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Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS Sonic Overview

Maximize Output in Mixed Formations

Drillers seeking to handle tough site conditions with a single drill rig while preserving the option for sampling and setting wells rely on the 8150LS sonic drilling rig to quickly provide continuous, undisturbed core samples to impressive depths in a wide range of formations. Additional advantages of the sonic drilling rig include:

  • Production power from 50,000-pound dynamic force GV5 sonic head, which comes with a 2-year warranty
  • Operator safety from the adjustable swing arm control panel and rod handler 
  • Expert support via remote diagnostics and a dedicated team of sonic experts

New sonic operators will appreciate the quick learning curve and the comprehensive sonic drill rig training offered by our sonic team – all with years of experience training new operators. Regardless the complexity of the question or the experience of the driller, Geoprobe® sonic drilling rig owners depend on our dedicated team of sonic experts for rapid troubleshooting and training. And with used and rent-to-purchase options, we can help meet your price point.


Features & Options


Successfully apply sonic drilling rig power to a broad spectrum of applications, in a wide variety of conditions - from hard rock to soft sediment.

Successfully apply sonic drilling rig power to a broad spectrum of applications, in a wide variety of conditions - from hard rock to soft sediment.

Owners praise their Geoprobe® sonic drilling rig for faster, safer production providing better unconsolidated sample data. With many highly productive features and configurations for success, two-man crews use the 8150LS sonic drilling rig to collect high-quality samples and complete multiple applications in a single boring, using 10-foot tooling up to 12-inch diameter.

  • SAMPLING: whether in consolidated materials, glacial till, or backfill rubble, quickly complete complex holes to greater depths with the powerful GV5 50K sonic head. Maintain mast and machine position leveraging the dual pivoting winch and head centerline side shift to guide the GV5 head, automatic drop hammer, or coring head to align with the borehole.
  • SAFETY: instead of handling large tooling, rely on the rod handler and indexing rack to minimize heavy lifting – reducing fatigue and injury while increasing productivity. Steer clear of spinning tool strings or position comfortably close to align rods with the adjustable swing arm control panel.
  • SUPPORT: regardless the complexity of the question or the experience of the driller, depend on a dedicated team of sonic experts for troubleshooting and training. Should something go awry, remote diagnostics mean assistance is a phone call away. Built-in redundancies on key components add another layer of reassurance for finishing the day and addressing an issue at a more convenient time. 

With drill rig service shops in Florida and Kansas, you’ll have industry-leading sonic drilling rig service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth drill rig remounting and refurbishment work. Our service technicians are backed by our team of engineers to ensure solutions not bandaids to issues. And our production processes mean your sonic drilling rig is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.


Don't see a feature you're looking for on your new sonic drilling rig?  Give us a call.


Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs.
 


Geoprobe® GV5 Sonic Head


GV5 sonic drilling rig head includes centerline head side shift to position inside the tool string without moving mast or machine

GV5 sonic drilling rig head includes centerline head side shift to position inside the tool string without moving mast or machine

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - GV5 Sonic Head

Designed and manufactured by Geoprobe®, the 50,000-pound dynamic force has the power to advance up to 12-inch tooling. And with 4,000 ft-lbf at 90 rpm, the 2-speed rotary drive has the torque needed to maintain rotation in tight formations. Comes with a 2-year warranty

The GV5 sonic head includes a centerline side shift function, which moves the head to the side so you can work inside the tool string without moving the mast or re-positioning the machine. This allows the driller to easily access the casing with the dual pivoting winch mast.
 


Geoprobe® Rod Handling System


Increase productivity and safety, reduce fatigue and injury with 8150LS sonic drilling rig rod handling system.

Increase productivity and safety, reduce fatigue and injury with 8150LS sonic drilling rig rod handling system.

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Sonic Rod Handling System

Reduce fatigue and injury while increasing productivity and safety. Handles large diameter, 5- and 10-foot rods and casing, minimizing heavy lifting. Adjustable angles permit precise head alignment. Pairing with indexing rack creates a nearly hands-free operation without sacrificing drilling performance.


Auto Drop Hammer Compatible (SPT)


Automatic drop hammer along same centerline for efficient production.

