1. RPM Drilling Interview – Get It Straight From The Source

    November 4, 2014 by Rig Source Inc.

    Word of mouth goes a long way in the drilling industry, and Rig Source is honored that RPM’s drilling staff finds the drill rigs we provide referral worthy.

    “As a growing company we needed to fill the gap in our equipment. Some of our staff had used drill rigs from Rig Source before, and had great things to say about them.”  – Les Maxwell, Manager at RPM Drilling

    RPM Drilling is a Geotechnical and Environmental drilling company in Ontario, Canada, and like many others drillers up North, have been taken over by increased demands in the industry. When the need for additional equipment came about, RPM’s drillers didn’t hesitate to inform Maxwell about the drill rigs they preferred to use – ours!

    News Clipping from RPM DrillingRig Source was able to work a deal with RPM Drilling over the purchase of a tracked CME 55 unit which has now joined the company’s fleet as their 3rd tracked drill rig to date and 4th overall. Within its first week on the job, the CME 55 drill had already completed three environmental drilling projects, and has been showcased at the First Nations Environmental Conference held in Thunder Bay. Having been put to the test early on, we’re pleased to report that the CME 55’s performance is also receiving compliments by both drillers and clients alike.

    When Maxwell was asked what the best part about working with Rig Source was, he responded with, “the communication”. In his business communication is the key to success, and Maxwell was thrilled to find that all of Rig Source’s staff was able to uphold his expectations. While this is something that Rig Source certainly strives for daily, it is always nice to hear straight from the source, our customers when we’re achieving success.

    If you’ve used or witnessed our drilling rigs and crawler carriers in action and like what you see, don’t forget to refer us. Your opinion of our equipment and services can go a long way, and our team at Rig Source makes sure to take note of your referrals and reward you for your support. For questions or information on our drill rigs or crawler carriers for sale and rent, please give us a call at 630.365.1649.

  2. Hiring Now – Shop Manager & Sales Representatives

    September 24, 2014 by Rig Source Inc.

    Now Hiring - Shop Manager and Sales RepresentativeWhether you’re in search of a new career or just seeking advancement, the opportunities provided by Rig Source are truly endless – Just ask our existing team!

    Rig Source is a privately held company which provides sale & rental drill rigs & crawler carriers to a number of industries such as: geotechnical, environmental, exploration, pipeline and even general construction. Our company is growing rapidly, and we are seeking additional team members to assist with this growth.

    We are highly reputable among the customer’s we serve as well as the team we employ, and are in search of candidates that possess the skills necessary to ensure Rig Source is continually maintaining an unprecedented degree of support to our customers. For this reason, we’re seeking knowledgeable candidates with entrepreneurial spirits to join our shop and sales team.

    “Rig Source has been in business for over ten years, offers competitive pay, insurance and one of the best work environments around.” – Matt Slater, Director of Sales (more…)

  3. Drilling Rig Remount Services – Fast, Efficient & Customized

    August 13, 2014 by Rig Source Inc.
    Your heavy duty drilling equipment can only go as far as its mount will take it which is why Rig Source offers drilling rig remount services to broaden your range.

    Remounting drilling equipment is quite typical in the drilling industry, and drillers will often times remount the same drill rig numerous times throughout the course of its life. They do this to ensure accessibility and dependability of their rigs. No driller wants downtime, and by having their drill mounted to the most versatile vehicle will get them where they need to go will help eliminate downtime.

    Why Go Through The Hassle Of A Drilling Rig Remount?

    Wayne Nash, a contributing author for the National Driller wrote a piece on drill rig remounts called, “Considerations When Remounting a Drilling Rig.” In his article, Wayne came to the conclusion that drilling rigs need remounts throughout their lifetime for two main reasons.

    • Drill rig technology doesn’t change rapidly which means drill rigs usually outlast the trucks they’re mounted on.
    • Road or field conditions make use of trucks completely obsolete so alternative mounts such as tracks become a necessity.

