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Equipment | Sonic RSD-150

The CSR-1000 Angle Drill, originally manufactured by Drill Systems Inc. has proven to be an extremely versatile drill rig. Foundex has customized several different types of rotary and drive attachments for this drilling rig. The latest attachment is the RRD-150 Resonant drill head, which was custom manufactured by Resonant Technologies Inc. This is the world’s first truly resonant drill that maximizes production by continuously tuning to the natural frequency of the casing and soil as depth and soil type changes.

This head does not utilize eccentric masses as conventional Sonic heads do in today’s market. This permits complete control over force, amplitude, power and full force at any frequency, allowing the operator to increase or reduce the amplitude and force to productively drive casing and eliminate breakage and down time.

The revolutionary piston design in this head has fewer moving parts that do not subject eccentric loads to any bearings, thus making it more reliable than conventional Sonic drills.

Equipment Brief

  • ​​Geotechnical Investigations and SPT and Shelby Tube Sampling

  • Continuous Sonic Core Sampling to 500 feet

  • Environmental Drilling and Sampling

  • Grouting, Anchors and Piling

  • Water Supply Wells

  • Offshore Marine Drilling

  • Casing Installation from 3” to 12”


  • Mounted on a 2001 Sterling Tandem Axle Truck, 500 HP Cummins

  • RRD-150 Resonant Rotational Driver

  • 50 to 160 Operating Frequency

  • 29,000 Pounds Pull Back

  • 4,000 ft./lbs. Torque

  • 3 to 6 mm Amplitude

  • 80 degree Tilt Out and Off Hole Slide

  • 26 feet of Head Travel

Rig Capacity

  • 4” and 6” Core Systems

  • 70mm AquaLock Sampling System

  • 6” Casing

  • 8” Casing

  • Sonic Rotary Drilling and Continuous Sampling to 500 feet

Capacities are contingent on ground conditions and pipe sizes













  • 20,000 lbs. Main Winch

  • 4,000 lbs. Wireline Winch

  • Three Hydraulic Levelling Jacks

  • Dual Acting Piston Pump, 70 gpm at
    600 PSI

  • W1122 Bean Triplex Pump, 30 gpm at
    1000 psi

  • 200 gpm Double Diaphragm
    Pneumatic Pump