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SIMCO 2800 PTO Means High Torque, Low RPM Power

The SIMCO team recently delivered a new 2800 PTO Drive Geotechnical drill rig to Fresno, California. Set up for high torque rotary auger drilling, the advantages of this configuration are perfect for use in California and other environmentally-conscious locations. The PTO-driven rig is mounted on and powered by the Ram 5500 Diesel Engine, creating a […]

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Drilling Rig Water Pumps are Not One-Size-Fits-All

When purchasing drilling equipment, it can be easy to look at the biggest, most powerful water pump out there and think that it will be the best equipment for any job, paired with any equipment. But bigger doesn’t always mean better. SIMCO believes it’s important to choose the correct size and style of water pump […]

Permalink to Flexible SIMCO New Rig Training to Meet Your Needs

Flexible SIMCO New Rig Training to Meet Your Needs

When you purchase a drilling rig from SIMCO Drilling Equipment, you get so much more than just the equipment. Safety is of the utmost importance to the SIMCO team and they provide training on the operation, the safety features, and the maintenance requirement for every sale. But what happens when Mother Nature doesn’t cooperate? The […]

Permalink to SIMCO Sales Team to Attend Trade Show in Branson

SIMCO Sales Team to Attend Trade Show in Branson

WorldWide Drilling Resource is moving forward with plans for their First Annual WorldWide DownHome DrillFest in Branson Missouri at the end of October. Looking forward to a full schedule of exciting and informative events, the team from SIMCO Drilling Equipment will be in attendance. The fun kicks into gear on Wednesday, October 28th, with a […]

Permalink to Decades of SIMCO Quality & Service Help Family Build for Next Generation

Decades of SIMCO Quality & Service Help Family Build for Next Generation

Deep in the sandhills of northwestern Nebraska you’ll find a SIMCO 2800 water well drilling rig churning away, producing upwards of 120 wells a year. That rig, along with a SIMCO 7000, belongs to Lanny Forster and his son, Austin, of Forster Well Drilling, Inc. out of Gordon, Nebraska. For over three decades, the Forster […]

Permalink to SIMCO PDQ Pipe Improves Drilling Efficiency

SIMCO PDQ Pipe Improves Drilling Efficiency

In rotary drilling, efficiency all comes back to moving the cuttings out of the hole efficiently. The more efficiently you can move the cuttings out of the hole, the more drilling progress your team can make in less time, whether for water well, geothermal, or geotechnical drilling. The US made SIMCO PDQ drill pipe outshines […]

Permalink to SIMCO Hydraulic Off-Hole Locking Feature Innovates Drilling Industry

SIMCO Hydraulic Off-Hole Locking Feature Innovates Drilling Industry

When SIMCO developed the 2800 and the 5000 water well model drill rigs more than 40 years ago, they also developed a safer and more efficient process to add on and remove the drill rods from the tool string. Today, the innovative off-hole locking system comes as a standard feature on most of the drilling […]

Permalink to SIMCO Quality and Reliability Featured in Industry Magazines

SIMCO Quality and Reliability Featured in Industry Magazines

From the Water Well Journal and National Driller Magazine to WorldWide Drilling Resource, the drilling industry looks to respected publications to learn about the most innovative and reliable drilling systems. SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. is proud to have been featured on multiple covers over the past years. For more than a decade SIMCO Drilling Rigs […]

Permalink to SIMCO Rig Training In Times of Social Distancing

SIMCO Rig Training In Times of Social Distancing

While the world continues to adapt to a new normal during the COVID-19 pandemic, SIMCO Drilling Equipment, INC is doing their part. Rig manufacturing continues with necessary precautions for health and safety, and the sales team has adapted their Rig-Up process for these changing times. Cities, states, and counties still need to work at maintaining […]

Permalink to Versatility, Performance, & Craftsmanship Keep SIMCO Drills Top of the Industry

Versatility, Performance, & Craftsmanship Keep SIMCO Drills Top of the Industry

Nearly 50 years ago, SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc. produced their first all-hydraulic top head drive system—and a better way to produce an auger-drilled hole faster and more efficiently. Today’s SIMCO is still innovating and producing some of the most reliable and versatile drilling rigs in the industry. The skid-mounted 2400SK was one of only a […]

Permalink to Award-Winning Driller Retires But His SIMCO 2800 Is Still On the Job

Award-Winning Driller Retires But His SIMCO 2800 Is Still On the Job

SIMCO is known for rugged, reliable, long-lasting drilling equipment, and there is no better example than the same SIMCO 2800 water well drilling rig being used over a forty-year water well drilling career. Curtis King, CWD/PI, was the recipient of the NGWA Special Recognition Award and the Life Member award in January. King purchased his […]

Permalink to PDC Bit Pairs with SIMCO 2800 for Cost-Effective Water Well Drilling

PDC Bit Pairs with SIMCO 2800 for Cost-Effective Water Well Drilling

Polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) bits are designed for water well drilling in rough conditions because it chews through most types of rock. These bits are long-lasting and should easily be able to give a drilling operation thousands of feet of hole. Pairing this bit with either the SIMCO 2800 drilling rig or 2400 wet rotary […]