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Video: DRILLMAX® DM250 - Features Walkaround

Big Rig in a Small Package

Drillers seeking efficiency for water well drilling or geothermal drilling jobs choose the DRILLMAX® DM250 for its tophead rotation speed combined with 20-foot stroke all under Class A/B CDL requirements. Additional advantages of the small water well drilling rigs for sale include: 

  • improved pressure consistency produced by mud pump
  • enhanced ease and comfort created by durable, mechanical controls and wide driller platform
  • increased production capability provided by the rod loader with helper side controls 

Customers claim the DM250 is “faster, easier, and doubles production – even in tough clays.” 


Features & Options


Video: DM250 Features

Compact size and easy mobility mean getting to and through jobs fast while enjoying creature comforts of factory 4X4 chasis including air conditioning, cruise control, and bluetooth while minimizing fuel costs achieving 15 mpg on average.

Compact size and easy mobility mean getting to and through jobs fast while enjoying creature comforts of factory 4X4 chasis including air conditioning, cruise control, and bluetooth while minimizing fuel costs achieving 15 mpg on average.

Simple operation and surprising power provide fast production with 22-foot stroke. Choose from a wide range of options, tailoring your DM250 to your geography and production needs. Selecting from standardized options reduces hassle of routine maintenance and makes possible repairing your rig from the field with a phone call to our team of expert service technicians. Owners describe their DM250 as their most productive and versatile rig, praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators. 

  • Save money by mobilizing 200-feet of pipe while staying under class A/B CDL requirements, eliminating concerns over having enough 20-foot pipe to finish the job or having to find a CDL driver. The durable, mechanical controls stand the test of time, keeping you completing contracts rather than repairing rigs. 
  • Increase production thanks to the top head rotation speed combined with stroke for 20-foot tooling, quickly chewing up tough clays. Table assembly has clearance for 12-inch PVC casing and the holding fork and hydraulically-operated, adjustable breakout wrench make tripping out fast and safe.
  • Expand access with the compact size suited for residential work where limited access is a priority. No more worrying about tearing up driveways or yards makes this rig a smart choice for everyday use. Set up with centrifugal or piston mud pump and development air to meet your job needs.

Many who use the DM250 focus on drilling shallower than 300 feet, though the machine can exceed that depth. Key features on the small water well drilling rigs for sale make for quick, easy work of 2-inch to 6-inch water wells. 

With drill rig service shops in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Kansas, you’ll have service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth 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 small water well drilling rig is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.


Don't see a feature you're looking for on your small water well drilling rig?  Give us a call.


Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs for our DRILLMAX® small water well drilling rigs. Our goal is to make your job faster, safer, and easier. Partner with us and we'll work to decrease your water well drill downtime while increasing your family time.


Control Panel


Durable, mechanical controls well organized on DM250 for simple operation making training new drillers easier

Durable, mechanical controls well organized on DM250 for simple operation making training new drillers easier

The durable, mechanical controls neatly laid out on the control panel include engine monitoring, a safety E-stop, hydraulic pressure gauges, friction control levers for mud pump and rotation circuits, and electronic throttle controls. Simple operation makes it easy to train new operators. 


Top Head Carriage


Fast production with head speed and 20-foot stroke on the DM250

Fast production with head speed and 20-foot stroke on the DM250

Video: DRILLMAX® DM250 - Top Head

Rollers for top head carriage on DM250 create quiet, smooth head travel with simple maintenance.

  • long-lasting rollers are easily adjusted.
  • rollers permit fast and safe top head travel.
  • easy maintenance keeps rig  performing like new.

Minimize time spent standing around waiting on cuttings to rise to top of hole thanks to the top head travel speed on the DM250. The fast travel time up and down the mast increases the uphole velocity pulling mud and cuttings up out of the hole. So rather than wasting time waiting on cuttings to come up out of a 300-foot deep well, you can move on to the next step.

  • significantly cut time to clear cuttings from hole with top head travel speed.
  • minimize time spent clearing mud and cuttings from hole to maximize production. 
  • trade less time standing and waiting for more time drilling and making money.

