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Introducing the Fraste Geotechnical Lineup of Drills – Now at Rig Source!


Rig Source is proud to announce the latest addition to our wide selection of geotechnical and environmental drill rigs – Fraste Geotechnical Drills! These amazing drills join a lineup that already includes Geoprobe, Mobile Drill, Diedrich, MBI Global, and many others – providing drillers with multiple options to match their specific needs.

Rig Source, as Factory-Authorized, Full-Service Dealer for Fraste Geotechnical Drills, operates five service locations. With stock arriving shortly, Rig Source will have Fraste drills available for immediate rental and sale, ensuring prompt availability. Each location will have a full complement of spare and repair parts on hand, and Rig Source’s dedicated Customer Support Team provides extensive support from expert Account Managers, Product Specialists, and Factory-Trained Technicians.

The Fraste geotechnical product line expands Rig Source’s offerings, providing customers access to compact, lightweight rigs, ensuring easier transportation – all while still offering very capable torque and speed combinations. The long stroke capability enables swift transitions between multiple drilling methods and the fully-hydraulic design is incredibly reliable, contributing to increased production, decreased downtime, and operator satisfaction.

Fraste Geotechnical Drills offer compact and highly versatile rig options, ranging from 6,600 lbs. to 26,455 lbs., in track and truck-mounted configurations. These rigs are powered by Tier 4/Stage V CAT diesel engines and boast full hydraulic functionality, providing a robust, multi-purpose solution with extensive customization options.

What sets these drills apart are several key features: 

  • Floating Spindle Design and Double Rod Clamp: Streamline the process of “making and breaking” rods, making rod handling effortless for your crews. 
  • Various Head Torque and Speed Configurations: Cater to both high torque demand augering projects and the high RPMs required for production core drilling. 
  • Long Stroke Feed Option: Contractors can efficiently run 10 ft. tooling, significantly boosting production, and enhancing competitiveness across different markets. 
  • Double Hydraulic Cylinders for Casing Extraction: Mounted under the drilling mast, eliminating the need for dangerous back pounding to retrieve casing. 
  • Rod Centering Steel Guide Rollers: Hydraulically controlled and mounted over the clamp, these rollers eliminate shake to enhance penetration and reduce rod chatter. 
  • Steel Rotary Boxes: Solid transmission gears and oil bath bearings ensure durability, eliminating the need for unreliable chains. 
  • Superior Hydraulic System Design: Crafted by leading hydraulic engineers, ensuring smooth, uninterrupted operations of multiple drill functions simultaneously, with a legacy of 60 years of proven reliability. 

Rig Source’s motto is “Drillers Helping Drillers,” and partnerships like Fraste enable them to deliver innovative solutions to the US market. Their after-sale support is unparalleled, with a dedicated team ready to assist with any inquiries, maintenance needs, or technical issues – it’s the Rig Source Advantage!

They have multiple Fraste drills on order for delivery throughout 2024. Act now to secure your Fraste drill—quantities are limited! Reach out to sales@rigsourceinc.com to discuss how Rig Source can fulfill your drilling needs or visit rigsourceinc.com for more information. Don’t miss out on this new product offering—schedule a demo or place your order now before they’re gone!

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