Automatic drop hammer along same centerline for efficient production.

An optional automatic drop hammer can be mounted onto the head carrier next to the sonic head. The drop hammer can be accessed independently at any time by side shifting over the tool string.


High Speed Coring Head for Sonic


Switch from sonic drilling to high speed coring with option coring head along centerline.

Switch from sonic drilling to high speed coring with option coring head along centerline.

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Coring Head

The switchover from sonic to high-speed coring is easy, taking less than five minutes in the field.

The optional coring head mounts onto the side of the GV5 sonic head, moving into place by side shifting the head. The coring head is capable of 800 rpm with 540 ft-lbs of torque in forward and 720 ft-lbs of torque in reverse for breaking tool joints.

Also, the high-speed coring head incorporates a side-feed swivel, and is setup to work with our floating subs. The floating subs have 2 inches of travel simplifying make-up with the tool string. Thread options include: AWJ, NWJ, NWL, HWL, or PWL connections.  
 


Dual Winch System


Secondary winch option for weighted wireline includes 1,800 lbs of line pull and quick change hook.

Secondary winch option for weighted wireline includes 1,800 lbs of line pull and quick change hook.

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Winches

The standard winch on the 8150LS has 100 feet of 5/16-inch cable and has 2,500 lbs. of line pull. The optional secondary winch (1/4-inch cable) is capable of 1,800 lbs. of line pull and has a capacity of 425 feet. It is also equipped with a quick change, which allows you to switch from a hook to an overshot.


14-inch Double Wrench Breakout


Double wrench breakout on 8150LS sonic drilling rig makes quick work of breaking tool strings.

Double wrench breakout on 8150LS sonic drilling rig makes quick work of breaking tool strings.

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Breakout

With 13,500 ft-lbf of torque, the 14-inch double wrench breakout gets the job done. It is compatible with casing sizes from 2 inches to 14 inches and offers 9 inches of vertical travel.


Adjustable Swing-Arm Control Panel


Drillers stay clear of spinning tools strings while enabling easy sight lines on 8150LS sonic drilling rig

Drillers stay clear of spinning tools strings while enabling easy sight lines on 8150LS sonic drilling rig

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Control Panel

Position yourself comfortably close to align rods or safely away from spinning tool strings with the adjustable swing arm control panel. It features an intuitive layout that allows the operator to perform multiple tasks effortlessly. Speeds, feeds, and pumps can be precisely dialed in with the electronic controls.

An integrated systems display on the control panel provides real-time monitoring of machine parameters and a suite of built-in diagnostic tools. The control panel features an operator presence bar and emergency stop for added safety. Also included are system safeguards that protect the main engine and hydraulic components when important operational parameters are compromised.
 


Front and Rear Outriggers (Four Point Stabilization)


Outriggers add stability to the 8150LS sonic drilling rig

Outriggers add stability to the 8150LS sonic drilling rig

Front and rear outriggers on the 8150LS are adjustable and allow the operator to help stabilize and level the machine on unlevel terrain. 


Head Centerline Side Shift, Extend, Drill Mast Dump, Breakout Vertical Shift, Drill Mast Side-Shift


Flexible positioning of mast enables angle boring with the 8150LS sonic drilling rig

Flexible positioning of mast enables angle boring with the 8150LS sonic drilling rig

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Drill Mast Movements

Eliminate the need to move mast or machine to align with borehole. Works in combination with dual pivoting winch mast to easily access top of casing. Makes optional automatic drop hammer and coring head independently accessible.

The centerline side shift function moves the head side-to-side so you can work inside the diameter of the rod without moving the foot or repositioning the machine. 
 


Fits in a 40-foot Shipping Container


8150LS sonic drilling rig fits inside 40-foot shipping container for easy international transportation

8150LS sonic drilling rig fits inside 40-foot shipping container for easy international transportation

Easily shop the 8150LS sonic drilling rig worldwide tracking it fully assembled (complete with rod handler and sonic head) into a 40-foot shipping container.


Remote Diagnostics


Service support through remote diagnostics for 8150LS repair assistance from anywhere

Service support through remote diagnostics for 8150LS repair assistance from anywhere

Integrated systems display provides real-time analysis and built-in diagnostic tools so our sonic team can remotely troubleshoot. Built-in redundancy on key components means finishing the day and addressing the issue at a convenient time.