Mud Pump and Development Air Options


Production consistency on the small water well drilling rigs for sale possible by array of mud pump options.

Production consistency on the small water well drilling rigs for sale possible by array of mud pump options.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Mud Cleaning System

The DRILLMAX® DM250 can be set up with centrifugal or piston mud pump and development air to meet your job needs. Mud pump and air compressor options include 3L8, 5x5 duplex, centrifugal pumps and 85cfm development air compressor.


Rod Loader and Helper Side Controls


Production from head speed on DM250 amplified by rod loader and helper side controls.

Production from head speed on DM250 amplified by rod loader and helper side controls.

Video: DM250 Single Rod Loader

Using the helper side controls to operate the jib and winch functions controls, the helper loads the drill pipe in the single road loader. This makes the DM250 easy to operate with a two-man crew.


Table Assembly


Wide driller's platform on either side of DM250 table assembly creates comfort for drillers.

Wide driller's platform on either side of DM250 table assembly creates comfort for drillers.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM250 - Table

The DM250 drill truck table assembly has clearance for 12-inch PVC casing. Table opening positioned outside rig permits placing casing without body contortions.

  • easily access table opening positioned at back of rig rather than struggling to reach inside rig.
  • contact casing while remain at control panel.
  • remove bushings to set up to 12-inch casing.

Breakout Wrench


Hydraulic breakout wrench on DM250 eases strain on drillers while making tripping out fast and safe.

Hydraulic breakout wrench on DM250 eases strain on drillers while making tripping out fast and safe.

The holding fork and hydraulically-operated, adjustable breakout wrench make tripping out fast and safe.


Truck Chassis


Small water well drilling rigs for sale cut costs by efficient mobilization under class A/B CDL.

Small water well drilling rigs for sale cut costs by efficient mobilization under class A/B CDL.

Compact size and easy mobility mean getting to and into jobs fast and moving on to the next - whether off-road or a limited-access residential area - without worrying about having a CDL. Drillers enjoy the creature comforts of the factory 4X4 chassis, including air conditioning, cruise control, and bluetooth while minimizing fuel costs achieving 15 mpg on average. Clean layout of the deck, complete with access panels, makes for easier maintenance of securely routed hydraulic hoses from above the rig.


Rod Carousel


Arrow marker and machined grooves aid aligning rotary head over rods.

Arrow marker and machined grooves aid aligning rotary head over rods.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM250 - Rod Carousel

Safe carousel option promptly pays for itself carrying 160-feet of 3-inch drill pipe.. Eliminate worry whether helper will call in sick when you choose carousel option that shows up everyday. 

  • create opportunity to task helper with other site chores or run a one-man operation. 
  • pipe locks into position within pod canceling chance pipe falls out.
  • rotate carousel to place indicator arrow between grooves on base, push handle, and lock carousel into position for safe travel.
  • mechanical alignment of top head with rods using indicator arrow and grooves on base eliminates need for electrical sensor that could malfunction.

On-board Grout Mixer


On-board grout mixer saves fuel compared to running a separate engine.

On-board grout mixer saves fuel compared to running a separate engine.

40-gallon on-board grout mixer runs off of rig hydraulics, saving fuel compared to running an extra engine.


Centralizer Tray or Small Rod Box


Centralizer tray along deck for storage.

Centralizer tray along deck for storage.

Centralizer tray simplifies storage on rig and provides user-friendly access. Or choose a small rod box to transport an additional 100-feet of 3-inch drill pipe to back feed into carousel instead of a adding a centralizer tray.

Features & Options


Video: DM250 Features

Simple operation and surprising power provide fast production with 22-foot stroke. Choose from a wide range of options, tailoring your DM250 to your geography and production needs. Selecting from standardized options reduces hassle of routine maintenance and makes possible repairing your rig from the field with a phone call to our team of expert service technicians. Owners describe their DM250 as their most productive and versatile rig, praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators. 

