50 – September 2018
    • Diedrich D-50 – December 2018 
    Diedrich Rentals

    Our rental fleet is filled with well-maintained Diedrich models in a variety of sizes which are ready for immediate operation. Rentals make a great solution for customers seeking short term commitments, reduced overhead, lower maintenance or track mounts. Customers can utilize Rig Source rentals while their existing rigs are receiving routine service or maintenance, and rental purchase options are also available for customers looking to try before they buy.

    Used Diedrich Drills

    When buying new isn’t possible and rentals won’t suffice, you can always rely on Rig Source’s used Diedrich drill inventory. Our full service shop works on dozens of Diedrich drills annually providing all necessary service, maintenance and complete refurbishments to ensure units are fully operational. Our used drill inventory provides customers reliable drills with varying features for more affordable price points.

    Drill Support

    Rig Source’s founders started their own careers in the drilling industry as drillers themselves and value the importance of support. It is because of this, Rig Source offers drill rig service and support which extends past the completion of a sale and length of rental. Should you have questions pertaining to your Diedrich rigs or their operation, our team is on hand to assist. Furthermore, Rig Source offers Diedrich parts and tooling making us the one stop shop for your drill rigs this year.

    For more information on our Diedrich inventory, rental opportunities or support, please contact a member of our team at 630.365.1649.



  5. AEMA Annual Meeting & Exposition – Booth #334

    November 21, 2016
    AEMA Logo
    Rig Source is proud to be exhibiting at the American Exploration & Mining Association’s Annual Exposition going on December 7-9, 2016 at the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, Nevada.

    Just two short months after exhibiting at the world’s largest mining show- MINExpo 2016, we are back in the presence of the mining industry to continue educating members on the benefits and uses of crawler carriers. We’ve chosen to return to the AEMA exhibition because it has a history for attracting thousands of attendees from all over the world dedicated to mining technologies and developments. Rig Source has a long standing reputation for providing exploration drillers top notch drilling equipment, including track mounted drills, and we firmly believe the industry will benefit from further use of tracked vehicles. As a dealer for Terramac crawler carriers we offer exploration drillers the equipment necessary to reach remote site locations and explore problematic terrain. More recently, the rubber tracked technology of Terramac carriers has been used for dust suppression, tailings pond management, dam and dyke repair and general right of way construction projects.

    To learn more about the benefits and uses of crawler carriers, or to discuss other exploration drills and equipment available through Rig Source, please give us a call at 630.365.1649.



  6. MINExpo 2016

    September 15, 2016
    Minexpo LogoUncover Rubber Tracked Mining Applications

    Rig Source is scheduled to accompany crawler carrier manufacturer, Terramac, LLC to the International MINExpo tradeshow. The show takes place on September 26-28 in Las Vegas, Nevada. You will find us in the Central Hall – Booth #4639, we can easily be spotted by Terramac’s unique 360° rotating crawler carrier on display. MINExpo is considered to be the largest mining equipment and service exhibition in the world and draws in thousands of exhibitors and attendees from within the industry.

    For over a decade Rig Source has been actively serving the mining industry by providing new and used mineral exploration drill rigs as well as service and support. We pride ourselves on the ability to customize drills to meet customer needs. Track mounted mining equipment reduces the ground pressure exerted and allows equipment to access confined jobsites or problematic terrain with ease and without damaging sensitive ground. Rig Source began utilizing Terramac crawler carriers for track mounting drills due to the unique chassis design, simplistic approach to customizations and outstanding service, support and parts availability. Since, we’ve been able to expand our services to the mining industry by offering additional track mounted mining support equipment for mineral exploration, dam and levee work, settling pond construction, site maintenance, water-way and land restoration, tailings pond management and dust control.

     

    MINExpo only comes around once every four years so you won’t want to miss this opportunity! For more information on how to find us at MINExpo, give Rig Source a call at 630.365.1649 or add Booth #4639 to your exhibitor list using MINExpo’s Online Show Directory.



