FAQs

How high will the unit reach?
From the ground, the PAL Unit reaches 18-30 feet, and the Fat Boy Unit reaches up to 20 feet.

How much weight will it handle?
The PAL Unit can handle tubulars weighing up to 1,500 pounds, while the Fat Boy can handle tubulars weighing up to 5,000 pounds. The PAL Unit has a tubular handling capacity up to 7 inches of casing and the Fat Boy can pick up and lay down up to 16 inches of casing.

How much room does it take up?
The PAL Unit has a footprint of 3 feet by 34 feet, and the Fat Boy Unit has a footprint of 4 feet by 40 feet.

How far does it track in and out?
The PAL Unit tracks in and out 16 feet, while the Fat Boy Unit tracks in and out 20 feet.

What size of pipe does it pick up and lay down?
The PAL Unit has a tubular handling capacity of up to 7 inches and the Fat Boy Unit can pick up and lay down a pipe with up to 16 inches of casing.

What is the rental price?
The rental price per unit per job varies for each project. Please contact your area sales representative or call the main office at 337.233.8201 to get your estimate.

How long will a unit run on a tank of fuel?
Both units can run approximately 2 days on a single tank of fuel.

Does OIL supply fuel?
Our customers have found it to be more cost effective to supply their own fuel. In specific cases, OIL will supply fuel.

Does OIL provide delivery?
Yes. For an additional fee, OIL provides on-site delivery.

Can a unit be rented without an operator?
No. The OIL operator is required for all jobs. The operator has extensive training to insure safe operation of the unit.

How long does it take to rig up a unit for a job?
It takes anywhere between 15 and 30 minutes to rig up a unit.

Is your machine trailer-mounted or skid-mounted?  
Both of our units are skid-mounted.

Is a forklift required to move the machine?
Yes. It takes a 8,000-pound forklift to move the PAL and a 10,000-pound forklift to handle the Fat Boy.

Is the machine capable of safely keeping up with the needs of a workover rig?
Yes. Our units are designed to safely and quickly operate to meet the needs of a workover rig.