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


Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Features Walkaround

Stable, stout drill rig powers through tough sites

Drillers seeking versatile water well drill rigs with power and reliability to tackle water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling choose DM450 water well drill rigs for speed and ease combined with reduced downtime. Additional advantages of the water well drill rigs for sale 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 OR rod carousel with ability to back feed

Customers claim the DM450 water well drill rigs are “quieter, faster, and easier to operate.”

Features & Options


Small water well drill rigs sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Small water well drill rigs sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Video: DM450 Features

Mud system, top head travel speed, and rotation speed and power combine to quickly conquer clay or cobbles to increase production and profit. Engineered to handle 4-inch to 12-inch wells up to 1,000 feet, tailor the DM450 water well drill rigs to your specific geography and drilling preferences from a wide array of drill rig options. Choosing from an assortment of standardized options minimizes maintenance and makes repairing your water well drill rigs from the field possible with a phone call to our team of expert service technicians. Owners describe their DM450 well digging machines as “stable” and “stout,” praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators.

  • Increase production drilling larger wells with the small water well drill rigs 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 water well drilling rig for sale 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 water well drill rigs 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 water well drill rigs, making it easier to handle tooling and set casing.

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

With drill rig service shops in Pennsylvania, Florida and Kansas, you’ll have industry-leading drill rig service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth water well drill rigs 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 well digging machine is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.

Don't see a feature you're looking for on your new water well drill rigs?  

Give us a call.

Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new water well drill rigs design.

Control Panel


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.

Easy controls makes training new drillers easy.

Easy controls makes training new drillers easy.

Top Head Carriage


The top head carriage on the DM450 drill truck uses rollers instead of slides, creating quiet, smooth head travel with simple maintenance.

  • long-lasting rollers are easily adjusted.
  • rollers permit fast and safe top head travel.
  • easy maintenance keeps rig performing like new.
Top head carriage has rollers making travel, service smooth.

Top head carriage has rollers making travel, service smooth.

Drill Mast


Sturdy drillmast on DM450 water well rig provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling with jibs to access both sides of the drill rig.

Sturdy drillmast on DM450 water well rig provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling with jibs to access both sides of the drill rig.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Jib and Winch System

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.

The 2-speed main winch motor on the DM450 provides full pull power when tripping out or with flip of a switch provides full speed, making travel time twice as fast. For job sites where support trucks won't fit on helper side, second jib swings and extends — in the other direction toward the driller's side —to pick up and place smaller objects.

  • 2-speed winch motor on main jib for full pull power or full speed with simple flip of switch.
  • main 12,000-lbf line pull jib swings and extends over helper's side. 
  • second 1,800-lbf jib swings and extends over driller's side to cut time setting casing.
     

Mud Pump and Development Air Options


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. 

Tailor your DM450 drill rig to your job and geography.

Tailor your DM450 drill rig to your job and geography.

Rod Loader and Helper Side Controls


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.

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.

Table Assembly


Easily access and set 16-inch PVC casing from the comfort of the driller's platform.

Easily access and set 16-inch PVC casing from the comfort of the driller's platform.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Table

The DM450 drill truck table assembly has clearance for 16-inch PVC casing. Easy access to table opening from control panel simplifies setting variety of casing sizes.

  • remove bushings to set up-to 10-inch casing.
  • remove center bushings and use control panel to retract table when setting 12-inch casing.
  • remove bushings and use control panel to retract table then remove pin and swing open gate to make room for 16-inch casing.
     

Breakout Wrench


Air-powered holding fork and hydraulically-operated, adjustable breakout wrench make tripping out fast and safe with the DM450 drill rig. The grease fittings on the fork help maintain mobility in freezing conditions. 

Air-powered holding fork for fast tripping out with the DM450 drill rig.

Air-powered holding fork for fast tripping out with the DM450 drill rig.

Truck Chassis


Available on an automatic truck chassis to further simplify mobilization, the lightweight, compact 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.

Small drill rig available on automatic truck chassis for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Small drill rig available on automatic truck chassis for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Rod Carousel and Rod Box


Grooves along carousel and arrow marker provide visual indicator when aligning rotary head over rods.

Grooves along carousel and arrow marker provide visual indicator when aligning rotary head over rods.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Rod Carousel

Create opportunity to task helper with other site chores or run a one-man job when you choose rod carousel option capable of backfeeding while running pipe. 