Features & Options


Owners praise their Geoprobe® sonic drilling rig for faster, safer production providing better unconsolidated sample data. With many highly productive features and configurations for success, two-man crews use the 8150LS sonic drilling rig to collect high-quality samples and complete multiple applications in a single boring, using 10-foot tooling up to 12-inch diameter.

  • SAMPLING: whether in consolidated materials, glacial till, or backfill rubble, quickly complete complex holes to greater depths with the powerful GV5 50K sonic head. Maintain mast and machine position leveraging the dual pivoting winch and head centerline side shift to guide the GV5 head, automatic drop hammer, or coring head to align with the borehole.
  • SAFETY: instead of handling large tooling, rely on the rod handler and indexing rack to minimize heavy lifting – reducing fatigue and injury while increasing productivity. Steer clear of spinning tool strings or position comfortably close to align rods with the adjustable swing arm control panel.
  • SUPPORT: regardless the complexity of the question or the experience of the driller, depend on a dedicated team of sonic experts for troubleshooting and training. Should something go awry, remote diagnostics mean assistance is a phone call away. Built-in redundancies on key components add another layer of reassurance for finishing the day and addressing an issue at a more convenient time. 

With drill rig service shops in Florida and Kansas, you’ll have industry-leading sonic drilling rig service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth drill rig remounting and refurbishment work. Our service technicians are backed by our team of engineers to ensure solutions not bandaids to issues. And our production processes mean your sonic drilling rig is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.


Don't see a feature you're looking for on your new sonic drilling rig?  Give us a call.


Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs.
 

Designed and manufactured by Geoprobe®, the 50,000-pound dynamic force has the power to advance up to 12-inch tooling. And with 4,000 ft-lbf at 90 rpm, the 2-speed rotary drive has the torque needed to maintain rotation in tight formations. Comes with a 2-year warranty

The GV5 sonic head includes a centerline side shift function, which moves the head to the side so you can work inside the tool string without moving the mast or re-positioning the machine. This allows the driller to easily access the casing with the dual pivoting winch mast.
 

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - GV5 Sonic Head

Reduce fatigue and injury while increasing productivity and safety. Handles large diameter, 5- and 10-foot rods and casing, minimizing heavy lifting. Adjustable angles permit precise head alignment. Pairing with indexing rack creates a nearly hands-free operation without sacrificing drilling performance.

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Sonic Rod Handling System

An optional automatic drop hammer can be mounted onto the head carrier next to the sonic head. The drop hammer can be accessed independently at any time by side shifting over the tool string.

The switchover from sonic to high-speed coring is easy, taking less than five minutes in the field.

The optional coring head mounts onto the side of the GV5 sonic head, moving into place by side shifting the head. The coring head is capable of 800 rpm with 540 ft-lbs of torque in forward and 720 ft-lbs of torque in reverse for breaking tool joints.

Also, the high-speed coring head incorporates a side-feed swivel, and is setup to work with our floating subs. The floating subs have 2 inches of travel simplifying make-up with the tool string. Thread options include: AWJ, NWJ, NWL, HWL, or PWL connections.  
 

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Coring Head

The standard winch on the 8150LS has 100 feet of 5/16-inch cable and has 2,500 lbs. of line pull. The optional secondary winch (1/4-inch cable) is capable of 1,800 lbs. of line pull and has a capacity of 425 feet. It is also equipped with a quick change, which allows you to switch from a hook to an overshot.

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Winches

With 13,500 ft-lbf of torque, the 14-inch double wrench breakout gets the job done. It is compatible with casing sizes from 2 inches to 14 inches and offers 9 inches of vertical travel.

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Breakout

Position yourself comfortably close to align rods or safely away from spinning tool strings with the adjustable swing arm control panel. It features an intuitive layout that allows the operator to perform multiple tasks effortlessly. Speeds, feeds, and pumps can be precisely dialed in with the electronic controls.

An integrated systems display on the control panel provides real-time monitoring of machine parameters and a suite of built-in diagnostic tools. The control panel features an operator presence bar and emergency stop for added safety. Also included are system safeguards that protect the main engine and hydraulic components when important operational parameters are compromised.
 

