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Video: DRILLMAX® DM450 - Features Walkaround

Stable, stout rig powers through tough sites

Drillers seeking a universal rig with power and reliability to tackle deep water well drilling, geothermal drilling, and cathodic protection drilling jobs choose the DM450 drill rig for its speed and ease combined with reduced downtime. Additional advantages include: 

  • upgraded head feed system with adjustable rollers, rotary head side shift, and increased pullback
  • enhanced ease created by durable, mechanical controls and secure routing of hydraulic hoses 
  • increased production capability for deep water well drilling provided by dual winches and rod loader with helper side controls 

Customers claim the DM450 is “quieter, faster, and easier to operate.” 


Features & Options


Video: DM450 Features

DM450 for deep water well drilling, geothermal, and cathodic protection now comes on an automatic truck chassis to further simplify mobilization.

DM450 for deep water well drilling, geothermal, and cathodic protection now comes on an automatic truck chassis to further simplify mobilization.

Owners describe their DM450 as “stable” and “stout,” praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators. 

  • Increase production drilling larger wells with the compact machine easily maneuvering on job sites. The DM450 provides ample head feed speed - activated with a fast feed circuit - to flush the cuttings out of holes drilled in sand or clay, providing a clean hole to drop well casing or cathodic protection anodes. The rig also features the top head rotation speed needed to handle tricky formations – such as sticky clay.
  • Expand access choosing from multiple mud pump and air compressor options to configure the rig for specific geographic areas. Some options, such as sandline winch or pipe spinner systems, can be added to minimize equipment on geothermal job sites.
  • Ease operation with engineered design and modern construction, maximizing power to quickly and easily complete jobs while streamlining maintenance and troubleshooting. The control panel with its durable, mechanical controls, simplifies operation. The table assembly – with an opening to handle up to 16-inch casing – is positioned further back from the rig, making it easier to handle tooling and set casing.

Armed with the fast head feed speed, many DM450 owners successfully complete deep water water well drilling, geothermal drilling, or cathodic protection drilling with the same machine. 

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 deep 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 deep 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® deep 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


Manual hydraulic controls on DM450 deep water well drilling rig provide power, precision, and reduced maintenance.

Manual hydraulic controls on DM450 deep water well drilling rig provide power, precision, and reduced maintenance.

The durable, mechanical controls neatly laid out on the robust, organized control panel includes engine monitoring, 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


Rollers on DM450 deep water well drilling rig top head carriage provide smoother transitions and easier adjustments.

Rollers on DM450 deep water well drilling rig top head carriage provide smoother transitions and easier adjustments.

The top head carriage uses rollers instead of slides, providing smoother travel, easier maintenance, and longer life.


Drill Mast


Sturdy drillmast on DM450 makes for straighter holes

Sturdy drillmast on DM450 makes for straighter holes

Totally redesigned drill mast with 25,000-lbs of pullback, 15,000-lbs of crowd force along with 16-inch side shift of the 2-speed rotary drive with 4,600 ft-lb torque.


Mud Pump and Development Air Options


Assorted mud pump options available on DM450 deep water well drilling rig to suit multiple applications and geographic conditions.

Assorted mud pump options available on DM450 deep water well drilling rig to suit multiple applications and geographic conditions.

Mud pump options up to 5 ½ x 8 piston and air compressor options up to 500/200 make this a strong compact unit. 


Rod Loader and Helper Side Controls


Effective rod box and single rod loader makes for fast tripping in and out of the hole with the DM450.

Effective rod box and single rod loader makes for fast tripping in and out of the hole with the DM450.

Using the helper side controls to operate the jib and winch functions controls, the helper loads the drill pipe in the single rod loader. This makes the DM450 easy to operate with a two-man crew.


Table Assembly


Wide driller's platform around DM450 table assembly increases comfort on the job.

Wide driller's platform around DM450 table assembly increases comfort on the job.

The DM250 table assembly has clearance for 16-inch PVC casing.


Breakout Wrench


Hydraulic breakout wrench makes job easier on driller.

Hydraulic breakout wrench makes job easier on driller.

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


Truck Chassis


Powerful automatic truck chassis for fast and easy mobilization.

Powerful automatic truck chassis for fast and easy mobilization.

Equipped with a Cummins diesel engine, the lightweight, compact rig is suited for residential water wells, commercial geothermal, and cathodic protection drilling.

Features & Options


Video: DM450 Features

Owners describe their DM450 as “stable” and “stout,” praising its simple operation for making it easy to train new operators. 

