Rig Source doesn’t just specialize in selling drilling equipment; we specialize in supporting our customers with all their drilling endeavors. We’re frequently contacted by engineering companies ready to expand their businesses by taking drilling operations into their own hands. The ideology behind this allows firms to control projects from start to finish, without having to rely on consulting services, in order to better serve customers. Taking those first steps towards accomplishing this transition, however, can be intimidating and requires experienced drilling professionals and a reliable fleet of drilling equipment.
Beyond Engineering and Testing, LLC based out of Round Rock, Texas is a prime example of a company that recently opened a new drilling division which is proving to be an extremely successful expansion of their services.
“We knew that taking on drilling operations would be a challenge so we started by recruiting a leader in the industry, Eddie Duran, to serve as our Drilling Operations Manager,” explains Bruce Spracklen, VP Business Development at Beyond. “From there we put our trust in Duran’s expertise and followed his guidance for acquiring drilling equipment.”
Under Duran’s guidance, Beyond turned to Rig Source for drilling equipment.
“I’ve used secondhand rigs purchased from Rig Source in the past and found their quality and support to be exceptional so there was no doubt in my mind that was the business I would turn to, to build our fleet at Beyond,” says Duran.
Beginning in April of 2020, Beyond began purchasing rigs from Rig Source. The first unit purchased was a truck mounted CME 55 while the second was a remote CME 55 track rig. Both units had already undergone refurbishment through Rig Source’s shop so they were in pristine condition and outfitted with everything needed to begin drilling immediately. The third rig to join Beyond’s growing drilling fleet was a CME 75. Unlike the others acquired from Rig Source, this rig had not been serviced or mounted at the time of purchase.
“The benefit to purchasing used rigs that we haven’t started working on yet, is that you’re able to take part in the refurbishment process. This includes choosing the features that are important for your specific drilling application, selecting paint colors and managing overall cost so you end up with a completely customized rig fit for your allotted budget,” explains Mike Crimaldi, President at Rig Source.
Beyond determined that the unfinished CME 75 drill would need to be truck mounted so Rig Source began the refurbishment process by procuring a used Freightliner 7600. From there, Rig Source’s shop fabricated decking to accommodate the rig which included tool boxes specifically requested by Beyond. Routine maintenance was performed on both the rig and truck which included all new fluids, filters and hoses, repairs were made using genuine manufacturer replacement parts, and enhanced features such as a wireline, rod clamp, breakout wrench, and extruder were added to satisfy Beyond’s needs. To complete the rig, it was painted to match Beyond’s fleet colors.
“Rig Source did an outstanding job refurbishing and mounting our CME 75 truck rig. Their ability to provide custom decking solutions allowed us to locate a truck quickly in order to get moving on the project, and their use of genuine manufacturer replacement parts assured us that we were receiving a quality used rig we can trust for years to come,” exclaimed Duran.
Custom decking and re-mounts are niche services for the drilling industry that Rig Source not only provides but has spent over a decade perfecting. These services offer customers more flexibility when choosing truck and track drilling platforms and have proven to save time and money during rig refurbishments. Using any truck or tracked carrier brand, Rig Source will fabricate the decking to accommodate the drill of choice and will even customize to include items such as tool boxes, hydraulic auger racks, and custom sized rod racks, as it did for Beyond.
Beyond has come a long way since first deciding to expand their services with a new drilling division. In less than six months, they have acquired three drills which are actively working in the field, and they’re in the process of procuring another to further expand and diversify their new drilling fleet.
“We’re working through some unusual times right now due to a worldwide pandemic, and we couldn’t be any prouder of where we’re at with our new drilling division,” asserts Duran. “We are forever grateful for Rig Source and their diligence to keep producing refurbished rigs, despite the challenges brought on by COVID-19.”
For more information on buying a refurbished drill rig from Rig Source, contact us at 630.365.1649 or visit our equipment showroom.