    Both his points solidify the need for reoccurring remounts, but finding experienced individuals to complete the task successfully or sometimes just the time to get it done can be difficult.

    Rig Source Gets It Done

    Rig Source specializes in remounting and servicing drill rigs. In fact, providing drillers with custom drilling rig remounts has played a huge role in the company’s success. Since then, Rig Source has spent the last ten years perfecting how we can excel at meeting our customer’s needs by providing customer’s the drilling rig remounts they need and deserve. Below is two of the most recent drilling rig remounts executed in our shop.

    Boart Longyear LF90D Drilling Rig Remount CME Drill Remount
    Boart Longyear LF90 – In a hurry? We remounted this Boart Longyear LF90 in less than a day!

    CME Drill – Trading in your wheels for tracks? We supplied the Morooka MST 800 & completed the remount.

    Stuck in a bind or just looking to modernize your rig? Call Rig Source today at 630.365.1649 where we specialize in drilling rig remounts. There is no telling where your next drilling job will land you, but it is important to have versatile equipment to take you there, and reliable support to get you there.

  4. Your Drilling Rig Supplier Says, “Congratulations Kevin J. Bonacum!”

    March 14, 2014 by Rig Source Inc.

    It was recently brought to my attention that a member of the National Ground Water Association, Kevin J. Bonacum just joined the ranks of certified well drillers through the Voluntary Certification Program. On behalf of Rig Source Inc. we want to congratulate him on his achievements.

    CME 550X Drilling Rig Photos

    NGWA’s Certification Program

    The NGWA’s program is “the only national certification program available for contractors and pump installers in the groundwater industry,” according to the organizations website. That being said, it is truly an honor for those that can meet the qualifications to pass examination. Of the 130 exams taken in the last year, there is only a passing rate of approximately 42% as was reported in February’s Water Well Journal. That is a relatively small portion of individuals to obtain this level of excellence and recognition in the field.

    Our Ties to Kevin

    Rig Source is particularly proud of Kevin’s achievements because he is not only an association member along with us, but a long time drilling rig customer. In the past he has utilized both drilling rig rentals as well as purchased used drilling rigs from Rig Source. His most recent purchase was a CME 550X auger drilling rig which is being utilized for geotechnical drilling. Rig Source takes pride in taking care of our drilling rig customers, and is thrilled to have such a talented and dedicated driller choosing us for to rent and purchase our equipment.

    Just In Time for National Groundwater Awareness Week

    News of Kevin’s recent certification couldn’t have come at a better time. The NGWA is currently promoting National Groundwater Awareness Week which began on March 9th and will run until the 15th. During this time, the NGWA and its members spend time educating the public on the importance of groundwater.

    His achievements and certification are a strong example of his dedication to the industry by his commitment to continuing education. After all, it is individuals such as Kevin, who are highly skilled and trained that ultimately, protect our Nation’s groundwater.  Hopefully, through his example, many more will follow suit.

    If you too are in need of a drilling rig rental or would like to purchase a new or used drilling rig from Rig Source, please visit our extensive online showroom filled with equipment. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Give us a call at 630.365.1649, and a member of our sales team would be happy to assist you in your search.

  5. Top 10 Hottest Drill Rig and Crawler Carrier Rentals for 2014

    January 29, 2014 by Rig Source Inc.

    Statistics are in and the list of 10 hottest drill rig and crawler carrier rentals for 2014 has been created for your viewing pleasure. Use this list to find out what rental equipment you should be reserving before it’s gone.

