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DM450 Drill Rig
Water Well Drilling, Geothermal Drilling & Cathodic Protection Drilling


Video: DM450 Features

Stable, stout drill rig powers through tough sites

Drillers seeking a versatile drill rig with power and reliability to tackle water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling choose the DM450 drill rig for its speed and ease combined with reduced downtime. Additional advantages of the mud rotary drill rig include:

  • upgraded head-feed system with adjustable rollers, rotary head side shift, and increased pullback
  • enhanced ease created by durable, mechanical controls and secure routing of hydraulic hoses
  • increased production capability provided by dual winches and rod loader with helper side controls

Customers claim the DM450 drill rig is “quieter, faster, and easier to operate.”

Features & Options


Small drill truck sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Small drill truck sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Owners describe their DM450 drill rig as “stable” and “stout,” praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators.

  • Increase production drilling larger wells with the small drill rig easily maneuvering on job sites. The DM450 drill truck provides ample head feed speed — activated with a fast feed circuit — to flush the cuttings out of holes drilled in sand or clay, providing a clean hole to drop well casing or cathodic protection anodes. The drill rig also features the top head rotation speed needed to handle tricky formations — such as sticky clay.
  • Expand access choosing from multiple mud pump and air compressor options to configure the drilling rig for specific geographic areas. Some options, such as sandline winch or pipe spinner systems, can be added to minimize equipment on geothermal drilling job sites.
  • Ease operation with engineered design and modern construction, maximizing power to quickly and easily complete jobs while streamlining maintenance and troubleshooting. The control panel with its durable, mechanical controls, simplifies operation. The table assembly — with an opening to handle up to 16-inch casing — is positioned further back from the drill truck, making it easier to handle tooling and set casing.

Armed with the fast head feed speed, many DM450 drill rig owners successfully complete water well drilling, geothermal drilling, or cathodic protection drilling with the same machine.

With drill rig service shops in Florida and Kansas, you’ll have industry-leading drill rig service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth drill rig remounting and refurbishment work. Our service technicians are backed by our team of engineers to ensure solutions not bandaids to issues. And our production processes mean your rig is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.

Don't see a feature you're looking for on your new rig?  Give us a call.

Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs.

Control Panel


Easy controls makes training new drillers easy.

Easy controls makes training new drillers easy.

The durable, mechanical controls neatly laid out on the robust, organized control panel on the DM450 drill rig includes engine monitoring, safety E-stop, hydraulic pressure gauges, friction control levers for mud pump and rotation circuits, and electronic throttle controls. Simple operation makes it easy to train new operators.

Top Head Carriage


Top head carriage has rollers.

Top head carriage has rollers.

The top head carriage on the DM450 drill truck uses rollers instead of slides, providing smoother travel, easier maintenance, and longer life.

Drillmast


Sturdy drillmast on DM450 provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling.

Sturdy drillmast on DM450 provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling.

Totally redesigned drillmast on the DM450 drill rig with 25,000-lbs of pullback, 15,000-lbs of crowd force along with 16-inch side shift of the 2-speed rotary drive with 4,600 ft-lb torque. The rigid drill mast design makes drilling straighter holes easier.

Mud Pump and Development Air Options


Tailor your DM450 drill rig to your job and geography.

Tailor your DM450 drill rig to your job and geography.

Mud pump options up to 5 ½ x 8 piston and air compressor options up to 500/200 make this a strong small drill truck. 

Rod Loader and Helper Side Controls


Single rod loader increases efficiency to drill water well or install geothermal fields.

Single rod loader increases efficiency to drill water well or install geothermal fields.

Using the helper side controls to operate the jib and winch functions controls, the helper loads the drill pipe in the single rod loader. This makes the DM450 drill rig easy to operate with a two-man crew and minimizing top head movement facilitates faster production.

Table Assembly


Table assembly accommodates 16-inch PVC.

Table assembly accommodates 16-inch PVC.

The DM450 drill truck table assembly has clearance for 16-inch PVC casing.

Breakout Wrench


Adjustable breakout wrench for fast tripping out with the DM450 drill rig.

Adjustable breakout wrench for fast tripping out with the DM450 drill rig.

Air-powered holding fork and hydraulically-operated, adjustable breakout wrench make tripping out fast and safe with the DM450 drill rig.