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Control Panel

Front and rear outriggers on the 8150LS are adjustable and allow the operator to help stabilize and level the machine on unlevel terrain. 

Eliminate the need to move mast or machine to align with borehole. Works in combination with dual pivoting winch mast to easily access top of casing. Makes optional automatic drop hammer and coring head independently accessible.

The centerline side shift function moves the head side-to-side so you can work inside the diameter of the rod without moving the foot or repositioning the machine. 
 

Video: Geoprobe® 8150LS - Drill Mast Movements

Easily shop the 8150LS sonic drilling rig worldwide tracking it fully assembled (complete with rod handler and sonic head) into a 40-foot shipping container.

Integrated systems display provides real-time analysis and built-in diagnostic tools so our sonic team can remotely troubleshoot. Built-in redundancy on key components means finishing the day and addressing the issue at a convenient time.

“I had heard stories of sonic rigs with so many problems, but I’ve never had a major problem. And if I do have a minor problem, Geoprobe® service is quick to respond. I don’t have a lot of down time with this machine. Even with competitors continually trying to sell me their sonic drilling rig, if I buy another sonic, it will be a Geoprobe® because the service is great.”

- Firas Mishu, President, M&W Drilling, Tennessee

Tooling & Accessories

Geoprobe® 4.5 in. Heavy Duty (HD) sonic drill rod (front) and traditional sonic drill rod (back).

Two-piece design allows versatility to pin up or pin down or to just replace the coupler. Breakout flats on the coupler minimize wear on the jaw pads when breaking tool joints apart. Rounded pin joint speeds up the stabbing of joints together for a faster connection. Larger tool joint cross section helps strengthen rod, maximizing overall thread life. 

6x8 Sonic Sampling

Video: Geoprobe® 6x8 Sonic Sampling

6x8 sonic sampling provides the operator a larger area to work with than the traditional 4x6 method. The operator can obtain a larger diameter sample if desired, but this casing combination is typically used to provide a larger hole, such as to set a monitoring well. When telescoping one casing over another it is important to consider your main objective to determine sampling size.

8x10 Sonic Sampling

The 8x10 sonic sampling system is the largest of our conventional sonic sampling systems. The Geoprobe® sonic casing family has been uniquely designed so that each incremental casing size works efficiently with the next. In this case, you will have the size needed to remove even more material from the subsurface.

SDT45 Sonic Sampling

Video: Geoprobe® SDT45 Sonic Sampling

Sonic Dual Tube 45 (SDT45) is a unique and versatile sampling system advancing an outer casing and an inner soil sampler simultaneously. The SDT45 sample (3.0 in. diameter) is collected in a clear PVC liner providing a high-quality representative sample. The 4.5-inch outer casing remains in the ground (cased hole) while the sample is retrieved with inner 2.25-inch. probe rods. The system provides optional bits based upon geologic conditions (soils and rock) for more efficient sampling and recovery. The versatile SDT45 system can be used for many applications including, environmental sampling, varying types of well installations, cased hole applications, geotechnical borings, and exploration projects of numerous types.

Sonic Weighted Wireline System

Video: Sonic Weighted Wireline Sampling System

Complimenting the Sonic Dual Tube 4.5-inch (SDT45) system, the SDT45 Weighted Wireline (WWL) system adds yet another innovative tool to your sonic tool box. 

SDW45 - Water flows around the sample sheath and exits the water ports on the bit face

Video: Geoprobe® Sonic Double Wall 4.5 in. (SDW45)

The Sonic Double Wall 45 (SDW45) System compliments conventional Sonic 4x6 system to obtain critical confirmatory rock or bedrock samples at the end of a boring, whether Sonic 4x6 or SDT45 is used. Used for environmental, geotechnical, mineral explorations, and most projects where 4x6 is used, it can also be used in place of traditional sonic dual tube system when angled drilling is required.

