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Drill Rig On A Unimog

paulventer

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There was one for sale in your valley earlier this year ;)

Price hurts a bit though....

Unfortunately the ad is no longer active, so the seller's contact details are not visible.



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paulventer

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Thats what i'm looking for - but not to buy!!!!

I need a contractor to drill a hole or two.
That's how I understood your initial post. My thinking was - if the mog was sold in your area, perhaps its still in the area?

Contact details of the seller might have helped trace the current owner
 

Theo Vermaak

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I talked to the other boorman in Middelburg and he has never seen this Unimog rig - Back to sq 1 - my next option is to tow a 30 ton normal drill rig up the mountain with an excavator!!! it becomes expensive and i will be liable for damage to the truck tyres, clutch and other breakages.
 

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Pardon my asking Theo, but why do you want to drill a hole into the top of the mountain? Surely it is easier to find water at the bottom of it?
 

Dawie Louw

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Never ask a farmer "why" ! Just " because" ! But let me guess: The animals will get thirsty each time they walk back up the mountain to go and graze, after drinking water at the bottom.

It always intrigues me that there are strong fountains/boreholes on top of a mountain. One would think the collected water will only be available at the bottom.
 

Theo Vermaak

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Just that Dawie!

Andrew after putting up game a fence on the western boundry I've cut many game out from a few natural fountains on the neighboring land - with a borehole on the mountain I will get many game into my farm before closing the farm completely - and with a bit of luck also provide my house and camp with borehole water - currently I am reliant on river water and purification system.

As you know I can not get a normal drill rig down into the kloof and neither up the mountain.

I have sourced an fabrication shop in Limpopo that builds rigs on trailers, tractors, TLB's and any normal truck drilling rigs - sure that he will sort me out!
 

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Don't give me ideas! I am not sure what to put on the back of the Mog currentl in re-hab at my place. I was thinking, may be a fire-fighter, but if I can find a sponsor for a drill rig . . . . . But then again, I still have to complete the re-hab.
 

Theo Vermaak

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Paul we will do that - my "on the mountan" roads are suitable for Unimogs - the valley and behind the mountain roads are not suitable for mogs - too heavy and high and wide.

We must look at early 2017
 
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Probably not going to solve your problem, but I still have an auger drill that came of my mog that needs a new home. However I know of a guy in Kuruman with drill rigs on both 4x4 Samil 50 and 6x6 Samil 100 trucks.