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SIMCO Drilling Equipment Celebrates 50 Years of Manufacturing Excellence

This summer will mark 50 years since the first drilling rig rolled out of the SIMCO Drilling Equipment plant in Osceola, Iowa. Five decades in business is an impressive record on its own. But also maintaining outstanding quality and high service standards over the years is a real cause for celebration. SIMCO Drilling Equipment started […]

Permalink to Delivering Quality and More with SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc.

Delivering Quality and More with SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc.

When the drilling team at Ballard Water Well in Willis, Texas took possession of their new SIMCO 7000 water well drilling rig, they knew they were getting more than other manufacturers could offer. After months of research and discussion of options with the SIMCO sales team, they had the confidence that their new 7000 would […]

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SIMCO Safety Series: Using Teamwork for Safer Drilling Operations

While most people think the phrase, “There’s no ‘I’ in team” applies exclusively to athletes, anyone who has ever worked on a drilling team knows that’s not the case. Each driller relies on their coworkers on a daily basis, from driller assistants and truck drivers to supervisors and office managers. Working together produces better results […]

Permalink to Accessing Clean Water in Africa with SIMCO Drilling Rigs

Accessing Clean Water in Africa with SIMCO Drilling Rigs

The quality and reliability of SIMCO drilling equipment is well-known around the world. After fifty years of manufacturing water well, geothermal, geotechnical, and environmental drilling systems, SIMCO equipment is working on every continent in the world. The rugged maneuverability of the SIMCO 2800 makes it the perfect choice for the Mali Well Project as they […]

Permalink to Gain Drilling Control and More with the SIMCO 7000 Floating Head

Gain Drilling Control and More with the SIMCO 7000 Floating Head

Water well drilling is as much an art as it is a science. Unlike the predetermined depth of geothermal drilling and the broad reach of blast-hole drilling, water well drilling requires a certain amount of hands-on skill, local knowledge and finesse to determine the correct depth. But that comes with its own challenges – from […]

Permalink to After Almost 27 Years of Service and Commitment, SIMCO Honors Gary Arnold

After Almost 27 Years of Service and Commitment, SIMCO Honors Gary Arnold

SIMCO Drilling Equipment has a long-standing tradition of employee dedication. Like with many staffers who have been with the company for a long time, SIMCO considers all who work here part of an extended family. In November, one of the SIMCO family, Gary Arnold, will be hanging up his rig-building gear after almost three decades […]

Permalink to SIMCO Safety Series: Build an Attitude of Safety

SIMCO Safety Series: Build an Attitude of Safety

Accidents can happen in any workplace. But accidents on a drill site can easily result in an employee injury or even death. Drilling crews are trained on safety measures, but is an attitude of safety promoted beyond that? Carelessness, taking shortcuts, and ignoring rules are frequent causes of accidents on a job site. Little things […]

Permalink to 2020 Groundwater Week Is Virtual – Meet The SIMCO Drilling Equipment Team Online!

2020 Groundwater Week Is Virtual – Meet The SIMCO Drilling Equipment Team Online!

The NGWA Groundwater Week tradeshow is an event that the SIMCO team looks forward to all year, and 2020 has been no different. But, with COVID safety restrictions in Las Vegas and across Nevada, organizers had to get creative to ensure they could still provide the same engagement and camaraderie to the groundwater and drilling […]

Permalink to Market Special – SIMCO 2800 Drilling Rig Owners – ENTER TO WIN!

Market Special – SIMCO 2800 Drilling Rig Owners – ENTER TO WIN!

The 2800 model drill rig was added to the SIMCO product line back in 1976. With two versions available at that time, one for auger drilling and another for wet rotary drilling, they both came with some common features  – an 11’ stroke mast for 10’ tools, variable speed drill operation, hydrostatic top drive, hydraulic […]

Permalink to SIMCO Drilling Rig Slide Base: Tool Handling Made Easier

SIMCO Drilling Rig Slide Base: Tool Handling Made Easier

In a previous article, we discussed the advantages of in/out, side-to-side, and wiggle tail slide bases for positioning your rig prior to drilling. Any of these can help the crew re-align the drill head with tools in the hole, or reposition the drill over multiple drill spots. But another benefit to keep in mind with […]

Permalink to Drilling Professionals Know How to Find the Answers

Drilling Professionals Know How to Find the Answers

As we approach SIMCO Drilling Equipment, Inc.’s 50th Anniversary, the SIMCO team has been reflecting on past and present drilling rig customers and the work that went into making them successful. More than making a hole in the ground, each drilling pro sees a challenge that needs to be answered, and each one answers with […]

Permalink to SIMCO Safety Series: On-Site Safety Awareness

SIMCO Safety Series: On-Site Safety Awareness

In this installment of the SIMCO safety series, we’ll be covering steps to take before rig-up and drilling can begin to keep your crew and equipment safe on the job. While knowing your immediate surroundings is imperative for drilling operation safety, it’s even more important to prepare before even arriving on-site. Proper location inspections and […]