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Hägglunds hydraulic drive solutions keep Warrior top drives on the front line

Warrior Manufacturing Services Ltd. is a Canadian producer of drilling equipment based in Calgary, Alberta. Since its start in 2005, the company has seen and undergone significant changes. But one thing that remains in 2014 is Warrior’s trust in Hägglunds direct drives from Bosch Rexroth.

“We’ve seen the oil business come and go,” says Sales & Marketing Representative Stephen McGrath of Warrior’s nearly 10 years in the industry. “That’s the way it works – big booms, big depressions. We’re maybe not seeing as big a boom after 2008 as before, but we seem to be on the upswing again.”

When Warrior started out, it was as a producer of portable drilling rigs, focused on shallow gas and coal bed methane (CBM). At the time, the company used Hägglunds hydraulic direct drives to power its drawworks and mud pumps. Today Warrior does business in Alberta and beyond, but as a different type of manufacturer.

“We’re serving customers on the oil and gas exploration side of things,” says McGrath of today’s Warrior. “We’ve switched focus from doing complete rigs to specific components for drilling, like pipe-handling equipment and top drives.”Though drawworks are still part of the offering, hydraulic top drives are where Hägglunds solutions are vital today.

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