Truck-mounted drills

Pitcher Services prides itself in providing the right drilling solution for geotechnical site investigations. Pitcher’s diverse range of equipment and capabilities can tackle diverse soil conditions and terrain.

Services Include:

  • Geotechnical sampling including SPT, Cal Modified, and shelby tube
  • Piston sampling
  • Pitcher barrel sampling
  • Wireline HQ coring and packer testing
  • Instrument installation (standpipe, piezometer, inclinometer
  • Wireline continuous soil coring (incl. 3″ shelby tube)
  • Vane shear, pressurementer and SPT energy testing

Fraste Multidrill XL


  • Mud rotary methods
  • Wireline Coring
  • Borings up to 400ft, 4-10″ in diameter
  • Well installations up to 300ft and 6″ in diameter

Dimensions: L 29.75′ x W 8′ x H 11′ (mast down) H 30′ (mast up)

One of the most utilized rigs due to ability to conduct drive sampling and wireline coring

Small size is useful in metropolitan areas

Efficient operation in small package

Mast extension can be removed if overhead clearance is an issue to reduce total height by approx. 4ft


Fraste MD/XL


  • Mud or air rotary methods
  • Borings up to 500ft, 4-12″ in diameter
  • Well installations up to 6″ in diameter


  • Onboard mud conditioning system mounted to deck including shale-shaker and de-sander
  • Smaller footprint in metropolitan areas because additional mud trailer is not required
  • Hydraulic driven clamps assist with sampling
  • Modified to operate via mud or air rotary

Dimensions: L 31.7′ x W 7.5′ x H 13′ (mast down)

Failing 1500

Pitcher operates three Failing 1500 truck-mounted drill rigs.


  • Mud rotary methods
  • Borings up to 1000ft, 4-10″ in diameter
  • Well installations up to 6″ in diameter


  • Clutch and brake system designed for speed of drilling and sampling. High speed in and out of the hole without the need of hydraulics



  • Auger or mud rotary methods
  • Continuous coring
  • Borings up to 250ft, 4-8″ in diameter
  • Well installations up to 4″ in diameter


  • Operates continuous coring equipment
  • Auger or rotary methods give flexibility on each location – begin with auger drilling to collect water samples then case the hole and switch to mud rotary for deeper drilling

Dimensions: L 32′ x W 8’6″ x H 12’6″ (mast down) H 40′ (mast up)

For People, For Planet

Pitcher Services is the company many engineers in California have known and come to trust. If you are new, we welcome the opportunity to build a long-term partnership based on our client-focused solutions.

We are proud of our partnership with the Operating Engineers Union #3 and #12, and as part of Sealaska, are an Alaska Native owned company.

As part of Sealaska’s Woocheen group of companies, our over arching goal is that of ocean health. We are dedicated to the philosophy of “For People, For Planet”