  • Save money by mobilizing 200-feet of pipe while staying under class A/B CDL requirements, eliminating concerns over having enough 20-foot pipe to finish the job or having to find a CDL driver. The durable, mechanical controls stand the test of time, keeping you completing contracts rather than repairing rigs. 
  • Increase production thanks to the top head rotation speed combined with stroke for 20-foot tooling, quickly chewing up tough clays. Table assembly has clearance for 12-inch PVC casing and the holding fork and hydraulically-operated, adjustable breakout wrench make tripping out fast and safe.
  • Expand access with the compact size suited for residential work where limited access is a priority. No more worrying about tearing up driveways or yards makes this rig a smart choice for everyday use. Set up with centrifugal or piston mud pump and development air to meet your job needs.

Many who use the DM250 focus on drilling shallower than 300 feet, though the machine can exceed that depth. Key features on the small water well drilling rigs for sale make for quick, easy work of 2-inch to 6-inch water wells. 

With drill rig service shops in Pennsylvania, Florida, and Kansas, you’ll have service support nearby for your routine maintenance or more in-depth 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 small water well drilling rig is constructed consistently and tested thoroughly to ensure easier service support.


Don't see a feature you're looking for on your small water well drilling rig?  Give us a call.


Our team of engineers thrives on collaborating with drillers while they continually innovate new designs for our DRILLMAX® small water well drilling rigs. Our goal is to make your job faster, safer, and easier. Partner with us and we'll work to decrease your water well drill downtime while increasing your family time.

The durable, mechanical controls neatly laid out on the control panel include engine monitoring, a safety E-stop, hydraulic pressure gauges, friction control levers for mud pump and rotation circuits, and electronic throttle controls. Simple operation makes it easy to train new operators. 

Rollers for top head carriage on DM250 create quiet, smooth head travel with simple maintenance.

  • long-lasting rollers are easily adjusted.
  • rollers permit fast and safe top head travel.
  • easy maintenance keeps rig  performing like new.

Minimize time spent standing around waiting on cuttings to rise to top of hole thanks to the top head travel speed on the DM250. The fast travel time up and down the mast increases the uphole velocity pulling mud and cuttings up out of the hole. So rather than wasting time waiting on cuttings to come up out of a 300-foot deep well, you can move on to the next step.

  • significantly cut time to clear cuttings from hole with top head travel speed.
  • minimize time spent clearing mud and cuttings from hole to maximize production. 
  • trade less time standing and waiting for more time drilling and making money.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM250 - Top Head

The DRILLMAX® DM250 can be set up with centrifugal or piston mud pump and development air to meet your job needs. Mud pump and air compressor options include 3L8, 5x5 duplex, centrifugal pumps and 85cfm development air compressor.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Mud Cleaning System

Using the helper side controls to operate the jib and winch functions controls, the helper loads the drill pipe in the single road loader. This makes the DM250 easy to operate with a two-man crew.

Video: DM250 Single Rod Loader

The DM250 drill truck table assembly has clearance for 12-inch PVC casing. Table opening positioned outside rig permits placing casing without body contortions.

  • easily access table opening positioned at back of rig rather than struggling to reach inside rig.
  • contact casing while remain at control panel.
  • remove bushings to set up to 12-inch casing.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM250 - Table

The holding fork and hydraulically-operated, adjustable breakout wrench make tripping out fast and safe.

Compact size and easy mobility mean getting to and into jobs fast and moving on to the next - whether off-road or a limited-access residential area - without worrying about having a CDL. Drillers enjoy the creature comforts of the factory 4X4 chassis, including air conditioning, cruise control, and bluetooth while minimizing fuel costs achieving 15 mpg on average. Clean layout of the deck, complete with access panels, makes for easier maintenance of securely routed hydraulic hoses from above the rig.

Safe carousel option promptly pays for itself carrying 160-feet of 3-inch drill pipe.. Eliminate worry whether helper will call in sick when you choose carousel option that shows up everyday. 