  • Increase production drilling larger wells with the compact machine easily maneuvering on job sites. The DM450 provides ample head feed speed - activated with a fast feed circuit - to flush the cuttings out of holes drilled in sand or clay, providing a clean hole to drop well casing or cathodic protection anodes. The rig also features the top head rotation speed needed to handle tricky formations – such as sticky clay.
  • Expand access choosing from multiple mud pump and air compressor options to configure the rig for specific geographic areas. Some options, such as sandline winch or pipe spinner systems, can be added to minimize equipment on geothermal job sites.
  • Ease operation with engineered design and modern construction, maximizing power to quickly and easily complete jobs while streamlining maintenance and troubleshooting. The control panel with its durable, mechanical controls, simplifies operation. The table assembly – with an opening to handle up to 16-inch casing – is positioned further back from the rig, making it easier to handle tooling and set casing.

Armed with the fast head feed speed, many DM450 owners successfully complete deep water water well drilling, geothermal drilling, or cathodic protection drilling with the same machine. 

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 deep 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 deep 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® deep 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 robust, organized control panel includes engine monitoring, 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.

The top head carriage uses rollers instead of slides, providing smoother travel, easier maintenance, and longer life.

Totally redesigned drill mast with 25,000-lbs of pullback, 15,000-lbs of crowd force along with 16-inch side shift of the 2-speed rotary drive with 4,600 ft-lb torque.

Mud pump options up to 5 ½ x 8 piston and air compressor options up to 500/200 make this a strong compact unit. 

Using the helper side controls to operate the jib and winch functions controls, the helper loads the drill pipe in the single rod loader. This makes the DM450 easy to operate with a two-man crew.

The DM250 table assembly has clearance for 16-inch PVC casing.

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

Equipped with a Cummins diesel engine, the lightweight, compact rig is suited for residential water wells, commercial geothermal, and cathodic protection drilling.

“The rigid drill mast design drills straighter holes.The redesigned rod spinner increases efficiency tripping out of the hole.”

- Skyler Wilson, Operations Manager, PanTerra Energy, Colorado

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Applications


DM450 for exploration applications

Exploration

Tackling wireline coring and dewatering wells for exploration applications is made easier by the power packed in the small footprint of the DM450.

DM450 deep water well drilling rig

Water Well

Versatile DM450 drill rig completes small wells just as easily as big wells - ranging from residential to agricultural, from 4-inch to 12-inch - with less downtime.

DM450 stands up to test of geothermal drilling in tough Colorado conditions

Geothermal

DM450 stands up up to the 'geo-pace' of multiple borings per day in the Colorado mountains installing geothermal loops, reportedly outproducing the combined footage of three other rigs on the geothermal job.

DM450 construction applications

Construction

Durable, reliable DM450 quickly handles multiple borings for installing dewatering wells on constructions sites.

Specs

Specifications are subject to change without notice.

Overall Dimensions   Overall Dimensions  
Width (in) 102 Width (mm) 2,591
Length (transport) (in) 441 Length (transport) (mm) 11,208
Length (transport) (ft) 36.8 Length (transport) (m) 11.21
Length (deployed) (in) 396 Length (deployed) (mm) 10,058
Length (deployed) (ft) 33.0 Length (deployed) (m) 10.1
Height (transport) (in) 149 Height (transport) (mm) 3,793
Height (transport) (ft) 12.4 Height (transport) (m) 3.79
Height (deployed) (in) 493 Height (mm) 12510
Height (deployed) (ft) 41.0 Height (deployed) (m) 12.51
Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (lbs) 45,300 Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (kg) 20,548
Drill Mast Positioning   Drill Mast Positioning  
Front outrigger travel (in) 36 Front outrigger travel (mm) 91
Rear outrigger travel (in) 36 Rear outrigger travel (mm) 91
Drill Mast Specifications   Drill Mast Specifications  
Head Travel (in) 312 Head Travel (mm) 7,925
Head Travel (ft) 26.0 Head Travel (m) 7.92
Head Crowd Force (lbs) 15,000 Head Crowd Force (kN) 67
Head Pull Force (lbs) 25,000 Head Pull Force (kN) 111
Head Side shift (in) 16 Head Side shift (mm) 406
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs   Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs  
Truck International HV607 Truck International HV607
Engine Cummins L9 Engine Cummins L9
Engine Rated Power (hp) 350 Engine Rated Power (kW) 261
Fuel Capacity (gal) 70 Fuel Capacity (L) 265
Rotary Drive Options   Rotary Drive Options  
2-Speed Rotary Drive DMR6 2-Speed Rotary Drive DMR6
Rotation Torque (ft-lb) (LSHT) 4600 Rotation Torque (N-m) (LSHT) 6,237
Rotation Speed (rpm) (HSLT) 330 Rotation Speed (rpm) (HSLT) 330
Spindle Output API 3.5" IF Spindle Output API 3.5" IF
Primary Winch (2-speed)   Primary Winch (2-speed)  
line pull (lbf) 12,000 line pull (kN) 53.38
line speed (fpm) (High speed) 166 line speed (m/min) 51
cable length (ft) 135 cable length (m) 41
Secondary Winch   Primary Winch  
line pull (lbf) 1800 line pull (kN) 8.01
line speed (fpm) 240 line speed (m/min) 73
cable length (ft) 750 cable length (m) 229
Breakout   Breakout  
Table Opening (in) 16 Table Opening (mm) 406
Single Clamp 6 Single Clamp  
Breakout torque (ft-lb) 6,000 Breakout torque (N-m) 8,135

