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Home Drilling Rigs Water Well Watertec 40


The Watertec 40 is a hugely successful deep water well drilling rig and has been designed for drilling large diameter water wells to great depths in some of the world's most challenging environments. With a lifting capacity of 40,000kgf, the rig is favoured by large aid agencies, government departments and private contractors for deep borehole drilling projects worldwide.


Carrier Options
Heavy duty commercial 6x6 truck and 8x8 truck- Crawler mounted - Trailer mounted - Mounted on customer own support vehicle/structure

Deck Engine
Caterpillar C15 580 HP diesel engine standard, other options available.

Mast Dimensions
Working mast height using main winch: 11800mm
Working mast using the rotary head: 9000mm

Rig Capacity
Pullback: 40000kg
Pulldown: 14000 kg
Hook load (max): 40000kg

Rotary Head Performance
Rotation (max) 140rpm
Torque (max) 15360Nm
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
Maximum single line pull: 8000kg
Maximum speed: 27m/minute
Drum capacity: 83m of 18mm wire rope

Tool Handling Winch
Maximum single line pull: 2040kg
Maximum speed 40m/minute
Drum capacity: 57m of 12mm wire rope

Mud Pump
Standard: Hydraulically driven 7-1/2" x 8" duplex mud pump
Maximum flow rate: (420gpm) 1590 litres/minute
Maximum discharge pressure: 182psi
Other options available

Foam Pump
Standard: Hydraulically driven duplex pump
Maximum flow rate: 34 litres/minute
Maximum discharge pressure: 750psi

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

Levelling Jacks
Two front and two rear extendable jacks with individual locking valves
Lighting and Electrical System
Rig is provided with mast and control panel lighting and the electrical system is 24 volt

PDF Specification Sheet

Drill Depths

3-1/2" Externally Upset (16kg/m) drill rod = 2500m

4-1/2" (23kg/m) drill rod = 1739m


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  

Pipe handling boom crane for loading and unloading drill pipe and light site work

Rod spin safety guard

Other options available on request


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