  • create opportunity to task helper with other site chores or run a one-man operation. 
  • pipe locks into position within pod canceling chance pipe falls out.
  • rotate carousel to place indicator arrow between grooves on base, push handle, and lock carousel into position for safe travel.
  • mechanical alignment of top head with rods using indicator arrow and grooves on base eliminates need for electrical sensor that could malfunction.

Video: DRILLMAX® DM250 - Rod Carousel

40-gallon on-board grout mixer runs off of rig hydraulics, saving fuel compared to running an extra engine.

Centralizer tray simplifies storage on rig and provides user-friendly access. Or choose a small rod box to transport an additional 100-feet of 3-inch drill pipe to back feed into carousel instead of a adding a centralizer tray.

“The way the machine is set up makes it less cumbersome on the driller and helper as a whole. Just makes life easier."

- Tabatha Westberry, Office Manager, Moore’s Well Drilling, Georgia

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Applications


DM250 completes wireline coring on a kaolin mine

Exploration

Leveraging power of DM250 mud rotary drill rig to conduct wireline coring, increasing productivity of sampling to determine best clay quality on a kaolin mine.

DM250 small water well drilling rigs for sale make quick work of water well drilling

Water Well

In the past, Michigan site conditions required multiple days to drill 160-foot water well while new DM250 completes water well in just five hours.

DM250 completes geothermal field installations

Geothermal

Stroke and head feed resulted in completing 15 bores to 305 feet through tough, plastic clay 80 percent of the hole while simple operation meant one person ran DM250 drill rig while the other worked the mud cleaner prepping loops for installation.

DM250 small drilling rigs for sale complete dewatering wells

Construction

Head rotation speed reduces time required to complete dewatering wells while truck-mounted DM250 increases mobilization speed.

Specs

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Overall Dimensions     Overall Dimensions  
Width (in) 100   Width (mm) 2540
Length (transport) (in) 359   Length (transport) (mm) 9119
Length (transport) (ft) 29.9   Length (transport) (m) 9.12
Length (deployed) (in) 336   Length (deployed) (mm) 8534
Height (normal transport) (in) 119   Height (normal transport) (mm) 3023
Height (deployed) (in) 397   Height (mm) 10084
Height (deployed) (ft) 33.1   Height (deployed) (m) 10.08
Base Unit Weight (lbs) 20,000   Base Unit Weight (kg) 9,072
Drill Mast Positioning     Drill Mast Positioning  
Front outrigger travel (in) 26   Front outrigger travel (mm) 66
Rear outrigger travel (in) 16   Rear outrigger travel (mm) 41
Drill Mast Specifications     Drill Mast Specifications  
Head Travel (in) 264   Head Travel (mm) 6706
Head Travel (ft) 22.0   Head Travel (m) 6.71
Head Crowd Force (lbs) 6,700   Head Crowd Force (kN) 30
Head Pull Force (lbs) 12,000   Head Pull Force (kN) 53
Head Side shift (in) 12   Head Side shift (mm) 305
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs     Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs  
Truck Dodge RAM 5500 4 x 4   Truck Dodge RAM 5500 4 x 4
Engine 6.7L I6 Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine   Engine 6.7L I6 Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine
Engine Rated Power (hp)* NA   Engine Rated Power (kW) NA
Fuel Capacity (gal) 52   Fuel Capacity (L) 197
Rotary Drive Options     Rotary Drive Options  
Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HT (Standard)   Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HT (Standard)
Rotation Torque (ft-lb) 2185   Rotation Torque (N-m) 2962
Rotation Speed (rpm) 245   Rotation Speed (rpm) 245
Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HS   Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HS
Rotation Torque (ft-lb) 1064   Rotation Torque (N-m) 1443
Rotation Speed (rpm) 300   Rotation Speed (rpm) 300
Primary Winch     Primary Winch  
line pull (lbf) 5000   line pull (kN) 22.24
line speed (fpm) 130   line speed (m/min) 40
cable length (ft) 80   cable length (m) 24
Secondary Winch (Optional)     Primary 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
         
line pull (lbf) 1100   line pull (kN) 4.89
line speed (fpm) 145   line speed (m/min) 44
cable length (ft) 750   cable length (m) 229
Breakout     Breakout  
Table Opening (in) 14   Table Opening (mm) 356
Single Clamp     Single Clamp  
Breakout torque (ft-lb) 6,000   Breakout torque (N-m) 8135