Truck Chassis


Small drill rig for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Small drill rig for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Equipped with a Cummins diesel engine, the lightweight, small drill rig is suited for large residential water wells, commercial geothermal, and cathodic protection drilling. Clean layout of the deck, complete with access panels, makes for easier maintenance of securely routed hydraulic hoses from above the rig.

Features & Options


Small drill truck sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Small drill truck sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Owners describe their DM450 drill rig as “stable” and “stout,” praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators.

  • Increase production drilling larger wells with the small drill rig easily maneuvering on job sites. The DM450 drill truck provides ample head feed speed — activated with a fast feed circuit — to flush the cuttings out of holes drilled in sand or clay, providing a clean hole to drop well casing or cathodic protection anodes. The drill rig also features the top head rotation speed needed to handle tricky formations — such as sticky clay.
  • Expand access choosing from multiple mud pump and air compressor options to configure the drilling rig for specific geographic areas. Some options, such as sandline winch or pipe spinner systems, can be added to minimize equipment on geothermal drilling job sites.
  • Ease operation with engineered design and modern construction, maximizing power to quickly and easily complete jobs while streamlining maintenance and troubleshooting. The control panel with its durable, mechanical controls, simplifies operation. The table assembly — with an opening to handle up to 16-inch casing — is positioned further back from the drill truck, making it easier to handle tooling and set casing.

Armed with the fast head feed speed, many DM450 drill rig owners successfully complete water well drilling, geothermal drilling, or cathodic protection drilling with the same machine.

With drill rig service shops in Florida and Kansas, you’ll have industry-leading drill rig service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth drill rig remounting and refurbishment work. Our service technicians are backed by our team of engineers to ensure solutions not bandaids to issues. And our production processes mean your rig is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.

Don't see a feature you're looking for on your new rig?  Give us a call.

Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs.

Easy controls makes training new drillers easy.

Easy controls makes training new drillers easy.

The durable, mechanical controls neatly laid out on the robust, organized control panel on the DM450 drill rig includes engine monitoring, safety E-stop, hydraulic pressure gauges, friction control levers for mud pump and rotation circuits, and electronic throttle controls. Simple operation makes it easy to train new operators.

Top head carriage has rollers.

Top head carriage has rollers.

The top head carriage on the DM450 drill truck uses rollers instead of slides, providing smoother travel, easier maintenance, and longer life.

Sturdy drillmast on DM450 provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling.

Sturdy drillmast on DM450 provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling.

Totally redesigned drillmast on the DM450 drill rig with 25,000-lbs of pullback, 15,000-lbs of crowd force along with 16-inch side shift of the 2-speed rotary drive with 4,600 ft-lb torque. The rigid drill mast design makes drilling straighter holes easier.

Tailor your DM450 drill rig to your job and geography.

Tailor your DM450 drill rig to your job and geography.

Mud pump options up to 5 ½ x 8 piston and air compressor options up to 500/200 make this a strong small drill truck. 

Single rod loader increases efficiency to drill water well or install geothermal fields.

Single rod loader increases efficiency to drill water well or install geothermal fields.

Using the helper side controls to operate the jib and winch functions controls, the helper loads the drill pipe in the single rod loader. This makes the DM450 drill rig easy to operate with a two-man crew and minimizing top head movement facilitates faster production.

Table assembly accommodates 16-inch PVC.

Table assembly accommodates 16-inch PVC.

The DM450 drill truck table assembly has clearance for 16-inch PVC casing.

Adjustable breakout wrench for fast tripping out with the DM450 drill rig.

Adjustable breakout wrench for fast tripping out with the DM450 drill rig.

Air-powered holding fork and hydraulically-operated, adjustable breakout wrench make tripping out fast and safe with the DM450 drill rig.

Small drill rig for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Small drill rig for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Equipped with a Cummins diesel engine, the lightweight, small drill rig is suited for large residential water wells, commercial geothermal, and cathodic protection drilling. Clean layout of the deck, complete with access panels, makes for easier maintenance of securely routed hydraulic hoses from above the rig.

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Applications


DM450 completes residential to agricultural water well drilling.

Water Well Drilling

With business ranging from residential to agricultural water well drilling, from 4-inch to 12-inch wells, customer praised the DM450 drill rig for completing the small wells just as easily as the big wells with less downtime than his previous rig.

