Kodiak Cub Rig Walking System
Engineered To Attach To Any Rig
At Columbia Industries, we’ve designed our Kodiak Cub Rig Walking System to move drilling rig substructures. We’ve pair rollers with proprietary oversized lift cylinders and a low-pressure hydraulic lift to create a system capable of moving a rig’s entire substructure. With customizable features, the Kodiak Cub Walking Drilling Rig Systems can be engineered to attach to any rig.
Our customizable rig walking systems can tailor your Cub to meet any lifting requirement. A low-pressure hydraulic lift and roll system combined with accurate and adjustable steering controls to create a system that offers exceptional safety for your crew in the field.
- Easily disassembled into truckable loads for transport to the work site.
- Kodiak Cub can be powered by the rig’s existing hydraulic system or by an optional electrical hydraulic power unit.
- Wireless controls provides the operator with free movement and improve visibility during rig moves.
- Versatile steering system that allows for several steering modes, including spin mode.
- Ease of movement and setup enables the rig to move quickly from well to well for improved batch drilling.
CAPACITY: From 1,200,000 lbs up to and beyond 2,400,000 lbs
SAFETY FEATURES: The hydraulic system is a safe, low pressure system, that ensures smooth operation. The main lift cylinder hydraulic circuit features counterbalance valves that hold the cylinders in position in the event of a hose rupture or breakage. Emergency stops are mounted on both the power unit and handheld controls that will shut down the motor and valves of the hydraulic power unit.
WALKING CYCLE: Four jack cylinders lift the rig, then four travel cylinders push the substructure along the walking feet on Hilman rollers. The jack cylinders then lower the load and the travel cylinders retract for another pushing cycle. Manually steering while the load is off the rollers makes steering adjustments easy to perform.
HYDRAULIC POWER UNIT: This system can be powered by a Columbia hydraulic power unit, requiring only a 3-phase power connection for operation. Your system can also be configured to utilize existing rig hydraulics. The HPU can be located within the unit itself, near the rig modules, or mounted within the rig structure.
Paint: We prepare surfaces for the paint process with a thorough cleaning and apply a three-part epoxy paint system in the customer’s choice of color.
Dedicated HPU & Wireless Pendant Control
We’ve designed the Kodiak Cub with the option to be powered by the rig’s existing hydraulic system or by an optional electric hydraulic power unit. All of the optional hydraulic power options are easily mounted to the side of the substructure to prevent any disruption of the rig’s operation.
The Kodiak Cub Rig Walking System comes equipped with our encoded wireless pendant for added security and mobility. Using the pendant provides the rig operator with unparalleled freedom of movement and visibility when moving the rig. The pendant features an emergency stop mechanism that will shut down the HPU motors and valves when activated.
Versatile Steering & Precise Well Positioning
The Kodiak Cub comes capable of performing several steering modes, including spin mode. Just one operator can easily steer the Cub manually, and the operator can make corrections in 5 degree increments.
Precision steering enables your rig to move quickly from well to well with a full load of pipe in your setback. Multiple rig travel speeds, and the use of hydraulic cylinders, enables the operator to easily and accurately position the rig over the well.