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What do drillers and company owners think about their DRILLMAX® drill rig by Geoprobe®? Check out some of the stories below to learn how their rigs helped them achieve success and consider how a DRILLMAX® drill rig by Geoprobe®  could launch your own water well drilling, geothermal drilling, or cathodic protection drilling business forward.


Factory Visit Reveals Manufacturing Expertise

Whether a veteran driller or just starting out, a factory visit provides valuable insight when making the investment required to purchase a new rig. Taking time to see firsthand how the rig you’re considering is engineered and manufactured and meeting the

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Going the Distance with Geoprobe®/DRILLMAX®

Getting their start in 1992 doing mostly environmental work at gas stations, SHEPLER WELL DRILLING does 75 percent environmental and 25 percent residential work. Lately a lot of their work involves production wells and recovery wells in oil fields.

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Service Worth a 16-hour Road Trip

Having owned J&J WATER WELL & WINDMILL SERVICES since 2013, Robbie Barnard implemented drilling services in 2020.

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Back to Our Roots

Four decades ago Michael Barlow began installing pumps and drilling wells with one rig. He diversified into commercial geothermal projects in the early '90s. Today MICHAEL BARLOW DRILLING & SERVICE INC. completes as much service volume as drilling. This i

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4.5-inch OD Drill Pipe Size Now Available

Engineered to withstand the bigger, deeper work performed by the NEW DM650, the NEW 4.5-inch OD DRILLMAX® drill pipe incorporates a high-strength, lightweight mid-tube between heat-treated, alloy steel ends. Wrench flats are extended to 6 inches for heavy

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Spring Assisted Swivel Hoist Plugs Increase Safety

Leveraging experience in the geotechnical market developing spring assisted swivel lift caps to maintain winch line tension, tooling design engineers brought similar technology to the water well drilling industry with the spring assisted swivel hoist plug

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On-Board Hydraulic Welding Unit Saves Time


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Efficient Rig, Solid Support for Well Installation

Running one legacy model DM450, family-owned DICK JOYCE WELL DRILLING found themselves looking for a solution to their lengthening list of work.

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DM450 Carousel Capable of Backfeeding Well Drill Pipe


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Access to Service, Drill Parts Minimizes Downtime

In business providing mainly residential and commercial water well drilling and pump service in Florida since 1997, AFFORDABLE WELL DRILLING & SERVICE INC has experienced significant growth the past five years.

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Rig Drilling Speed, Service Propel Production

A third-generation company begun by her grandfather Andy Kuka 60 years ago, Danielle Gambrel took over from her father Vince Kuka when he became ill. Completing residential wells and service in Florida as SPRING HILL WELL DRILLING for the last 45 years, t

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‘Game Changer’ for Geothermal

As ASSOCIATED DRILLING adapts to new ownership, they’re also adapting to the smaller DM250. Calvin Piper now oversees technical work — pumps, water lines, out of water calls — while Kyler Erickson oversees drilling. This includes drilling for water well,

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Safe Carousel Option Promptly Pays for Itself

Dependable, efficient rod carousel safely handles well pipe and speeds overall production.

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Speed and Drilling Safety Solidify Sustained Growth Spurt

Drilling since age 18, Paul Tyson decided to return to the industry when he and wife Michelle met and started their own water well installation and geotechnical drilling company in Florida.

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DM250 on Ford F600 Incorporates Suggestions from Drillers in Field

Drillers across the country using the DM250 for their water well and geothermal work have been fueling our engineers with ideas and suggestions for improvements. In ongoing efforts to make drilling faster, easier, and safer the newest model DM250 on Ford

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DM250 Delivers Desired Efficiency

Growing up in a drilling family, Kyle Neuendorff began working for the family full-time at the age of 13, learning firsthand lessons on the inefficiencies associated with older equipment. So when he and his brother-in-law established TEXAS SOUTHERN DRILLI

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Rotary Head and Mast Make for Fast, Easy Drilling

Possessing power to reach depth with ability to support weight of steel casing, the DRILLMAX® DM650 is engineered to handle 24-inch wells. Top head and drill mast features contributing to its ability to quietly and smoothly drill deeper, bigger holes incl

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DM650 Features Suited for Drilling Well Bigger, Deeper

Drillers seeking rotary drilling options for larger, deeper wells in tough geologies choose the DRILLMAX® DM650 offering power of 28.5-foot stroke, 40,000 lb pullback, and 8,000 ft-lb torque. Backed by industry-leading service support, the rig offers addi

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DM650 Power to Pull, Push While Drilling Wells

Growth east of home base in Burnet, Texas, has Robbie Barnard owner of J&J Water Well & Windmill Services increasingly concerned whether he's equipped for success drilling the necessary 1,000-foot deep wells.

