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    Sonic Rigs

    Full-Size

    and

    Mid-Size Rotary Sonic Drilling Rigs

    and

    Machines

    Geoprobe® offers multiple configurations and powerful sonic heads allowing you to choose the size and power options that best fit your needs.

    Overview

    SAFE, ACCURATE, AND EFFICIENT RIGS

    Produce cost effective holes while retrieving more accurate subsurface data. Learn how the Sonic Weighted Wireline System can trip out sonic soil samples from 250' in under 5 minutes.


    Geoprobe Systems® offers both full-size and mid-size rotary sonic drilling rigs and machines with multiple configurations and powerful sonic heads allowing you to choose the size and power options that best fit your needs. All parts of the Sonic Rigs focus on safety, efficiency and accuracy in order to help make the job successful. You can sample multiple geologic formations, including consolidated materials (rock), glacial till, and backfill rubble.

    8250LS


    The 8250LS Sonic Rig advances 20-ft. tooling and has a 24-ft. 6-in. head travel.

    8150LS


    The 8150LS Sonic Rig advances 10-ft. tooling and has a 13-ft. 1-in. head travel.

    8150 Image

    8140LS


    Powerful mid-size rotary sonic rig easily handles 10-ft. tooling.

    8140lc


    Powerful mid-size rotary sonic in a low clearance option.

     

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    SONIC Features

    • Geoprobe® designed and manufactured patented Sonic Heads 
    • 20-ft. tooling (8250LS), 10-ft. tooling (8150LS, 8140LS), 5-ft. tooling (8140LC)
    • 50K dynamic force has the power to advance 4.5-in. to 10 in. diameter tooling
    • Two-speed oscillation has the torque needed to maintain rotation in tight formations
    • Centerline side-shift function moves the head side-to-side so you can work the inside diameter of the rod without moving the foot or without re-positioning the machine
    • Dual pivoting winch mast system

    Geoprobe® Sonic package

    • The Geoprobe® Sonic Package is inclusive: rig, sonic head, tooling, training, service … everything is designed, produced, and supported by Team Geoprobe®.

    GEOPROBE® SONIC SAFETY FEATURES


    Rod Handler

    Rig operators benefit from two main safety features of the Sonic Rigs.

    The rod-handling system increases productivity while decreasing operator fatigue. This powerful system can safely handle large diameter 1.5 m and 3 m rods and casings, minimizing heavy lifting and manual effort. Adjustable angles also permit precise head alignment.

    The adjustable, easy-to-use control system features an operator presence bar and emergency stop for operator safety. Multiple emergency stops are located around the rig and on the wireless and tethered remote systems. The control panel also features an integrated systems display that provides real-time systems analysis and a suite of built-in diagnostic tools. The swing-arm controls swings freely from the rig and lets the operator be in the position needed to help align a rod or to be at a safe, comfortable distance away from a spinning drill string.

    Geoprobe® Sonic Tooling


    Sonic Tooling

    We continue to design and manufacture our own Sonic product line which offers 8 x 10, 6 x 8, and 4 x 6 sampling and our exclusive dual tube sonic sampling and weighted wireline tools. Geoprobe® is the only manufacturing company that offers different sampling methods … in collection bags or liners … in the industry. With our sonic liner collection system, you can view the accurate depths from which a sample is pulled. Here is information on our various sampling methods:

    We invest in state-of-the-art manufacturing processes to produce the widest array of sonic bits and sampling systems available for the sonic market, from conventional telescoping soil coring to dual tubing and face flush bits for rock coring. Our sonic tooling is engineered for ease of makeup and breakout with no galling or deforming in the thread area.

    Our sonic owners know with their rig purchase comes comprehensive training for rig operation and maintenance, and one-on-one, individual training for the use of tooling and the rig.  We also provide the best sonic service support in the drilling industry. When our customers call with a need, we respond.

