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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 12,800 kgf on a strong, low-maintenance steel box section mast structure.

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.

Features include:

  • Pullback capacity of 12,800kgf
  • Capable of mud rotary, air and flooded reverse drilling
  • Mounting options include 6×6 or 8×8 truck, semi trailer or customer own support vehicle/structure
  • High torque rotary head with hydraulic side shift and head tilt
  • 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

*Please request a copy of our terms and conditions if required.

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Standard Carrier Heavy duty commercial 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 truck
Other Options Semi trailer
Mounted on customer own support vehicle/structure
Type Caterpillar C15 570 HP diesel engine
Other options available
Type Doosan XHP 1070. Other options available
Air Displacement 1070 CFM
Discharge Pressure 24.1 bar (350 psi)
Pullback 12800 kgf (28220 lbf)
Pulldown 7500 kgf (16535 lbf)
Hook Load (Max) 12800 kgf (28220 lbf)
Working Stroke (Main Winch) 9140mm (340 inch)
Working Stroke (Rotary Head) 7600mm (299 inch)
Type Double acting hydraulic cylinder with adjustable wrench
Other options available
Type Box type drill table with removable drill rod and casing guides
Other Options Double breakout clamps available in various sizes
Type Hydraulic power circuit based on load sensing hydraulic pumps and proportional control valves
Other options Standard auxiliary hydraulic quick connect circuit for mud mixer or external pump
Features Rotary head tilt and side shift
Rotation (Max) 190 rpm
Torque (Max) 8850 Nm
Other options available
Single Line Pull (1st Layer) 8000 kg (17637 lb)
Single Line Speed (1st Layer) 27 mpm (121 ft/min)
Cable Length/Drum Capacity (18mm) 83m (272 ft)
Single Line Pull (1st Layer): 2040 kg (4497.4 lb)
Single Line Speed (1st Layer) 31.5 mpm (103.3 ft/min)
Cable Length/Drum capacity (10mm): 57m (187 ft)
Type Hydraulically driven 5-1/2" x 8" duplex mud pump. Other options available
Flow Rate (Max) 840 lpm (222 US gpm)
Discharge Pressure (Max) 23.3 bar (338 psi)
Type Hydraulically driven duplex pump
Flow Rate (Max) 34 lpm (9 US gpm)
Discharge Pressure (Max) 38 bar (550 psi)
Type Two front and two rear levelling jacks with individual locking valves
Lighting Control console lighting
Mast lighting
Electrical System 24 V
Type Fitted as standard and used when operating a DTH hammer
Type Uncomplicated and user friendly with ergonomic layout.
Standard Features 3 emergency stop buttons
Hydraulic system protection via relief valves and low level oil sensor
Optional Safety Features Safety gate with interlock. Automatic decrease in head speed when opened
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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