MANUAL SLING UNLOADING OF DRILL RODS OPERATION WWDR
Always wear double hearing protection, safety glasses, hard hat, gloves, and steel toe
shoes during operation of the Water Well Drilling System. Failure to comply may result in
injury or death to personnel. Seek medical attention in the event of an injury.
Make sure drill string weight is within limits of jib winch before manually sling removing drill
rods. Jib winch is rated for 18,000 lb (8,165 kg). Failure to comply may result in damage to
Manual sling unloading procedure should only be used after automated rod
handling system cartridges have been filled with drill rods.
Ensure tophead is at top of derrick and slid to right.
Push JIB ROTATE/RAISE/LOWER control lever (Figure 17, Item 2) to left position to turn jib
(Figure 17, Item 1) inward.
Figure 17. Jib Operation for Drill Rod Removal.