SP60 Sonic Groundwater Sampler

The SP60 Sonic Groundwater Sampler is a packer based, deployable sampling system designed for collecting groundwater samples through Geoprobe® 6-inch casing. The system includes an inflatable packer, 2-inch stainless steel screen, and an inflation manifold assembly. The assembly is commonly deployed inside 6-inch casing with standard 2-inch schedule 40 PVC. The packer is inflated via flexible tubing, inflation valve assembly, and air supply (not included). Manual air pumps or a small air tank are common sources for the compressed air needed to inflate the packer.

Sonic Indexing Rack

Video: Indexing Rack for 10-foot Sonic Tooling

With a few basic movements and one ‘touch’ of the drill stem, sonic tooling can be loaded into the rig’s rod loader, and the machine’s functions take over. The same can be said when tripping rods out of the borehole. The machine-based rod loader lowers the tooling to a position where once again a few basic movements and one ‘touch’ of the casing puts the tool safely back into the indexing rack until it’s needed for the next interval. The rack is adapatable to run 3.5-inch to 10-inch sonic casing in 10-foot lengths.

Spring Assisted Swivel Lift Cap

Video: Geoprobe® Spring Assisted Swivel Lift Cap

The Spring Assisted Swivel Lift Cap is designed to reduce operator fatigue when adding or removing sections of rods to the inner tool string. The internal springs of the pull cap bear the weight of the rod string. With minimal effort, the operator can adjust the rod string up or down when threading or unthreading the rods. The natural self-alignment of the rod string prevents tipping off center and binding of the threads.

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Applications


8150LS sonic drilling rig has power for geotechnical investigations

Geotechnical

Power of the 8150LS sonic drilling rig reaches depths of up to 700 feet when obtaining continuous soil and rock core samples during geotechnical investigations

Environmental monitoring wells set at 200-feet with 8150LS

Environmental

Rod loader helps drillers dry drill 200-foot borings to set monitoring wells in tough Oklahoma formations.

GV5 sonic drilling rig head on 8150LS makes quick work of tough formations during exploration drilling

Exploration

Quickly and safely obtaining high-quality samples in difficult subsurface formations at a mine in Turkey thanks to 50k dynamic force of Geoprobe® GV5 sonic drilling head

8150LS water well drilling

Water Well

Preserve the option for continuous sampling to characterize subsurface, improving water well design and construction, when choosing the 8150LS sonic drilling rig.

8150LS geothermal drilling

Geothermal

Complete borings quickly without drilling mud minimizing field development time and site clean up costs.

8150LS sonic drilling rig makes quick work of construction dewatering project

Construction

Tracks and 10-foot stroke result in quick completion of 300 to 400 6-inch holes, 20 to 30 feet deep to install 2-inch PVC wells on a dewatering project in Denver.