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Right Guys, Right Skills for Schramm Drill Rigs Refurbishment

Schramm drill rigs refurbished by East Coast Service Center make better business sense than buying new for some owners.

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Maintaining a Bustling Business

Drillers rely on the Geoprobe®/DRILLMAX® Southeast Service Center for stocking parts of a drill rig for routine rig maintenance or more extensive repairs and service to keep rigs operational.

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Drill Service Backed by Engineers

Drill service backed by engineers earns praise of drillers across the country.

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Water Well Drilling Equipment Factory Tour Seals Deal

Putting hands on controls and interacting with engineers and services technicians during water well drilling equipment factory tour provides incentive to invest in DRILLMAX® rig.

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Geoprobe® 7822DT Installs Geothermal Loops

7822DT successfully completes installing 15 geothermal loops for ground source geothermal heating and cooling.

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Ventures into Drilled Water Wells with Geoprobe® 7822DT

Geoprobe® 7822DT machines successfully drilled water wells for job restricting rubber-tired vehicles.

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Makes Work Less Work

Spring assisted swivel hoist plug provides cleaner, faster, safer production when drilling to make life a little easier.

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DRILLMAX® by Geoprobe® Drill Rods Save Production Time, Rig Wear

Drillers realize decreased production times and rig wear utilizing DRILLMAX® drilling rod.

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Drill Pipe for Sale Now Available in Multiple Sizes

DRILLMAX® drill pipe for sale in multiple sizes offers increased durability with lighter weight and more flow capacity in certain sizes.

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Big Rig in a Small Package Under Class A/B CDL for Power on Tight Job Sites

Choose from a wide range of options, including rod carousel, tailoring your DM250 to your geography and production needs.

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Technology Produces

Technology of self-feed rod carousel combined with pulldown power and pump result in faster mud pump well drilling production.

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Better and Faster

Overall power, available options, small top drive drilling rig size, and bigger jacks on latest DM250 models make slipping into lake lots , leveling up, and drilling through tough formations efficient even during frost laws.

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Efficiency Plus Simplicity Equal Performance

Small DM250 outperforms larger rigs with faster rotation speed and head movement while offering easy operation and maneuverability on residential water well drilling sites.

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Air Drilling to Mud and Back Again

Purchased for its mud rotary capabilities, the DM250 effectively performs air drilling in palm-sized cobbles using an auxiliary air compressor.

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Lightweight, Maneuverable DM450 Efficiently Sets Up-to 16-inch Casing

Wide array of standardized drilling rig components tailors DM450 to commercial water well, geothermal, or cathodic protection jobs.

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On Vacation When Running New Rig

Water well construction and pump service business feels like being on vacation when running new DM450.

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Money Well Spent for Water Well Drilling

DRILLMAX® DM450 provides remarkable power for its compact configuration. NEW rod carousel options accommodate drill pipe preference while it permits performing one-man operation.

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Gaining Ground on Geothermal Energy Expansion

Demand for geothermal energy has generated drilling industry growth. For many companies, geothermal drilling business is booming, while others weather fluctuations by diversifying their service lines with a single rig.

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Small Water Well Rigs Mean Big Business Advantages

When it comes to water well drilling, a small rig doesn’t require sacrificing production. With today’s technology, small drill rigs provide just as much power – or more – than many larger rigs and offer additional business advantages.

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NOW OPEN: Three Service Locations to Meet Your Needs

Same day parts shipping on most replacement and critical parts when you call before 2 p.m. local time.

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Schramm Drill Rig T450M Just Like New

Excerpt from "Refurbishing the Drill Rig" by Mike Price, Water Well Journal

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NEW Drill Service Location - East Coast Service Center

Nice service technicians in Oxford, Pennsylvania, bring extensive experience working on and rebuilding water well and air rotary rigs.