Specs

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

Overall Dimensions   Overall Dimensions  
Width (in) 102 Width (mm) 2,591
Length (transport) (in) 441 Length (transport) (mm) 11,208
Length (transport) (ft) 36.8 Length (transport) (m) 11.21
Length (deployed) (in) 396 Length (deployed) (mm) 10,058
Length (deployed) (ft) 33.0 Length (deployed) (m) 10.1
Height (transport) (in) 149 Height (transport) (mm) 3,793
Height (transport) (ft) 12.4 Height (transport) (m) 3.79
Height (deployed) (in) 493 Height (mm) 12510
Height (deployed) (ft) 41.0 Height (deployed) (m) 12.51
Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (lbs) 45,300 Unit Weight (As typically equipped) (kg) 20,548
Drill Mast Positioning   Drill Mast Positioning  
Front outrigger travel (in) 36 Front outrigger travel (mm) 91
Rear outrigger travel (in) 36 Rear outrigger travel (mm) 91
Drill Mast Specifications   Drill Mast Specifications  
Head Travel (in) 312 Head Travel (mm) 7,925
Head Travel (ft) 26.0 Head Travel (m) 7.92
Head Crowd Force (lbs) 15,000 Head Crowd Force (kN) 67
Head Pull Force (lbs) 25,000 Head Pull Force (kN) 111
Head Side shift (in) 16 Head Side shift (mm) 406
Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs   Prime Mover & Hydraulic Specs  
Truck International HV607 Truck International HV607
Engine Cummins L9 Engine Cummins L9
Engine Rated Power (hp) 350 Engine Rated Power (kW) 261
Fuel Capacity (gal) 70 Fuel Capacity (L) 265
Rotary Drive Options   Rotary Drive Options  
2-Speed Rotary Drive DMR6 2-Speed Rotary Drive DMR6
Rotation Torque (ft-lb) (LSHT) 4600 Rotation Torque (N-m) (LSHT) 6,237
Rotation Speed (rpm) (HSLT) 330 Rotation Speed (rpm) (HSLT) 330
Spindle Output API 3.5" IF Spindle Output API 3.5" IF
Primary Winch (2-speed)   Primary Winch (2-speed)  
line pull (lbf) 12,000 line pull (kN) 53.38
line speed (fpm) (High speed) 166 line speed (m/min) 51
cable length (ft) 135 cable length (m) 41
Secondary Winch   Primary Winch  
line pull (lbf) 1800 line pull (kN) 8.01
line speed (fpm) 240 line speed (m/min) 73
cable length (ft) 750 cable length (m) 229
Breakout   Breakout  
Table Opening (in) 16 Table Opening (mm) 406
Single Clamp 6 Single Clamp  
Breakout torque (ft-lb) 6,000 Breakout torque (N-m) 8,135

Resources

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Technical support from engineers and efficiency of DM450 means more time with family versus working weekends.

ID: 5860 | Date: 2021-05-20

Versatility of DM450 effective for production pressures of geothermal drilling and cathodic protection drilling service lines.

ID: 5824 | Date: 2020-09-29

Reengineered DM450 provides versatility and less downtime after sinkhole sucks down drill rig.

ID: 5825 | Date: 2020-09-04

A recently delivered DM450 drilling geothermal wells at a university at the base of the Rocky Mountains...

ID: 5154 | Date: 2020-06-03

With a 140-foot open hole and casing ready to set, Bush Services noticed the hole starting to cave in. Fortunately the operator abandoned the rig as it started sliding backward — into a sinkhole...

ID: 5153 | Date: 2020-06-03

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