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Since 1930 Wichtex designers and builders have been watching their rigs work the oilfields. This has taught them how to build a rig to do just the job it is intended to do, the quickest and easiest, with the least amount of repair and upkeep.

Wichtex Rigs offer extremely fast rig-up and tear-down due to hydraulic and automatic operations. Arrangements of controls, weight, horsepower, and working capacities for each rig are customized to the buyer's wants and needs. This is what makes a Wichtex Rig something of which both the builder and the owner are proud.

  • All Wichtex Well Service Units are self-contained and can be changed from one type of mounting to any other without altering the machine.
  • Upper and lower frames, on all models, are cross-braced and webbed solid with steel plate and are reinforced at the bearings with channel iron.
  • Brakes are self-equalizing cam-operated, full-wrapped type, with minimum adjustment.
  • Air friction clutches are standard. Manual friction or jaw clutches are optional.
  • All shafts are mounted on ball or roller bearings.
  • On models C-60, C-65, E-75, F-75, and E-90, the Tubing Drum and the Sand Reel flanges have removable self-cooling heavy ductile brake rings, and the drum cores are of seamless steel wall tubing. On Models E-1, TE-2 and C-30, all drums have reinforced self-cooling one-piece flanges.
  • Drum shafts and countershafts are constructed of alloy steel. Sprockets are steel, machine cut, and small sprockets are heat treated.
  • All models can be furnished with a double-arm spudding attachment for drilling cement, deepening, fishing, and other spudder jobs.

Wichtex Swab Rigs

Available with spooling capacities up to 7,500' of 9/16" line.

Typical Wichtex Drawworks

Wichtex Drawworks offer operational capacities from 5,000 to 12,000 feet, with such oil patch proven features as:

  • Free-floating drums
  • Ductile brake rings
  • Air-operated disc clutch
  • Non-asbestos brake blocks