Purchasing a drilling rig from SIMCO comes with so much more than a top-notch piece of equipment. The SIMCO team knows that safety is of the utmost importance, which is why they offer rig training with each purchase.
Recent delivery of a new SIMCO 2800 water well drilling rig to a customer in Ohio included a ‘rig-up’, or comprehensive training on their investment. A rig-up entails a SIMCO team member accompanying the rig and spending time training the customer on the operation, safety features, and maintenance requirements for every sale. Even with this in-depth knowledge of their powerful 2800, the customer in Ohio ran up against a unique job and needed a little further guidance. So the team at SIMCO went the extra step and introduced them to Chris “Piglet” Cutter, an international drilling consultant familiar with SIMCO drill rigs to help get even more out of their water well drilling equipment.
“When introducing our equipment, we emphasize safety. We walk the customer through all the appropriate safety precautions and NDA safety recommendations as well as all the functions and features through the owner’s manual,” said Ryan Gross, Accountant and Rig Sales for SIMCO. “The success of our customers is also our success. That’s why it was a no-brainer for us to direct them to a trusted colleague to lend a hand when we were unable to do it ourselves.”
The customer contacted Piglet and he was excited to share his expertise on their new 2800. He quickly assessed their drilling and suggested they change up the bits they were using. They drilled two water wells, one using wet rotary drilling that employed their drill rig’s centrifugal mud pump. The second water well they drilled was a bit more challenging as they brought in an air compressor to hook up to their PTO driven SIMCO 2800 to utilize air drilling the borehole. Both water wells were over 420 feet deep with an 8-7/8″ borehole, proving once again that this compact drill is huge on power.