    Crawler Carrier Rental Equipment

    1. Morooka MST-2200VD Crawler Carrier is the largest crawler carrier offered in our rental fleet. It has the highest carrying capacity among crawler carriers, and offers the capability of mounting a VacMaster System 1000 on the back. The Morooka MST-2200VD is versatile to many industries, but finds a great deal of popularity in the pipeline.
    2. Geoprobe® 7822DT Direct Push rental units are hard to come by because very few people put them in their rental fleet. The Geoprobe® 7822DT unit is best utilized in the environmental drilling field for soil sampling prior to building or land transactions.
    3. Terramac® RT9 Crawler Carrier is the latest machine on the market. The Terramac® RT9 offers a variety of mounting options and has a larger carrying capacity than other units in its class. Renters are choosing Terramac® RT9 units as a means of testing out the modern technology prior to purchasing new.Morooka and IHI crawler carrier rental equipment
    4. IHI IC-45 Crawler Carrier units are small in size and can maneuver into tight spaces where larger units cannot. Similarly, IHI IC-45 crawler carrier units can be shipped relatively cheap since three units fit as one load.
    5. Diedrich D-120 Track mounted Drill Rig is a big hit for the geotechnical industry. The Diedrich D-120 has higher torque allowing deeper penetration for soil testing than others in its class. These rental drill rigs also come equipped with an automatic SPT hammer.
    6. Morooka MST-800VD Crawler Carrier is well liked among the construction industry because it has the lowest price point for a crawler carrier. This smaller sized Morooka MST-800VD is similar to the IHI IC-45 crawler carrier unit can be shipped three per load.various drill rig rental equipment
    7. IHI IC-100 Crawler Carrier is primarily used for larger sized jobs associated with the pipelines. It is well liked for carrying supplies with either a dump or flat bed.
    8. Morooka MST-1500VD Crawler Carrier is considered your middle of the road unit for its size and price point. Utility companies favor the Morooka MST-1500VD, but this crawler carrier offers a number of benefits to various other industries as well.
    9. Diedrich D-50 Track mounted Drill Rig is well liked in the geotechnical industry. It has many of the same capabilities as a Diedrich D-120, but doesn’t reach quite the same depth. Therefore, it is often times used on smaller projects.
    10. CME 55 Track Mounted Drill Rig is another great drill rig for smaller projects. The CME 55 has fairly similar capabilities in comparison to the Diedrich D-50 so it too is favored by environmental drillers. The deciding factor between the Diedrich D-50 and CME 55 often times comes down to brand preference or familiarity.

    Need more help deciding which drill rig or crawler carrier rentals you’ll need this year? Give Rig Source a call today at 630.365.1649. Not only will he get you into this year’s hottest, but he will make sure you have all the attachments and extras to keep your business running all year long.

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

    October 10, 2013 by Rig Source Inc.

    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!

  7. CME 55 Sold & Refurbished

    July 26, 2013 by Rig Source Inc.

    Rig Source recently sold and refurbished a CME 55 to Froehling & Robertson INC., a geotechnical construction company with offices in Virginia and North Carolina.  This unit is a great example of Rig Source’s talented service department and customized rig refurbishing options.  This particular CME 55 was sold “as is” with the option of refurbishing according to the customer’s needs.  Jim Davis, from Froehling & Robertson opted to do just so.  Rig Source did a full mechanical inspection followed by minor repairs, added a new drill deck and 300 gallon water tank, and even gave it a fresh coat of paint.  Below are the before and after photographs that provide a great representation of the unit’s transformation.


    Since the rig’s completion, it has officially joined the Froehling & Robertson fleet, and will be used to assist in its geotechnical services and contract drilling services.

    For more information on Rig Source’s extensive service department and rig refurbishing capabilities please give us a call at 630-365-1649.

  8. Rig Source Refurbished & Sold Truck Mounted CME 55 Auger Drill

    May 16, 2013 by Rig Source Inc.

    2Wang Engineering, located in Lombard, IL expanded their fleet with the purchase of a truck mounted CME 55 auger drill. Highway expansion caused a high demand for standard penetration testing within the geotechnical market, and it became apparent an additional machine was needed.  Wang Engineering went directly to Rig Source Inc. where we specialize in providing equipment solutions in the geotechnical field as well as various other drilling industries.  We were able to refurbish, mount, add additional features, and paint the CME 55 auger drill in order to meet the specific needs of Wang Engineering.