Specs

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

Overall Dimensions     Overall Dimensions  
Width (in) 100   Width (mm) 2540
Length (transport) (in) 359   Length (transport) (mm) 9119
Length (transport) (ft) 29.9   Length (transport) (m) 9.12
Length (deployed) (in) 336   Length (deployed) (mm) 8534
Height (normal transport) (in) 119   Height (normal transport) (mm) 3023
Height (deployed) (in) 397   Height (mm) 10084
Height (deployed) (ft) 33.1   Height (deployed) (m) 10.08
Base Unit Weight (lbs) 20,000   Base Unit Weight (kg) 9,072
Drill Mast Positioning     Drill Mast Positioning  
Front outrigger travel (in) 26   Front outrigger travel (mm) 66
Rear outrigger travel (in) 16   Rear outrigger travel (mm) 41
Drill Mast Specifications     Drill Mast Specifications  
Head Travel (in) 264   Head Travel (mm) 6706
Head Travel (ft) 22.0   Head Travel (m) 6.71
Head Crowd Force (lbs) 6,700   Head Crowd Force (kN) 30
Head Pull Force (lbs) 12,000   Head Pull Force (kN) 53
Head Side shift (in) 12   Head Side shift (mm) 305
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs     Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs  
Truck Dodge RAM 5500 4 x 4   Truck Dodge RAM 5500 4 x 4
Engine 6.7L I6 Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine   Engine 6.7L I6 Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine
Engine Rated Power (hp)* NA   Engine Rated Power (kW) NA
Fuel Capacity (gal) 52   Fuel Capacity (L) 197
Rotary Drive Options     Rotary Drive Options  
Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HT (Standard)   Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HT (Standard)
Rotation Torque (ft-lb) 2185   Rotation Torque (N-m) 2962
Rotation Speed (rpm) 245   Rotation Speed (rpm) 245
Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HS   Single-Speed Rotary Drive DMR3HS
Rotation Torque (ft-lb) 1064   Rotation Torque (N-m) 1443
Rotation Speed (rpm) 300   Rotation Speed (rpm) 300
Primary Winch     Primary Winch  
line pull (lbf) 5000   line pull (kN) 22.24
line speed (fpm) 130   line speed (m/min) 40
cable length (ft) 80   cable length (m) 24
Secondary Winch (Optional)     Primary 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
         
line pull (lbf) 1100   line pull (kN) 4.89
line speed (fpm) 145   line speed (m/min) 44
cable length (ft) 750   cable length (m) 229
Breakout     Breakout  
Table Opening (in) 14   Table Opening (mm) 356
Single Clamp     Single Clamp  
Breakout torque (ft-lb) 6,000   Breakout torque (N-m) 8135
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Resources

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Putting hands on controls and interacting with engineers and services technicians during water well drilling equipment factory tour provides incentive to invest in DRILLMAX® rig.

ID: 12371 | Date: 2022-05-26

Technology of self-feed rod carousel combined with pulldown power and pump result in faster mud pump well drilling production.

ID: 12366 | Date: 2022-05-26

Overall power, available options, small top drive drilling rig size, and bigger jacks on latest DM250 models make slipping into lake lots , leveling up, and drilling through tough formations efficient even during frost laws.

ID: 12365 | Date: 2022-05-26

Small DM250 outperforms larger rigs with faster rotation speed and head movement while offering easy operation and maneuverability on residential water well drilling sites.

ID: 12364 | Date: 2022-05-26

Purchased for its mud rotary capabilities, the DM250 effectively performs air drilling in palm-sized cobbles using an auxiliary air compressor.

ID: 12363 | Date: 2022-05-26

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Superior Service

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