     

     

    Specs

    SONIC SPECS COMPARISON (8250LS specs will be available soon)
    RIG
    8150LS
    8140LS
    8140LC
    Width (in) 90 85 80
    Length (transport) (in) 300 298 186
    Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted) (in) 240 185 185
    Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted, rod handler deployed) (in) 314 270 271
    Height (normal transport) (in) 114 114 110
    Height (deployed; winch mast up) (in) 310 298 249
    Height (min standard working height) (in) NA NA 192
    Extension (fore and aft) (in) 6 11 15
    Lateral (side to side) ±3.5 in NA ±8 degrees
    Drill Mast Dump (in) 36 NA 25
    Base Unit Weight (lbs) 29000 22900 19350
    Head Travel (in) 157 157 92
    Head Crowd/Pull Force (lbs) 20000 20000 20000
    Head Feed Carriage Rollers Comp. slides Comp. slides
    Head Feed Pressure Control (w.o.b) Standard Optional Optional
    Head Sideshift (in) 32 26 26
    Head tilt out: (degrees) 90 25 25
    Outrigger travel (in) 26 26 16 front/26 rear
    Engine CAT C6.6 Tier 3 Flex CAT C4.4 Tier 3 Flex CAT C4.4 Tier 3 Flex
    Engine Rated Power (hp) 225 142 142
    HP limited pump      
    Max pressure (psi) 4000 4000 4000
    Max flow (gpm) 100 100 100
    Hydrostatic pump      
    Max pressure (psi) 5000 NA NA
    Max flow (gpm) 55 NA NA
    Fuel Capacity (gal) 90 40 40
    Max angle drilling ability off vertical (degrees) 45 NA 45
    Approach/departure angle in transport (degrees) 24 24 24
    Ground Speed (mph) 1.5 1.5 2.5
    Electronic Controls V2 V1 V1
    Sonic head GV5 GV4 GV4
    Max oscillator speed (Hz) 150 130 130
    Dynamic force @ max oscillator speed (lbf) 50000 33000 33000
    Rotation (high torque/low speed) (lbf/rpm) 4,000/90 4,000/80 4,000/80
    Rotation (low torque/high speed) (lbf/rpm) 2,500/140 2,500/120 2,500/120
    Standard Winch      
    Line pull (lbf) 2000 2000 2000
    Line speed (fpm) 110 110 110
    Triplex water pump      
    Max pressure (psi) 1000 1000 1000
    Max flow (gpm) 25 25 25
    Double wrench breakout      
    Clamp force (lbf) 0 to 21,000 0 to 21,000 0 to 21,000
    Breakout torque (ft-lbf) 13500 13500 13500
    Casing size compatible (in) 2 to 14 2 to 12 2 to 12
    Vertical travel (in) 9 9 9

    *Unit specifications are subject to change without notice.