DM450 makes quick work of geothermal drilling in Rocky Mountains.

Geothermal Drilling

Keeping up the “geo-pace” required drilling multiple borings per day in the Colorado mountains, installing geothermal loops. Customer claimed their DM450 drill rig outproduced the combined footage of three other rigs on the geothermal drilling job.

Cathodic Protection Drilling

A southern California customer drills cathodic protection holes for power utility companies. Local drillers in the area were completing one, 500-foot hole per week. Upon purchasing a DRILLMAX® drill rig and completing training they were able to complete one, 500-foot hole in an eight to 10-hour day, increasing cathodic protection drilling production for the utility companies.

Specs

Click below to view standard specifications and dimensions. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Overall Dimensions        
Width (in) 102   Width (mm) 2,591
Length (transport) (in) 441   Length (transport) (mm) 11,208
Length (transport) (ft) 36.8   Length (transport) (m) 11.21
Length (deployed) (in) 396   Length (deployed) (mm) 10,058
Length (deployed) (ft) 33   Length (deployed) (m) 10.1
Height (transport) (in) 149   Height (transport) (mm) 3,793
Height (transport) (ft) 12.4   Height (transport) (m) 3.79
Height (deployed) (in) 493   Height (mm) 12510
Height (deployed) (ft) 41   Height (deployed) (m) 12.51
Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (lbs) 45,300   Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (kg) 20,548
Drill Mast Positioning        
Front outrigger travel (in) 36   Front outrigger travel (mm) 91
Rear outrigger travel (in) 36   Rear outrigger travel (mm) 91
Drill Mast Specifications        
Head Travel (in) 312   Head Travel (mm) 7,925
Head Travel (ft) 26   Head Travel (m) 7.92
Head Crowd Force (lbs) 15,000   Head Crowd Force (kN) 67
Head Pull Force (lbs) 25,000   Head Pull Force (kN) 111
Head Side shift (in) 16   Head Side shift (mm) 406
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs        
Truck International HV607   Truck International HV607
Engine Cummins L9   Engine Cummins L9
Engine Rated Power (hp) 350   Engine Rated Power (kW) 261
Fuel Capacity (gal) 70   Fuel Capacity (L) 265
Rotary Drive Options        
2-Speed Rotary Drive DMR6   2-Speed Rotary Drive DMR6
Rotation Torque (ft-lb) (LSHT) 4600   Rotation Torque (N-m) (LSHT) 6,237
Rotation Speed (rpm) (HSLT) 330   Rotation Speed (rpm) (HSLT) 330
Spindle Output API 3.5" IF   Spindle Output API 3.5" IF
Primary Winch (2-speed)        
line pull (lbf) 12,000   line pull (kN) 53.38
line speed (fpm) (High speed) 166   line speed (m/min) 51
cable length (ft) 135   cable length (m) 41
Secondary Winch        
line pull (lbf) 6800   line pull (kN) 30.25
line speed (fpm) 130   line speed (m/min) 40
cable length (ft) 80   cable length (m) 24
Breakout        
Table Opening (in) 16   Table Opening (mm) 406
Single Clamp 6   Single Clamp  
Breakout torque (ft-lb) 6,000   Breakout torque (N-m) 8,135
 

Dimensions are subject to change without notice.

Resources

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

ID: 66 | Date: 2020-09-04

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

ID: 65 | Date: 2020-09-04

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

ID: 12 | Date: 2020-06-23

Maximize Your Success with DRILLMAX®

In business for more than 40 years, DRILLMAX® focuses on making the driller’s job easier. We're continually enhancing our line of compact, powerful tophead drive drill rigs for the water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling industries. The latest DRILLMAX® drill rig line includes:

Engineered Design

Engineered design and modern construction, maximizing power to quickly complete drilling while simplifying maintenance and troubleshooting

Tight Drilling

Smaller drill truck size and lighter weight, facilitating drilling in tight locations without sacrificing power

Easy Operation & Training

Simple operation, corresponding to easier training of new operators

Customizable

Numerous features and options, making your drill rig customizable to your particular business model and geographic location

Service & Support

Industry-leading drill rig service support, keeping your drill rig in the field earning dollars