Residential geothermal drilling rig kits designed for small contractors
One of the biggest struggles for any contractor entering the geothermal heating/cooling business can often be finding a drilling company to drill the necessary holes in the ground.
A new drilling rig, available in kit form and specifically geared to the geothermal industry, is designed to allow contractors to bring that difficult task in house.
The K60 Geothermal Drilling Rig from RigKits LLC is designed for restricted access residential retrofit of geothermal ground loops.
At just five feet wide (1.5m), the unit can get into most back yards. It has an onboard rod rack that can hold 380 feet of 10’ rods and is capable of drilling over 500 feet deep. Loop installation is as simple as it gets with this machine.
"The K60 represents the latest in technology for low environmental impact drilling rigs… A clean work site is essential in residential applications, that was one of the major factors in designing this equipment," says RigKits’ Elliott Duck.
What separates RigKits from other manufacturers is that the equipment is sold in kit form, drastically reducing the cost, he added. All the fabrication is done, leaving the owner to bolt the unit together, fit the hydraulics and paint it.
It may just make a nice project for that mid-winter slowdown!