Rugged high quality UK made rigs with very low inputs - quick two man set-up and
operation; they cover the entire range of materials, with nothing extra to buy
if the ground is harder than you thought. Machines are permanent, long life and maintanable.
Designed and built in the UK for use world-wide.
At their heart is the engine &
combination; we use our own highly successful
design of clutchless freefall drilling winch and good high torque engines or hydraulic power.
They are suitable equipment for drilling contractors and NGOs producing typical
rural water wells. Faster and cheaper than hand digging for rural development
programmes - not stopped by boulders, and a profitable commercial investment for
drilling water wells, site investigations, window sampling, remediation wells and
other environmental drilling. Can be used for setting drive points, hydraulic
(jet) percussion drilling, peizometers & insitu testing, geothermal drilling, and
of drilling rigs is a combination of the machinery, tools
& equipment, materials to be drilled and operator skill. In suitable conditions
the Forager-55/1250 can provide boreholes with 8-inch casing to 15 metres; with 6-inch
casing to 60 metres and with 5-inch casing to 90 metres. Open hole drilling to 145 metres
has been achieved below 90 metres of 5-inch casing installed by jacking. Improved
performance can usually be obtained by using hydraulic jacks to advance casing,
rather than simple percussion. It is quicker than driving, can reach much greater
depths, and can be done while drilling continues uninterrupted.