The new crawler mounted rig package includes a long stroke mast (for 5ft or 10ft tools), an automatic SPT hammer, a remote-controlled track system, a four-jack hydraulic levelling system and a 56hp tier 4 final diesel engine.
SIMCO produced its first rigs in 1971 with a product line consisting of two handheld hydraulic drills, (500 HH, 900HH), a crawler-mounted rig (3000), a self-propelled rig (900 SP)and a skid mounted drill (2400 SK). Powered by a 24hp gas engine, that no-frills earth auger drill rig produced 291ftlbs. of torque.
Touted by the company as a simple to operate, easy and low cost to maintain and service, the original 2400SK rig was designed for basic auger soil sampling, signpost holes, septic tank perc tests and ground rod installations.
Throughout the past five decades, that auger rig has served as the base unit for a wide variety of end configurations. Now sporting a 40hp plus diesel engine and three independent hydraulic circuits, the standard drill head can produce up to 2,000ftlbs. of torque. Add an automatic hammer or cathead for SPT soil sampling. Choose the mast/stroke length (6ft or 11ft) that best fits drilling conditions. Add on a hydraulic sinker drill (a SIMCO first) and an air compressor and it became a 2400 DRILLTEAM for water or gas line leak pinpointing. Install a hydraulic probe hammer and it became a 2400 DRILLTEAM/Probe. Change the drill head to a high-speed version and it is now a 2400 PTC for coring. Hook up a proper size mud pump and you get a mud rotary, water well rig.