The largest drill used by Kodiak is the GeoProbe 6620. Most would call it a small drill, we call it the biggest; it’s the brute in our tool box filled with small drills. This machine has many of the capabilities of larger machines, but in a very compact package suitable for navigating to borehole locations in limited access areas. The extra power, weight, and capabilities of this machine require a slightly larger footprint than our MiniMole, making it better equipped for areas where width is less of a concern or direct push sampling is preferred.
Equipped with an automatic 140lb drop hammer, this machine is used for both geotechnical and environmental investigations. Depending on soil conditions and the scope of the project, soil samples can be obtained using the direct push dual tube sampling system or with conventional split spoon methods. Solid stem and hollow stem augers are standard equipment travelling with this drill. In ideal soils, augering can be eliminated altogether by using the dual tube system, even for collecting SPTs for geotechnical investigations. This can increase the drilling production rate substantially, saving money in both drilling hours and cuttings management and/or disposal.
Although Kodiak specializes in drilling in limited access areas, many of our clients will use this machine in areas where they could fit a truck or bomb mounted drill for the tremendous advantages it can provide.
This is the largest and most versatile of our three direct push machines, with our MiniProbe being more suitable for tighter spaces and our Geoprobe 420 being very specialized for more access limited areas for environmental sampling.
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