  7. 2016 NDA Convention

    September 8, 2016

    Come network with Rig Source at the National Drilling Association’s annual convention being held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 15-16, 2016.

    Rig-Source-NDA-Convention-Reminder

    The National Drilling Association is a non-profit trade association dedicated to the geotechnical, environmental and mineral exploration drilling industries. Each year the NDA hosts their annual convention which brings contractors, manufacturers and affiliated members of the drilling industry together to network, educate and promote the use of professional drilling contractors and their methods. As a long time member and dedicated supplier of geotechnical and environmental drill rigs, we are excited to extend an invitation to this annual convention to you.  Attending doesn’t require membership so whether you are already familiar or new to the drilling industry, you’re sure to benefit.

    This year’s agenda offers a full list of influential speakers from a variety of drilling backgrounds. Topics include everything from drilling safety and best practices to educational seminars on how to drill with various tooling and equipment. Depending on the state in which you work, the NDA Convention also qualifies for Continuing Education Credits. Adding to the excitement, the NDA has announced they’ll be unveiling their new association logo during Thursday night awards presentation. Rig Source will also be available throughout the convention to discuss your drilling equipment needs. We offer a diverse selection of drill rigs for sale and rent and go above and beyond to provide drillers exceptional service and support.

    For more information on Rig Source’s drilling equipment and services, give us a call at 630.365.1649 or get registered for the 2016 NDA Convention and stop by our booth to discuss.



  8. Drill Rig Trade-In’s

    August 24, 2016

    Drill Rig Trade InDid you know Rig Source offers trade-in options for most used geotechnical and environmental drilling rigs?

    Here at Rig Source we understand that drilling equipment needs change over time which is why we offer flexible options and equipment solutions for every unique situation. Whether your rig quit running, you simply want an upgrade or jobsite challenges require the use of a different rig; we make getting into a new drill rig easier than ever with trade-in options.

    How It Works

    Rig Source accepts trade-in’s on drill rigs in a variety of brands such as CME, Diedrich, Geoprobe and Mobile. All rig conditions will be considered, and units can be skid, truck or track mounted. To begin, our team will thoroughly discuss your equipment goals with you, review and analyze your existing rig, and work to find a new or new-to-you drill rig that best suits your needs. We offer competitive pricing on all geotechnical and environmental drill rigs and provide fair market value for all incoming equipment. While we cannot guarantee acceptance of every drill rig for trade, we will do our very best to accommodate your needs in order to reach your specified equipment goals.

    Benefits of Trade-In’s

    Choosing to trade-in your drill rig when purchasing a new rig has a number of advantages. Trading in equipment is the ultimate hassle free way to unload your used drill because it eliminates having to hunt for a buyer and reduces the amount of time and money spent getting your older unit to a sellable condition. Similarly, trade-in equipment can be a great way to lower the cost of a new drill purchase by reducing the amount you need to finance. Many of our customers also take advantage of additional tax benefits available for trade-in equipment purchases. For specific trade-in tax benefits and laws, please consult with your tax advisor.

    Learn the value of your rig and take advantage of our trade-in options today by calling Rig Source at 630.365.1649.



  9. Protecting Our Ground Water

    March 11, 2016

    NGWA Ground Water Awareness

    Rig Source is a proud supporter of National Ground Water Awareness Week and is sponsored by the National Ground Water Association (NGWA). As a longtime member of the NGWA, Rig Source plays an active role in protecting the Earth’s ground water by providing superior drill rig sales, rentals, service and support to geotechnical and environmental drilling contractors responsible for installing monitoring wells and product recovery wells. Water is one of the world’s most precious resources so it is imperative we have the proper tools and resources to monitor our ground water supply, prevent contamination and clean up potential hazards.