Specs

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Overall Dimensions   Overall Dimensions  
Width (in) 90 Width (mm) 2286
Length (transport) (in) 300 Length (transport) (mm) 7620
Length (transport) (ft) 25.0 Length (transport) (m) 7.62
Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted) (in) 240 Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted) (mm) 6096
Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted with rod handler deployed) (in) 314 Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted with rod handler deployed) (mm) 7976
Height (normal transport) (in) 114 Height (normal transport) (mm) 2896
Height (deployed; winch mast up) (in) 310 Height (deployed; winch mast up) (mm) 7874
Height (deployed; winch mast up) (ft) 25.8 Height (deployed; winch mast up) (m) 7.87
Height (min standard working height) (in) NA Height (min standard working height) (mm) NA
Approach/departure angle in transport (degrees) 24 Approach/departure angle in transport (degrees) 24
Base Unit Weight (lbs) 32,500 Base Unit Weight (kg) 14,742
Unit Weight (w/ typical options) lbs 33,500 Unit Weight (w/ typical options) kg 15,195
Ground Speed (mph) 1.5 Ground Speed (kph) 2.4
Estimated Track Surface Area (in2) 3546    
Estimated Ground Pressure (psi) 9.2    
Drill Mast Positioning   Drill Mast Positioning  
Extension (fore and aft) (in) 6 Extension (fore and aft) (mm) 152
Lateral (side to side) (± in) 3.5 Lateral (side to side) (± mm) 89
Drill Mast Dump (in) 36 Drill Mast Dump (mm) 914
front outrigger travel (in) 26 front outrigger travel (mm) 660
rear outrigger travel (in) 26 rear outrigger travel (mm) 660
Max angle drilling ability off vertical (degrees) 45 Max angle drilling ability off vertical (degrees) 45
Drill Mast Specifications   Drill Mast Specifications  
Head Travel (in) 157 Head Travel (mm) 3988
Head Travel (ft) 13.1 Head Travel (m) 3.99
Head Crowd Force (lbs) 11,000 Head Crowd Force (kN) 49
Head Pull Force (lbs) 20,000 Head Pull Force (kN) 89
Head Feed Carriage Rollers Head Feed Carriage Rollers
Head Feed Pressure Control (w.o.b) Standard Head Feed Pressure Control (w.o.b) Standard
Head Sideshift (in) 32 Head Sideshift (mm) 813
Head tilt out: (degrees) 90 Head tilt out: (degrees) 90
  8150LS   8150LS
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs   Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs  
Engine CAT C7.1 Tier 4 final or Tier 3(LRC) Engine CAT C7.1 Tier 4 final or Tier 3(LRC)
Engine Rated Power (hp) 275 Engine Rated Power (kW) 205
Fuel Capacity (gal) 90 Fuel Capacity (L) 341
Sonic head GV5 Sonic head GV5
Max oscillator speed (Hz) 150 Max oscillator speed (Hz) 150
Dynamic force @ max oscillator speed (lbf) 50,000 Dynamic force @ max oscillator speed (kN) 222
Rotation Torque (Range 1) (ft-lb) 4000 Rotation Torque (Range 1) (N-m) 5423
Rotation Speed (Range 1) (rpm) 90 Rotation Speed (Range 1) (rpm) 90
Rotation Torque (Range 2) (ft-lb) 2500 Rotation Torque (Range 2) (N-m) 3390
Rotation Speed (Range 2) (rpm) 140 Rotation Speed (Range 2) (rpm) 140
       
Standard Winch   Standard Winch  
line pull (lbf) 2500 line pull (kN) 11.12
line speed (fpm) 125 line speed (m/min) 38
cable length (ft) 100 cable length (m) 30
Secondary Winch   Secondary Winch  
line pull (lbf) 1800 line pull (kN) 8.01
line speed (fpm) 145 line speed (m/min) 44
cable length (ft) 425 cable length (m) 130
Triplex Water Pump   Triplex Water Pump  
Max pressure (psi) 750 Max pressure (bar) 52
Max flow (gpm) 70 Max flow (L/min) 265
Breakout   Breakout  
Max Clamp force (lbf) 21,000 Clamp force (kN) 93.41
Breakout torque (ft-lb) 13,500 Breakout torque (N-m) 18304
Min Casing size compatible (in) 2 Min Casing size compatible (mm) 51
Max Casing size compatible (in) 14 Max Casing size compatible (mm) 356
Vertical travel (in) 9 Vertical travel (mm) 229
Rod Handler   Rod Handler  
Min Casing size compatible (in) 3.5 Min Casing size compatible (mm) 89
Max Casing size compatible (in) 10 Max Casing size compatible (mm) 254
Arm travel (degrees) 163 Arm travel (degrees) 163
Wrist travel (degrees) 38 Wrist travel (degrees) 38

