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Home Drilling Rigs Water Well Watertec 12.8


Providing water to communities throughout the world, the strong, reliable Watertec 12.8 drilling rig has a pullback capacity of 12,800kg and is able to operate in some of the world’s harshest conditions. Ideal for a wide range of customers including charities, NGOs, government bodies, private contractors and anyone looking to drill medium to deep water wells.


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
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

PDF Specification Sheet

Drill Depths

3-1/2" (13.5kg/m) drill rod = 948m

4-1/2" (23kg/m) drill rod = 556m


Designed to be robust and reliable for working in tough environments

Capable of mud rotary, air and flooded reverse drilling

Various mounting options including 6x6 or 8x8 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



Flooded reverse conversion kit  

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


Watertec 12.8, Myanmar

Dando providing onsite training and commissioning for a large Myanmar group's Watertec 12.8 which will be supplying water to rural communities across the country.

Watertec 12.8 Set for Kazakhstan

Five Watertec 12.8s Supplied to the British Army

Water Well Drilling for an NGO in Burkina Faso





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