Goonie’s and old Geoprobe® rigs never say die. The Geoprobe® rigs just need to go back for a factory Repair and Paint rig service from time to time.
Cisco Geotechnical in Connecticut has a fleet of probes from as small as a 54LT all the way up to the 3230DT rigs and from time to time the rigs start to get a little tired and loose some of the reliability they had when brand new. That is when we know its time to send them back home to Salina for a refresh.
The rigs are all maintained regularly but still have a tough life probing in New England. The glacial till geology in Connecticut creates quite a challenge for the probes with a mix of everything from sand and gravel to monster boulders all on the same site.
If the probe has relatively low engine hours, it is usually a candidate for a Repair and Paint rig service. Cisco Geotechnical recently had a 2011 version one 7822DT go through the process and the operators are thrilled with the outcome. No more phone calls to customer service due to gremlins. The machine looks and performs like it did in when new. The Repair and Paint includes new paint, new wiring harnesses, new slides and hoses, switches, worn valves, and decals replaced. The machine is gone through from top to bottom.
We have a 6620DT running through the same program and can’t wait for it to be finished.
The Repair and Paint rig service has a green approach as well. Refreshing an older machine can save on natural resources that would have gone into producing a brand-new unit. We reduced our environmental impact and saved a few green backs.
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