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Spring Assisted Swivel Pull Cap

Spring Assisted Swivel Pull Cap

Ample rains the past few years have the United States Army Corps of Engineers out of Omaha, Nebraska, busy from the Mississippi River west conducting geotechnical tests on levies and damns. Augering. Drilling. Coring. From spinning 4.25-inch augers to completing SPT or Shelby tube tests, the drill crew divides up, spreading across the United States with their four conventional rigs.

“It’s pretty much just different cities to different depths,” Steve Carroll, operations manager, said. “Pulling 35-foot tool strings works your forearms pretty good.”

When Carroll saw the NEW spring assisted swivel pull caps from Geoprobe® he thought it was a “no brainer” to put them on all the rigs.

“It’s easier to turn, making it easier on the hands and the body - the spring does the work,” he said. “When you’re staying busy you do what you can to save the arms and wrists.”

According to Carroll, younger members of his drill crew clearly found using the NEW spring assisted swivel pull caps easier when drilling holes to a couple hundred feet as compared to the traditional-style NWJ pull caps. For them it was simply a matter of working smarter, not harder.

“They barely have to turn it. If you don’t have to work harder, why? It just spins right off,” Carroll said. “You don’t have to worry about carpal tunnel. It’s easier on the joints as you get older or as it gets colder outside.”

The NEW spring assisted swivel pull cap is available in the following sizes:

  • 2.25 (Box)
  • 2.25 (Pin)
  • NWJ (Pin)
  • AWJ (Pin)
  • 3.75 (Box)
  • 4.5 RHML (Box) – coming soon
  • 3.25 (Box) – coming soon

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