Customer Success: “Oh, The Places You’ll Go!”
Mike Hynes, Master Water Well Driller at John D. Hynes & Associates in Salisbury, MD, reports their 7822DT continues to do things and go places with continued success they didn’t believe was possible when they first purchased the rig. They drilled 70-ft. borings using mud rotary to replace piles and bulkheads at an Annapolis, MD, waterfront property (1st photo below). The only access to the waterfront was by barge. “It was quite a process,” Mike said. “We loaded the rig with a crane onto the barge. A tugboat piloted the barge over to waterfront, then off-loaded the 7822DT with a crane onto crane mats on the deck of the waterfront property to drill the borings.”
“We saved a lot of time and money by using our 7822DT on the transmission line project (2nd image below) by not using a full-sized drill rig,” Mike added.
At another location (3rd image below), the 7822DT was used to access the backyard of a building by crawling under the second floor deck. They used the blade of the rig to cut a ramp for more clearance and unbolted the hoist at the top of the mast to make it short enough to fit under the deck.
“I also want to mention,” Mike said, “that when we have a problem with our equipment, which is not very often, the Geoprobe® Service Team is as good as it gets!”