  • simple, durable hydraulic fork at top of carousel operated from control panel holds drill pipe in position. 
  • pod for each drill pipe contains a cushion spring prohibiting pipe from slamming into pod, protecting drill pipe and creating a quieter job site.
  • mechanical alignment of top head with rods using indicator arrow and grooves on base eliminates need for electrical sensor that could malfunction.

Rod carousel options available to accommodate preferred drill pipe size:

  • Carry 15, 3-inch pipes for a total of 300 feet with ability to backfeed carousel as running pipe.
  • Carry 12, 3.5-inch pipes for a total of 240 feet with ability to backfeed carousel as running pipe. 

 

On-board Mud Cleaning System


Factory-mounted Mudslayer® 250 drilling mud cleaning system

Factory-mounted Mudslayer® 250 drilling mud cleaning system

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Mud Cleaning System

Factory-mounted Mudslayer® 250 drilling mud cleaning system uses separate hydraulic circuit eliminating competition among functions, easily connects to pump for quick set up. Addition of the deck-mounted drilling mud cleaning system allows access closer to homes without hauling a mud pan behind the rig, eliminates shoveling out mud pans making job easier on drillers, and creates simpler job site cleanup.

On-board Grout Mixer


Runs off of rig hydraulics, saving fuel compared to running an extra engine.

Deck-mounted grouter mixes and pumps simultaneously.

Deck-mounted grouter mixes and pumps simultaneously.

Pipe Spinner System


Pipe spinner system takes hands off drill pipe for faster, easier, safer field work.

Pipe spinner system takes hands off drill pipe for faster, easier, safer field work.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Pipe Spinner System

Bi-directional, hands-free pipe spinner system takes hands off drill pipe to quickly make and break joints with less wear on driller.

  • switch on control panel dictates which direction wheels spin.
  • single lever control engages both clamp and spinning function.
  • innovative segmented rollers made of staggered, stacked plates with teeth to grab pipe increase performance, longevity, and ease of service.
  • threaded fitting adjusts bumpers to optimize pipe spinner grip performance based on size of drill pipe used. 

Features & Options


Small water well drill rigs sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Small water well drill rigs sized for easy maneuverability; powered for tough jobs.

Mud system, top head travel speed, and rotation speed and power combine to quickly conquer clay or cobbles to increase production and profit. Engineered to handle 4-inch to 12-inch wells up to 1,000 feet, tailor the DM450 water well drill rigs to your specific geography and drilling preferences from a wide array of drill rig options. Choosing from an assortment of standardized options minimizes maintenance and makes repairing your water well drill rigs from the field possible with a phone call to our team of expert service technicians. Owners describe their DM450 well digging machines as “stable” and “stout,” praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators.

  • Increase production drilling larger wells with the small water well drill rigs 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 water well drilling rig for sale 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 water well drill rigs 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 water well drill rigs, making it easier to handle tooling and set casing.

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

With drill rig service shops in Pennsylvania, Florida and Kansas, you’ll have industry-leading drill rig service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth water well drill rigs 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 well digging machine is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.

Don't see a feature you're looking for on your new water well drill rigs?  

Give us a call.

Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new water well drill rigs design.

Video: DM450 Features

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 making travel, service smooth.

Top head carriage has rollers making travel, service smooth.

The top head carriage on the DM450 drill truck uses rollers instead of slides, creating quiet, smooth head travel with simple maintenance.

  • long-lasting rollers are easily adjusted.
  • rollers permit fast and safe top head travel.
  • easy maintenance keeps rig performing like new.

Sturdy drillmast on DM450 water well rig provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling with jibs to access both sides of the drill rig.

Sturdy drillmast on DM450 water well rig provides power needed for tough water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling with jibs to access both sides of the drill rig.

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.

The 2-speed main winch motor on the DM450 provides full pull power when tripping out or with flip of a switch provides full speed, making travel time twice as fast. For job sites where support trucks won't fit on helper side, second jib swings and extends — in the other direction toward the driller's side —to pick up and place smaller objects.

  • 2-speed winch motor on main jib for full pull power or full speed with simple flip of switch.
  • main 12,000-lbf line pull jib swings and extends over helper's side. 
  • second 1,800-lbf jib swings and extends over driller's side to cut time setting casing.
     