    For more information, please call (630) 365-1649.

  9. CME 55 Drill Remount on a Terramac for Terracon

    December 3, 2012 by Rig Source Inc.

    Rig Source has worked with Terracon on many projects before, but this was especially exciting because this was the first CME 55 remount on a new Terramac RT9 crawler carrier!CME 55 Drill Remounted on Terramac RT9 Crawler Carrier Terracon’s consulting engineers provide companies with a streamlined, consistent approach to procuring geotechnical, environmental, construction materials engineering and testing, and facilities services throughout the United States. The Terramac and CME 55 drill rig were delivered to St. Louis so it could go right to work! If you need to mount your auger drill onto a crawler carrier for increased versatility, give Rig Source a call today at 630-365-1649. Or email us and let us know that you’d like to receive updated listings of drilling equipment and rubber track crawler carriers for sale and for rent.

  10. Local Company Purchases CME 55 Auger Drill Rig

    November 12, 2012 by Rig Source Inc.

    Missman, Inc., headquartered in Rockford IL, just recently purchased a CME 55 auger drill rig from Rig Source. Missman is an experienced civil engineering company specializing in land surveying, structural engineering, environmental consulting and CAD operation services. They are using the CME 55 auger drill rig for geotechnical work, primarily buildings and bridges. Rig Source rebuilt this auger drill rig for Missman with a 140 lb. automatic hammer, rod clamp, breakout wrench, 3L8 Moyno water pump, and two winches. Let Rig Source customize your next drill package with a CME or Diedrich drill, either truck mounted or track mounted on one of our Terramac, Morooka or IHI crawler carriers. Please contact us for further information at 630-365-1649 or email Rig Source.

  11. All Service Drilling purchases a Morooka TCX850 from Rig Source!

    January 11, 2012 by Rig Source Inc.

    Morooka TCX850 Prior to Drill MountKen Bieber from All Service Drilling in Alberta, Canada just received his new Morooka TCX850 from Rig Source just in time to mount his CME 55. This Morooka TCX850 is perfect for drill mounting with its cab forward design and extended frame; and Rig Source was able to paint the Morooka to match the rest of All Service’s “silver” fleet. Rig Source has rubber track carrier units either for sale or for rent.  Call Rig Source today at 630-365-1649 or email us info@rigsourceinc.com for all your Morooka and IHI needs and to learn more about the new TerraMac crawler carriers coming out in 2012!

  12. Spotlight on New and Used CME Auger Drills

    December 21, 2011 by Rig Source Inc.

    Central Mine Equipment Company (also known as CME) is the leading manufacturer of drilling equipment for the geotechnical, environmental, mineral exploration, and construction industries. Here at Rig Source, we get a lot of inquiries about CME Auger Drills for sale and for rent. In particular, the CME-55, CME-75 and CME-550X drill rigs are frequently requested. One of many CME auger drills available at Rig SourceCheck out this short video of Canadian drilling company Determination Drilling using a track-mounted CME-55 to go through a small, muddy hill. The CME-75 is known for its reliability and efficiency and can be mounted on a single or tandem rear axle truck or on a rubber track crawler carrier.  This drill rig has fast retract rates which means quick cycle times when tripping out of the hole or adding augers.  Don’t forget, CME-75’s can be mounted on our new Terramac crawler carriers starting as soon as March of 2012! CME’s website says it best when referring to the CME-550X:  “Because all your jobs aren’t on Main Street.”  You can navigate through snow, sand, rocks and mud with less damage to the terrain when using a CME-550X on your jobsite.  This functionality is crucial when drilling on golf courses and farms.  The rig also features a low center of gravity and high ground clearance. For new and used CME-55’s, CME-75s and CME-550X’s for sale or for rent, give Rig Source a call at 630-365-1649.