Drilling System. The well drilling system consists of three main components; a drilling machine; a support
vehicle; and a well completion equipment kit. The system is designed to be transportable by highway, rail, marine and
air modes. Government furnished equipment (GFE) incorporated as part of the system include a trailer mounted power
unit and 3,000 gallon, collapsible, fabric water tank.
Drilling Machine. The drilling machine is a truck mounted rotary well drilling machine consisting of a 32 ft. mast,
three-drum drawworks assembly, rotary table, mud pump and air compressor. The components of the drilling machine
are powered by the truck engine. Operation and maintenance instructions for the drilling machine are contained in this
Support Vehicle. The support vehicle is a truck mounted vehicle consisting of a 1,000 gallon water tank,
hydraulically driven water pump, an electric fuel pump and fuel dispensing nozzle, a welder-generator assembly, and an
electro-hydraulic crane. The support vehicle also provides a storage area for transport of drill pipe, collars, hand tools,
operating and accessory equipment for the drilling machine, and the well completion equipment. Operation and
maintenance instructions are contained in Volume 2 of this manual.
Well Completion Equipment. The well completion kit consists of equipment necessary for completion operations
of a 600-ft. well. Instructions for use of well completion equipment are contained in Volume 6 of this manual.
Trucks. The drilling machine and support vehicle are mounted on truck chassis of the same model. Truck
operator instructions are contained in Volume 3 of this manual. Service and maintenance instructions are contained in
Volumes 4 and 5 of this manual.
1-2.1 Drilling System Capabilities.
Equipped for rotary drilling with mud or air and air percussion drilling.
Equipped to drill wells up to 600 ft.
Adaptable for drilling to depth of 1500 ft.
Truck mounted for mobility.
Three mode water transfer pumping system.
1-3.1 Repair Parts. For repair parts refer to TM5-3820-256-24P, Repair Parts and Special