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What do owners think about their Geoprobe® drill rig? Check out some of the stories below to learn how their rigs helped them achieve success and perhaps discover how a Geoprobe® drill rig could spark the next step in your own environmental, geotechnical, exploration, geothermal, and water well drilling business growth.


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Safe, Easy Operation Makes 3100GT Ideal for New Drillers, State Agencies

Cost-efficient mobilization, safety features and ease of operation have made the 3100GT a valuable rig for training new drillers while providing the operating versatility and comfort desired by experienced drillers.

ID: 5260 | Date: 2019-08-27
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Favorite Features on the DM250 Water Well Rig

The perfect rig for 2 to 6-inch shallow water wells.

ID: 5173 | Date: 2019-08-13
Probing Times Spring 2019
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The Best Version Yet: 7822DT V3 Builds on Tradition of Excellence

Known for providing power and versatility, the Geoprobe® 7822DT V3 builds upon this tradition with elevated efficiency and minimized maintenance...

ID: 5105 | Date: 2019-07-10
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Terracon History Sets Foundation for Geotechnical Future

Terracon’s intrusive exploration and sampling methods include hollow stem augering, mud and air rotary, rock coring, and direct push...

ID: 5289 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Carbide Sonic Bits

Throughout the years Geoprobe® has accumulated feedback on how sonic bits wear during their lifetime. Our tooling engineers took this information..

ID: 5119 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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COMING SOON: 3-inch Interlocking Split Spoons

Customers asked, and Geoprobe® tooling engineers have delivered. The interlocking split spoon everyone has grown to love will soon be available in a 3-inch OD version...

ID: 5124 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Gregg Drilling LLC Spends Time on Ice

Gregg Drilling LLC of Signal, California, spent time indoors this winter. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they were staying warm...

ID: 5199 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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3100GT Features You Should See for Yourself

Almost immediately after my return to Geoprobe® I was tossed the keys to our demo 3100GT and told to “go run it."

ID: 2154 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Lightweight, Compact DM450 Water Well Rig

For more than 20 years DRILLMAX® has been providing drillers with the model DM450 rotary rig. Primarily utilized to complete residential water wells...

ID: 5214 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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W2 Engineering Offers Geotech Drilling Services with 3100GT

Started in 2012 as a geotechnical and materials testing firm, W2 Engineering, Oklahoma City, subcontracted a lot of its drilling...

ID: 5332 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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GeoTek Alaska Sonic Succeeds at Subzero

Using a Geoprobe® 8150LS rotary sonic, GeoTek Alaska drills at -38 degrees Fahrenheit in alluvial sands and gravels of the Tanana Basin near Fairbanks, Alaska...

ID: 5195 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Variety Key to Business for Cenozoic

With a bachelor’s degree in geophysics from the University of California Santa Barbara, Jeff Harra’s interest in mining geology, geologic hazards, and equipment design...

ID: 5326 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Using Hydraulic Profiling Tool (HPT) to Estimate Groundwater Specific Conductance

Geoprobe® HPT is becoming one of the most common direct push logging tools used in site characterization. An HPT port is now included on ALL MIP...

ID: 5325 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Combination Drilling Rig Impresses Field Crews at Field Demos

While seeing a new machine all shiny and new in a convention center can be impressive, witnessing a machine doing the actual work reveals its true potential...

ID: 5122 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Geoprobe® Service Offers Multiple Options

The goal of Geoprobe® service is to provide the best equipment service support in the drilling industry. Understanding the difficult job our customers...

ID: 5191 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Multiple Sizes of Spring Assisted Swivel Pull Caps Reduce Operator Fatigue

Control of the winch line tension by the springs in the cap creates natural alignment and prevents binding of threads – making threading and unthreading rods quicker...

ID: 5232 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Southeast Service Shop in Florida Keeps Customers in the Field

One year ago Todd Ewing and his family relocated from Kansas – bringing more than 10 years of Geoprobe® service experience – to open the southeast service shop in Ocala, Florida...

ID: 5272 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Geoprobe® Participates on ITRC Team for Implementing ASCT

The Interstate Technology and Regulatory Council (ITRC) is a state led coalition working to encourage the use of innovative technology and methods to reduce...

ID: 5188 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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More and More, Customers Choose Geoprobe® 3.75-inch Rod for Variety of Applications

It's now possible to collect SPT data via split spoon sampler and automatic drop hammer within the same 3.75-inch driven casing...

ID: 5227 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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The Face Behind the Friendly Geoprobe® Greeting

She is the familiar voice you hear when you call the main Geoprobe® number. Whether to order tooling, work through a service challenge...

ID: 5168 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Sonic Secures Pot of Gold for M&W Drilling

Rather than continue turning down job requests because they didn’t have a sonic rig, M&W Drilling (MWD) in Knoxville, Tennessee, decided two years ago it was time to get into sonic drilling...

ID: 5270 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Customer Service Plus 3230DT Equal Rapid Growth for Hawkston LLC

After a couple years working as a consultant alongside drilling companies, Cory Walker gained key insights into what consultants need and a deep understanding of the goals...

ID: 5135 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Geoprobe® No Stranger to CPT Advantages

With constant pressure to become more cost-efficient, engineers are opting to become more sophisticated in their sampling methods...

ID: 5186 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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EWI's Entrepreneurial Spirit Soars with Geoprobe® Sonic 8150LS

To complete primarily environmental, geothermal and cathodic drilling, EWI’s Springfield office started with two Geoprobe® 6620s...

ID: 5166 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Atlantic Testing Expands Customer Base

Diversity is a driving force for Atlantic Testing Laboratories Limited (ATL). From diverse office locations to services, ATL has found stability...

ID: 5096 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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Productivity Push Leads EGS to 20CPT

With drilling services focused predominantly on infrastructure investigations – roadways and bridges – Environmental and Geotechnical Specialists Inc...

ID: 5254 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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DT22 Detent Drive Head Helps Increase RAZEK's Efficiency

Founded in 2004, RAZEK Environmental LLC in Louisburg, Kansas, operates as a Geoprobe® direct push technology subcontractor...

ID: 5157 | Date: 2019-05-07
Probing Times Spring 2019
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PFAS: Per- and Poly-Fluoroalkyl Substances Sampling Protocols and Issues

PFAS compounds have been “emerging contaminants” for a few years now. It seems this last year has reached a critical point for environmental investigation...

ID: 5249 | Date: 2019-04-25
Probing Times Spring 2019