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How to Choose Your Drilling Rigs to Max Out Your ROI?

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While most people believe the cheapest is the easiest solution, drilling your well should never be the sole consideration when deciding whether or not to pursue a project of this kind.  Top-of-the-line drilling rigs can be expected to withstand whatever soil conditions they encounter, and that manufacturer is reliable in the field performance and services for regular field maintenance and support.

Before you buy anything, first check the environmental conditions, the quality of the drilling equipment, and the level of service of the product you are getting.

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Location

To decide what the drilling rigs will encounter, you can begin by initially examining the soil conditions first. When it’s no longer possible to satisfy the requirements of a project site drilling, drilling teams are bound to pay huge costs. 

For example, drilling companies may not be able to dig through the rugged ground and one of the possible reasons for the stalling could be due to an anticipated risk of damaging the equipment if drilling operations are sustained. Such a scenario will get in the way of the work and thus necessitate them to incur costly repairs.

Construction

While drilling rigs from different manufacturers often appear to be somewhat similar, an up-close examination will reveal whether a unit is made to last or if what you have purchased is a crummy offering. 

Some manufacturers will entice their customers with low prices while remaining silent on the quality of their product offerings. Remember that low-quality drills usually have shorter service lives and little or no resale value in comparison to higher-quality versions when measuring ROI.

To ensure the drill can withstand harsh environments, look for welded steel frames (they are intended for heavy-duty work) as well as thick drill pipes, for example. 

The use of thinner steel is just a trick by erring drilling manufacturing bodies to cut their production costs and thus save money. 

To ensure the drill can withstand harsh environments, look for welded steel frames (they are intended for heavy-duty work) as well as thick drill pipes, for example. 

In hot, humid climates, this will run the risk of the frame bending or twisting when being driven. Additionally, this can also induce premature wear due to corrosion.

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In addition to the frame, look into all manufacturers who use heat-treated 2-inch tubing, as well as those who use heat-treated steel for connections. In less demanding applications, 3/4 or 1-inch drills are used.

Support

Trust is not easily established. Any reputable drilling rig manufacturing company would prioritize having satisfied their clients first. Like any other venture, this is to be taken as a sign of good business. 

The last thing that any drilling team would like to be faced with is a project standstill with nothing to hold their backs. 

Consider manufacturing bodies that proactively offer training manuals, instructional videos, and last but not the least, 24-hour technical support. Certain manufacturers also provide training sessions right inside their plant facilities.  Now, consider that as a great advantage, especially for novice drillers, because that will allow them to obtain hands-on experience first before beginning to work on a project.