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Watertec 12.8 Water Well Drilling Rig

The Watertec 12.8 drilling rig has been providing water to communities around the globe in some of the harshest conditions imaginable.

Recognised for its strength and reliability the Watertec 12.8 drilling rig has a pullback capacity of 12,800kgf on a strong, low-maintenance steel box section mast structure.

Ideal for a wide range of customer requirements and used by NGOs, government bodies, private contractors and others looking to drill medium to deep water wells. Capable of mud-rotary, DTH hammer and flooded reverse circulation, and with the option of an on board compressor which removes the requirement for additional ancillary equipment and support vehicles, this is a fully fledged medium depth water well drilling rig. The standard mast allows the loading and tripping of 6m drill rods.

The machine is also available with an increased pullback of 16,000kgf.

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Carrier Options Heavy duty commercial 4 x 4 or 6x6 truck - Trailer mounted - Mounted on customer own support vehicle/structure
Deck Engine Standard fitting: 580 HP diesel engine (optional 250 HP for mud drilling applications only)
Other options available
Mast Dimensions Working mast height using main winch: 9140mm
Working mast using the rotary head: 7600mm
Rig Capacity Pullback: 12800kg or 16000kg
Pull-down: 7500kg
Hook load (max): 12800kg
Rotary Head Performance Rotation (max) 190rpm
Torque (max) 8850Nm
Other options available
Rotary head tilt and side shift
Drill Table and Break Out System As standard - Box type drill table with removable drill rod and casing guides. Break out system is a double acting hydraulic cylinder with adjustable wrench.
Other options available
Standard Compressor Doosan XHP 900 (900CFM/350psi)
Other options available
Main Winch (other options available) Maximum single line pull: 7800kg
Tool Handling Winch Maximum single line pull: 2040kg
Maximum speed 40m/minute
Drum capacity: 57m of 12mm wire rope
Mud Pump Standard: Hydraulically driven 5-1/2" x 8" duplex mud pump
Maximum flow rate: (222gpm) 840 litres/minute
Maximum discharge pressure: 338psi
Foam Pump Standard: Hydraulically driven duplex pump
Maximum flow rate: 34 litres/minute
Maximum discharge pressure: 550psi
Inline Oil Lubricator Fitted as standard and used when operating a DTH hammer
Hydraulic System Hydraulic power circuit based on load sensing hydraulic pumps and proportional control valves
Drillers Control Panel Uncomplicated and user friendly with ergonomic layout.
Rod Spin Safety Guard Various options available
Levelling Jacks Two front and two rear jacks with individual locking valves
Lighting and Electrical System Rig is provided with mast and control panel lighting and the electrical system is 12 volt
  • Designed to be robust and reliable for working in tough environments
  • Capable of mud rotary, air and flooded reverse drilling
  • Various mounting options including 6×6 or 8×8 truck; crawler unit; trailer; customer own support vehicle or structure
  • High torque rotary head
  • High pressure air/water swivel
  • Main winch for tools and casing
  • Auxiliary winch for tool handling
  • Selection of on-board air compressors
  • Selection of on-board mud pumps
  • Can be supplied with complete tooling package
3-1/2" (13.5kg/m) drill rod 758m (2487ft)
4-1/2" (23kg/m) drill rod 445m (1460ft)

* Depths stated are theoretical and based on 80% capacity of the machine. Depths achieved will depend on variables including ground conditions and capability of crew operating the machine.

  • RC Drilling Conversion Kit – For reverse circulation drilling applications
  • Drill Rod Rack – Mounted on carrier
  • Pipe Handling Boom Crane – For loading and unloading drill pipe and light site work
  • Automatic Pipe Handler – For increased safety of crew when loading drill pipes. Other options available on request.

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