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Jib and Winch System

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.

Easily access and set 16-inch PVC casing from the comfort of the driller's platform.

Easily access and set 16-inch PVC casing from the comfort of the driller's platform.

The DM450 drill truck table assembly has clearance for 16-inch PVC casing. Easy access to table opening from control panel simplifies setting variety of casing sizes.

  • remove bushings to set up-to 10-inch casing.
  • remove center bushings and use control panel to retract table when setting 12-inch casing.
  • remove bushings and use control panel to retract table then remove pin and swing open gate to make room for 16-inch casing.
     

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Table

Air-powered holding fork for fast tripping out with the DM450 drill rig.

Air-powered holding fork 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. The grease fittings on the fork help maintain mobility in freezing conditions. 

Small drill rig available on automatic truck chassis for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Small drill rig available on automatic truck chassis for easy maneuverability without sacrificing power.

Available on an automatic truck chassis to further simplify mobilization, the lightweight, compact 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.

Grooves along carousel and arrow marker provide visual indicator when aligning rotary head over rods.

Grooves along carousel and arrow marker provide visual indicator when aligning rotary head over rods.

Create opportunity to task helper with other site chores or run a one-man job when you choose rod carousel option capable of backfeeding while running pipe. 

  • simple, durable hydraulic fork at top of carousel operated from control panel holds drill pipe in position. 
  • pod for each drill pipe contains a cushion spring prohibiting pipe from slamming into pod, protecting drill pipe and creating a quieter job site.
  • mechanical alignment of top head with rods using indicator arrow and grooves on base eliminates need for electrical sensor that could malfunction.

Rod carousel options available to accommodate preferred drill pipe size:

  • Carry 15, 3-inch pipes for a total of 300 feet with ability to backfeed carousel as running pipe.
  • Carry 12, 3.5-inch pipes for a total of 240 feet with ability to backfeed carousel as running pipe. 

 

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Rod Carousel

Factory-mounted Mudslayer® 250 drilling mud cleaning system

Factory-mounted Mudslayer® 250 drilling mud cleaning system

Factory-mounted Mudslayer® 250 drilling mud cleaning system uses separate hydraulic circuit eliminating competition among functions, easily connects to pump for quick set up. Addition of the deck-mounted drilling mud cleaning system allows access closer to homes without hauling a mud pan behind the rig, eliminates shoveling out mud pans making job easier on drillers, and creates simpler job site cleanup.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Mud Cleaning System

Deck-mounted grouter mixes and pumps simultaneously.

Deck-mounted grouter mixes and pumps simultaneously.

Runs off of rig hydraulics, saving fuel compared to running an extra engine.

Pipe spinner system takes hands off drill pipe for faster, easier, safer field work.

Pipe spinner system takes hands off drill pipe for faster, easier, safer field work.

Bi-directional, hands-free pipe spinner system takes hands off drill pipe to quickly make and break joints with less wear on driller.

  • switch on control panel dictates which direction wheels spin.
  • single lever control engages both clamp and spinning function.
  • innovative segmented rollers made of staggered, stacked plates with teeth to grab pipe increase performance, longevity, and ease of service.
  • threaded fitting adjusts bumpers to optimize pipe spinner grip performance based on size of drill pipe used. 

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Pipe Spinner System

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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     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) 33.0   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) 41.0   Height (deployed) (m) 12.51
Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (lbs) 45,300   Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (kg) 20,548
Drill Mast Positioning     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     Drill Mast Specifications  
Head Travel (in) 312   Head Travel (mm) 7,925
Head Travel (ft) 26.0   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) (w/o carousel) 16   Head Side shift (mm) 406
Head Side shift (in) (w/ carousel) 32   Head Side shift (mm) 813
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs     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     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)     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     Primary Winch  
line pull (lbf) 1800   line pull (kN) 8.01
line speed (fpm) 240   line speed (m/min) 73
cable length (ft) 750   cable length (m) 229
Breakout     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
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Resources

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

ID: 144 | Date: 2022-05-23

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

ID: 143 | Date: 2022-05-23

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

ID: 141 | Date: 2022-05-18

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.

ID: 139 | Date: 2022-04-21

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

ID: 120 | Date: 2021-05-24

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