No matter how simple you’d like it to be, water well drilling is a full-fledged process that, to be done efficiently and correctly, requires much more than just the drill. That’s why we recommend the proactive approach. Here are some questions you should ask yourself to make sure you’re getting everything you need to get the job done.
Is the equipment versatile?
People all over the world need wells drilled, in terrain and conditions that range from sand to clay to hard rock formations. With the right drill, you can make a difference anywhere. For example, our hydraulic series drills provide the torque users need to drill 6-inch boreholes ranging from 200 to 300 feet deep, and they can be fitted with exactly the right blade for the materials you’ll encounter on the way down.
How easy is it to move?
So you can use the drill in various locations, but can you get it from one place to the next? No drilling mission is the same, which is why we make our drills so they’re easy to transport. They range from the mechanical LS100, which is light enough to carry, to drills that can be hauled in an ATV or other basic utility vehicle, on up to our trailer-mounted towable drills.
How do I learn how to use it?
Drills used in mission work are manufactured with ease-of-use in mind. We offer a familiarization session right at our factory to make sure you and your organization are comfortable with your new Lone Star drill. There are also several organizations that offer training with the LS100 and LS200 drills: Equip International, Lifewater International and Living Water International. For instant training whenever and wherever, we’re also sharing training videos on the Lone Star YouTube channel, starting with the LS100 and the LST1+.
Will I get the accessories I need?
A comprehensive drilling solution is more than just the drill. Companies should provide the necessary equipment to do all related aspects of bringing water to people who need it. Lone Star equips teams with mud pumps, hydraulic power units and other drilling accessories, including drill bits and drill pipe. And with the toolbox that is part of our missionary package, workers in the field will have every tool they might need.
How’s the after-sale service?
You might encounter issues for a variety of reasons. If issues do arise – if you encounter something unusual, if there’s a maintenance question of if you need parts – there is nothing like the support of a company that you can contact anytime, anywhere. Lone Star will literally go the extra mile to make sure you’re up, running and drilling efficiently.
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