    Literature

    Gallery

    8150LS, 8140LS, 8140LC1 8150LS, 8140LS, 8140LC 8150LS2 8150LS 8-in. sample cores taken by an 8x10 method with an 8150LS.3 8-in. sample cores taken by an 8x10 method with an 8150LS. Collecting core samples at a mining site with an 8140LS.4 Collecting core samples at a mining site with an 8140LS. An 11-ft. SDT45 (sonic dual tube 4.5 in. OD) sample sheath is positioned for sample extraction from the 8140LS. The sampler is coupled to the sonic spindle with the SDT45 Spindle Connect Drive Head.5 An 11-ft. SDT45 (sonic dual tube 4.5 in. OD) sample sheath is positioned for sample extraction from the 8140LS. The sampler is coupled to the sonic spindle with the SDT45 Spindle Connect Drive Head. The 8150LS full-sized rotary sonic rig with GV5 sonic head, adjustable control panel, and rod handling system.6 The 8150LS full-sized rotary sonic rig with GV5 sonic head, adjustable control panel, and rod handling system. An 8140LS is used to install five 4.0 in. dual phase recovery wells set adjacent to a sea wall which required the use of a 300-ton crane to lift and position the rotary sonic rig.  A network of aboveground gas pipelines had to be cleared which dictated the need for the crane lift.7 An 8140LS is used to install five 4.0 in. dual phase recovery wells set adjacent to a sea wall which required the use of a 300-ton crane to lift and position the rotary sonic rig. A network of aboveground gas pipelines had to be cleared which dictated the need for the crane lift. 4.5 in. granite cores taken by an 8140LS in 6 in. and 12 in. runs through solid granite to 42 feet.8 4.5 in. granite cores taken by an 8140LS in 6 in. and 12 in. runs through solid granite to 42 feet. 9 A field team in New Zealand used an 8140LC rotary sonic and SDT45 tooling to retrieve samples of mostly cobble-sized Greywacke.  The filled liners contained vesicular Basalt rock.10 A field team in New Zealand used an 8140LC rotary sonic and SDT45 tooling to retrieve samples of mostly cobble-sized Greywacke. The filled liners contained vesicular Basalt rock. Onsite with an 8140LC at an undisclosed UST site.11 Onsite with an 8140LC at an undisclosed UST site. The 8150LS full-sized sonic rig fits inside a 40 ft. shipping container for convenient international transportation.12 The 8150LS full-sized sonic rig fits inside a 40 ft. shipping container for convenient international transportation. 13 The GV5 sonic head (shown) on the 8150LS and the GV4 sonic heads on the 8140LS and 8140LC are designed, built and serviced by Team Geoprobe® at our Kansas manufacturing facility.  Geoprobe® engineers researched and tested heads for nearly ten years before introducing the heads to the market.14 The GV5 sonic head (shown) on the 8150LS and the GV4 sonic heads on the 8140LS and 8140LC are designed, built and serviced by Team Geoprobe® at our Kansas manufacturing facility. Geoprobe® engineers researched and tested heads for nearly ten years before introducing the heads to the market. SDT60 soil cores of shale, limestone and gypsum taken from 100 to 200 ft. bgs.  The Geoprobe® sonic product line offers the widest array of bits and sampling systems available; from conventional telescoping soil coring to dual tube sampling or full face bits when a sample isn’t needed. Our tooling engineers are constantly improving and refining our sonic offerings.15 SDT60 soil cores of shale, limestone and gypsum taken from 100 to 200 ft. bgs. The Geoprobe® sonic product line offers the widest array of bits and sampling systems available; from conventional telescoping soil coring to dual tube sampling or full face bits when a sample isn’t needed. Our tooling engineers are constantly improving and refining our sonic offerings. Geoprobe® nested sonic casing and bits available and ready for distribution in sizes 3.5 in. (not pictured), 4.5 in., 6 in., 8 in. and 10 in.16 Geoprobe® nested sonic casing and bits available and ready for distribution in sizes 3.5 in. (not pictured), 4.5 in., 6 in., 8 in. and 10 in. 17 Geoprobe® Sonic Bits18 Geoprobe® Sonic Bits 19

    Videos

    Overview & Features



    High-Speed Coring Head for Sonic
    Type: Features


    Indexing Rack for 10-foot Sonic Tooling
    Type: Features


    Geoprobe® 8250LS Rotary Sonic Rig
    Type: Preview


    Geoprobe® Model 8140LS
    Type: Overview


    Geoprobe® Model 8140LC
    Type: Overview


    81 Series (Sonic) Rod Handling System
    Type: Features


    Geoprobe® Exclusive Quick Change Hook
    Type: Features

    Tools & Equipment



    Sonic Center Rod Guide
    Type: Tooling


    Geoprobe® Sonic Double Wall 4.5 in. (SDW45)
    Type: Sampling


    Geoprobe® 2.25 in. Spring Assisted Swivel Pull Cap
    Type: Tooling

    Support


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