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DRILLMAX® by Geoprobe® Cathodic Protection Drilling Rigs by Geoprobe®

Reliability for Cathodic Protection of Pipelines

Designed with reliability and serviceability in mind, Geoprobe® drilling rigs for sale are well suited for cathodic protection of pipelines where site access is often heavily restricted. Rest easy knowing your drill rig can complete the cathodic protection wells on time, without creating additional mess or needing to schedule a return to the site due to breakdowns.

Air or Mud Rotary for Cathodic Protection Wells

Customers praise DRILLMAX®cathodic protection equipment by Geoprobe® on their ability to bore the hole for cathodic protection of pipelines in one day and come back to clear the hole the second - keeping production right on schedule. Easy, comfortable mobilization and ability to travel at interstate speeds simplifies satisfying your cathodic protection wells customers across the nation.

Drilling Rigs for Sale

•  DM250: durable drilling rigs for sale using mud for cathodic protection wells

•  DM450: drilling rigs for sale using mud or air for cathodic protection of pipelines 

•  DM650: cathodic protection equipment outfitted for preference of air drilling or mud drilling 

DM450 Power for Cathodic Protection of Pipelines

Completing 8 to 12-inch diameter holes, 300 to 1,000-feet deep is standard for cathodic protection wells. PanTerra Energy has done 10-inch to 320-feet, drilling the hole in one day and coming back to clear the hole the second — keeping production right on schedule. Skyler Wilson, operations manager, credits the 5.5 X 8 mud pump on the DM450 cathodic protection equipment for their success.

“We have the pressure to lift heavy cuttings out of the hole. It’s close to putting out the volume of a 4 X 3, but with 200-250 psi pressure to clear the hole,” Wilson said. “We’re able to muscle in the hole to depth and clean up afterwards.”

Read how the demand for cathodic protection of pipelines takes PanTerra to 15 different states in order to meet the needs of their customers.


Drillers seeking to increase capacity and speed to complete cathodic protection wells may opt to invest in sonic technology. New sonic operators appreciate the quick learning curve and comprehensive sonic drill rig training offered by our experienced sonic team. Regardless the complexity of the question or the experience of the driller, Geoprobe® sonic drill rig owners depend on our dedicated team of sonic experts for troubleshooting and training. 

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Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs for our drilling rigs for sale. Our goal is to help maximize your success by making your cathodic protection of pipelines job faster, safer, and easier. Partner with us and we'll work to decrease your downtime while increasing your family time.

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1835 Wall Street
Salina, Kansas 67401
Phone: (785) 825-1842

We have the pressure to lift heavy cuttings out of the hole. We’re able to muscle in the cathodic protection wells hole to depth and clean up afterwards.

Skyler Wilson, operations manager, PanTerra Energy, Colorado

DRILLMAX® DM450 Overview

Cathodic Protection


DM450 Water Well Drill Rig

A southern California customer drills cathodic protection holes for power utility companies. Local drillers in the area were completing one, 500-foot hole per week. Upon purchasing a DRILLMAX® drill rig by Geoprobe® and completing training they were able to complete one, 500-foot hole in an eight to 10-hour day, increasing cathodic protection drilling production for the utility companies.

Depend on Team Geoprobe®

Since 1987, Geoprobe® has manufactured innovative drilling rigs and tooling - engineered for efficiency and safety - simplifying drillers’ jobs and empowering their companies to succeed as productive and profitable leaders in the industry. When you partner with Geoprobe® you receive:

Customer-inspired Innovation

Engineering and building industry-leading drilling rigs, tooling, and techniques for the technical driller based on your needs to work safer and more efficiently.

Exceptional Value

Ensuring drilling rigs and tooling are created in conjunction – with consistent quality – to collect the highest-quality information with the most accurate result to get you to, into, and through the job efficiently.

Superior Service

Equipping you to do your best job and keeping you in the field via one-on-one expert sales and service technicians manning live support phone lines, shipping necessary parts same-day.