    Monitoring Well Drill Rigs

    Rig Source provides a great selection of drill rigs used for monitoring well work which includes brands such as Diedrich and Geoprobe. Diedrich drills are full size rigs which accommodate larger drilling diameters and deeper depths, and are available in four sizes – D25, D50, D90 and D120. The full size Diedrich rigs can be truck or track mounted to reach just about any jobsite regardless of the terrain. The use of Geoprobe drills is another option for monitoring wells or product recovery wells due to their ability to fit into limited access areas with ease. The most popular models for this type of work are the 7822DT’s and 6620DT’s.

    Drilling Support

    What sets Rig Source apart from various other suppliers is their ability to work hands on with their customers. Rig Source doesn’t just make a sale to geotechnical and environmental companies, but rather they take an active lead in supporting their endeavors. They offer a large fleet of rental drill rigs with flexible rental terms so contractors have equipment readily available, and a full service shop to keep drillers up and running at all times. For more information on Rig Source or how we support geotechnical and environmental contractors with drilling equipment for ground water protection, give us a call at 630.365.1649.



  10. Understanding CME Drill Rig Model Numbers

    February 25, 2016

    CME Drill Rig ModelsCME drill rigs are popular brand name drills used by numerous geotechnical and environmental drillers. For those looking to get started in the industry, selecting the appropriate model for your drilling business may appear to be a daunting task due to the variety of model numbers, but it doesn’t have to be. Manufacturers strive to maintain consistency when selecting model names and their ultimate goal in doing so is to help decipher differences between drill rigs. Having been a drill rig manufacturer since 1962, CME has developed a handful of models that reflect size, power and undercarriage type. Once you learn CME’s naming structure the variances between model numbers become extremely helpful in understanding the exact type of drill rig you are purchasing.

    Original CME Drill Rig Models

    To begin to really understand the various CME drill rig models on the market today, it is imperative to start with some of the original CME model s – CME 45, CME 55 and CME 75. From there the easiest way to recognize the different drill rigs is to understand their numerical value increases in accordance with the size of the drill. Therefore, the CME 45 is the smallest drill, the CME 55 is the mid-sized drill, and the CME 75 is the larger drill in the CME family. CME also makes a CME 85 and CME 95 which are the grandiose models. Due to their size, these are not as common but still worth mentioning. Depending on buyer’s needs all of these original units are available in truck, track or skid mount.

    Rubber Tired CME ATV Drills

    CME also develops drill rigs with ATV rubber tires to accommodate customers seeking both speed and traction.  To distinguish these ATV drills from the original models, CME adds a trailing “0” to their model number. Examples include the CME 550 and CME 750. Furthermore, adding an “X” to the model indicates the unit has been updated and modernized. Modernized CME ATV drills like the CME 550X have enhanced drive systems which accommodates larger dual rear tires which reduces wearing.

    High Torque Drills from CME

    Customers in search of more rotation and power want to be on the lookout for CME drills with the two letter abbreviation “HT” which represents high torque.  High torque drills from CME have an enhanced drive line allowing operators to drill deeper and utilize larger augers. One of the most common drills to include this feature is the CME 75HT.

    Feed Systems on CME Drills Explained

    Another difference between CME drill rig model numbers is the use of “B” and “C” on CME 45 drill rigs which indicates the style of feed system. The CME 45B model features a feed system that is fixed in its vertical position. This can be viewed as a constraint since the height restricts the units overall clearance. The CME 45C was designed with a pivoting feed system allowing the entire system to decline to a horizontal position which many find beneficial for ease of transportation. One other benefit of the pivoting feed system is the capability to drill on an angle up to 45-degrees. Regardless of which feed system you choose you will have the ability to handle tools in and out, directly from the tower. Neither feed system is “better” than the other, but each has different uses and purposes to accommodate the variety of drilling obstacles encountered.

    Next time you’re browsing for a new or used CME drill rig for sale or rent you will be able to understand exactly what model, size and style drill rig you are looking for. As your trusted drill rig supplier, please give us a call at 630.365.1649 for more information on CME drill rigs. We are happy to discuss the models and help determine which drill rig is best suited for your needs.