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Important Tips When Buying A Pulling Unit For An Oil Project

Pulling units are instrumental for the oil industry because they insert and pull out well pipe tubing. If you're needing one for an upcoming oil-related project, these tips will come in handy and help you pick the right rig for your needs.

Decide on a Condition

One of the most important decisions of this purchase is choosing a condition. New pulling units will require a larger budget. They are advantageous in that they'll be fully primed right when they show up to your work site since they've never been used.

If you don't have a large budget, you may need to switch strategies and go used. If you decide to do this, make sure you thoroughly examine the used pulling unit and test it out in real-time. It may even be necessary to have the used rig inspected by a professional. You can then make sure you're making a great investment. 

Opt For Truck-Mounted Design

If your work operations will require you to move the pulling unit to different locations on the oil site, then it's paramount to get a unit with a truck-mounted design. You then won't have any issues moving the pulling unit around.

The pulling unit can be driven to any location and with extreme precision, which helps keep people on the worksite safe when the pulling unit is mobile. Just keep in mind that a pulling unit that's mounted on a truck will require more maintenance because of the additional parts that are involved.

Test Pulling Units Out

No matter what condition or designs you want the pulling unit to have, it's highly recommended to test them out in real-time. You can then make sure the pulling unit is ideal for your particular work operations.

Head to a supplier and get their permission to try out their inventory for an extended period of time. Make sure you try out all of the systems and make sure the pulling unit performs as you want it to. After testing out multiple pulling units, you should have no trouble finding something that you know can work out long-term for your particular operations.

Pulling units are very important for the oil industry and are a necessity if you plan on working with pipe tubing in wells. If you're in the market for one, take your time weighing relevant factors like condition, features, and design. A calculated approach like this can help you find the right unit with ease.