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Three Service Centers Offer Customers Expertise, Tools, and Inventory

For expertise, specialty tools, and part inventory for rig repair to refurbishment choose from one of three service center options.

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Customer Portal - Centerpoint Connected

Sign up for customer portal - Centerpoint Connected - for an easy way to keep machine and service records at your fingertips.

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Faster, Easier, Safer Job with NEW Options for DM450

Easily trip in and out while the helper focuses on other site tasks, ultimately increasing production rates, when you choose the NEW DM450 options.

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NEW DM250 Rig Options for Faster, Easier, Safer Jobs

Amplify production while allowing driller to focus on making the hole and helper to work on other job site duties with NEW options including rod carousel.

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NEW DRILLMAX® by Geoprobe® Adapter Subs

Enjoy one-stop shopping with adapter subs in lengths suited to machine and application available on the shelf.

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NEW Spring Assisted Swivel Hoist Plug

Bears weight of the rod to make removing drill rods from tool string more efficient and safe.

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NEW DRILLMAX® by Geoprobe® Drill Pipe

More than 15% Lighter. More than 15% Stronger. More than 30% More Flow Capacity.

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Drilling Rather Than Repairing

Ability to do same size wells on a smaller truck means getting in and out of tight spots.

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Dynamite in a Small Package

Simplicity of DM250 is a game changer for family-owned business.

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Three-generation Company Thrives After Rig Theft

Rig theft leads to discovering advantages of DM250 to shorten job times ultimately reaping more profit.

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Best Business Investment

The DM250 package gets the job done, especially in tight spaces, as compared to bigger machines.

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Veteran Drillers Praise DM250 Engineering 

Drillers take notice of the attention to detail engineers placed on making their jobs easier.

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Latest DM250 Options Make Jobs Easier

New DM250 options include on-board grout mixer to make jobs easier.

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Legacy Owner Chooses New DM250 for Next 125

Latest DM250 impresses legacy owner with improvements - from fit, finish and design - including being faster and stronger than previous models.

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Engineered Advantages of DM450  

Drillers have taken notice of thoughtfully engineered solutions on the latest DM450.

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Profit Boosting Water Wells

Drawn to the DM450 for its simplicity, Wyoming company discovers numerous other business benefits.

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Additional DM450 Options for Easier Jobs

Factory-mounted Mudslayer 250 among new features on DM450 to make work easier.

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More Family Time

Technical support from engineers and efficiency of DM450 means more time with family versus working weekends.

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Building the Business

A refurbished DM250 helped the Moore family end a three-year hiatus on water well drilling, building the business back to the founder's dreams.

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Water Well Drill Rig for Sale: DM250 'Big Rig' in a Little Package

Replacing their 2005 DM250 with a brand new model gave Simmons a lot more of what they had and a leg up on the competition.

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Power for Wireline, Factory 4X4 for Wooded Paths

DM250 provides power for wireline technique sampling of mine tailings while lightweight to maneuver lanes through the Georgia pines.

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Off-road Demand Dictates Dedicated Dewatering Rig

DM250 speeds up installation of dewatering wells, cutting costs per well, while making driller's experience more pleasant.

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New Rig Brings Peace of Mind

Upgrading to a DM250 provides a win-win, faster production and more family quality time.

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Taking Geothermal Business to Next Level

Geothermal business takes next step in business plan, doubling production speed with DM250.

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Distinctly Different DM450

Reengineered DM450 provides versatility and less downtime after sinkhole sucks down drill rig.

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Going at 'Geo-pace'

Versatility of DM450 effective for production pressures of geothermal drilling and cathodic protection drilling service lines.

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DM450 Takes on the Rocky Mountains

A recently delivered DM450 drilling geothermal wells at a university at the base of the Rocky Mountains.

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DRILLMAX® by Geoprobe® DM250 Water Well Rig Makes Debut

In 2017, DRILLMAX® joined Geoprobe®. Bringing companies together is real work, but we are already starting to see new positives emerge...

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Favorite Features on the DM250 Water Well Rig

The perfect rig for 2 to 6-inch shallow water wells.

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