Specs

Click below to view standard specifications. Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Overall Dimensions   Overall Dimensions  
Width (in) 90 Width (mm) 2286
Length (transport) (in) 300 Length (transport) (mm) 7620
Length (transport) (ft) 25.0 Length (transport) (m) 7.62
Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted) (in) 240 Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted) (mm) 6096
Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted with rod handler deployed) (in) 314 Length (deployed, lateral fully retracted with rod handler deployed) (mm) 7976
Height (normal transport) (in) 114 Height (normal transport) (mm) 2896
Height (deployed; winch mast up) (in) 310 Height (deployed; winch mast up) (mm) 7874
Height (deployed; winch mast up) (ft) 25.8 Height (deployed; winch mast up) (m) 7.87
Height (min standard working height) (in) NA Height (min standard working height) (mm) NA
Approach/departure angle in transport (degrees) 24 Approach/departure angle in transport (degrees) 24
Base Unit Weight (lbs) 32,500 Base Unit Weight (kg) 14,742
Unit Weight (w/ typical options) lbs 33,500 Unit Weight (w/ typical options) kg 15,195
Ground Speed (mph) 1.5 Ground Speed (kph) 2.4
Estimated Track Surface Area (in2) 3546    
Estimated Ground Pressure (psi) 9.2    
Drill Mast Positioning   Drill Mast Positioning  
Extension (fore and aft) (in) 6 Extension (fore and aft) (mm) 152
Lateral (side to side) (± in) 3.5 Lateral (side to side) (± mm) 89
Drill Mast Dump (in) 36 Drill Mast Dump (mm) 914
front outrigger travel (in) 26 front outrigger travel (mm) 660
rear outrigger travel (in) 26 rear outrigger travel (mm) 660
Max angle drilling ability off vertical (degrees) 45 Max angle drilling ability off vertical (degrees) 45
Drill Mast Specifications   Drill Mast Specifications  
Head Travel (in) 157 Head Travel (mm) 3988
Head Travel (ft) 13.1 Head Travel (m) 3.99
Head Crowd Force (lbs) 11,000 Head Crowd Force (kN) 49
Head Pull Force (lbs) 20,000 Head Pull Force (kN) 89
Head Feed Carriage Rollers Head Feed Carriage Rollers
Head Feed Pressure Control (w.o.b) Standard Head Feed Pressure Control (w.o.b) Standard
Head Sideshift (in) 32 Head Sideshift (mm) 813
Head tilt out: (degrees) 90 Head tilt out: (degrees) 90
  8150LS   8150LS
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs   Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs  
Engine CAT C7.1 Tier 4 final or Tier 3(LRC) Engine CAT C7.1 Tier 4 final or Tier 3(LRC)
Engine Rated Power (hp) 275 Engine Rated Power (kW) 205
Fuel Capacity (gal) 90 Fuel Capacity (L) 341
Sonic head GV5 Sonic head GV5
Max oscillator speed (Hz) 150 Max oscillator speed (Hz) 150
Dynamic force @ max oscillator speed (lbf) 50,000 Dynamic force @ max oscillator speed (kN) 222
Rotation Torque (Range 1) (ft-lb) 4000 Rotation Torque (Range 1) (N-m) 5423
Rotation Speed (Range 1) (rpm) 90 Rotation Speed (Range 1) (rpm) 90
Rotation Torque (Range 2) (ft-lb) 2500 Rotation Torque (Range 2) (N-m) 3390
Rotation Speed (Range 2) (rpm) 140 Rotation Speed (Range 2) (rpm) 140
       
Standard Winch   Standard Winch  
line pull (lbf) 2500 line pull (kN) 11.12
line speed (fpm) 125 line speed (m/min) 38
cable length (ft) 100 cable length (m) 30
Secondary Winch   Secondary Winch  
line pull (lbf) 1800 line pull (kN) 8.01
line speed (fpm) 145 line speed (m/min) 44
cable length (ft) 425 cable length (m) 130
Triplex Water Pump   Triplex Water Pump  
Max pressure (psi) 750 Max pressure (bar) 52
Max flow (gpm) 70 Max flow (L/min) 265
Breakout   Breakout  
Max Clamp force (lbf) 21,000 Clamp force (kN) 93.41
Breakout torque (ft-lb) 13,500 Breakout torque (N-m) 18304
Min Casing size compatible (in) 2 Min Casing size compatible (mm) 51
Max Casing size compatible (in) 14 Max Casing size compatible (mm) 356
Vertical travel (in) 9 Vertical travel (mm) 229
Rod Handler   Rod Handler  
Min Casing size compatible (in) 3.5 Min Casing size compatible (mm) 89
Max Casing size compatible (in) 10 Max Casing size compatible (mm) 254
Arm travel (degrees) 163 Arm travel (degrees) 163
Wrist travel (degrees) 38 Wrist travel (degrees) 38

Resources

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Customers remark how they increasingly see requests for sonic capabilities, making sonic rig ownership necessary to maintain or gain market share. When you choose a Geoprobe® 8150LS sonic rotary rig you gain additional advantages...

ID: 5131 | Date: 2020-06-01

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

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

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.