We started in 1979 custom fabricating replacement drum assemblies and complete WO rigs. Some of our drums were rolled steel plate then lathe turned to close OD tolerances. We continued to offer all steel in addition to CAST DRUM assemblies.
The pride of quality workmanship in a single drum assembly or a complete draw works was evident in each unit.
The market for this part of our endeavor disappeared in 1987. It disappeared just after several thousand Texas independent oil operators disappeared at $9.00 oil
All steel sand drum
Shallow Service Unit
Truck mounted - from the frame up.
This is one of the units that we rebuilt.
Rebuilding a FRANKS draw works
Working and Sand Drums
These drum casting became worth just a little more than what they weighed in 1988.
Three 18 inch sheaves
This was one of the more FUN parts of the oil business We enjoyed providing some of tools that made the oil operators job possible.
It is not my intention to be negative by relating the facts and showing the photos on this page.
Hopefully, having a reminder of events past will help people understand and evaluate events in the oil business today.