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Rockin’ Summer Bucket List

Happy Birthday to WORD!

Rockin’ Women in Construction

Texas Ranch Rock Drills

Pumpkin Patch Picking

Rolling Into Fall with WORD

Paper Windmill Drilling

Springtime Solar Screw Piles

Let it SNOW!

Rockin’ Sleigh Ride with Santa

Monster Mash Maze

Back to (Drilling) School

Happy 4th of July!

Hot Solar Summer

April Flowers

Micropile Mountian

Gingerbread Fencing

Operation Christma Child Packing

Tunnel Support

Trade Show Rodeo

Farm Fencing

Women in Construction

Love Drilling

WORD Turns 15

Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree

Haloween Drill Dress-UP

Back to Trade School

Drilling in the Sun

Drill at Work

For years, WORD Rock Drills has been at the forefront of providing high-quality rock drilling attachments to the fencing community. With a range of skid steer drilling options catering to various needs, WORD has been a trusted partner for fence installers nationwide. Recognizing a gap in the market and the evolving needs of our customers, we are thrilled to unveil our latest innovation: the WORD DTH Auger Drive Kit.

Revolutionizing Rock Drilling for Fence Installers

Designed to address the specific challenges faced by fence installers dealing with tough soil conditions, the DTH Auger Drive Kit is a game-changer in the industry. This new kit allows for shallow hole drilling of up to 6 feet deep and 6 inches wide, empowering installers to take on more challenging projects with confidence.

Key Features and Benefits of the WORD DTH Auger Drive Kit

What sets the WORD DTH Auger Drive Kit apart is its user-friendly design and efficiency. Installers can now convert their existing Auger Drive Head into a powerful rock drill. This kit eliminates the need for subcontracting drilling services or costly excavation processes. This not only saves valuable time but also significantly reduces project costs, making it a cost-effective solution for businesses of all sizes.

WORD Salesman, Reid Sockwell, has worked closely with fencing customers for many years and has seen several thrive with this new product line. “I had many customers who were unsure about investing in our standard skid steer attachment but needed a drilling solution. Traditional methods were costing them time and money, but they weren’t ready to make the leap to one of our larger attachments. The DTH Auger Drive Kit met them halfway, helping them win contracts and complete work quickly.” – Reid Sockwell

Versatility and Integration

One of the key advantages of this kit is its versatility. By incorporating a tool familiar to many fencing installers—the Auger Drive Head—WORD has created a solution that seamlessly integrates into existing workflows. Whether you’re working on residential fencing projects or commercial installations, this kit is engineered to meet your drilling needs efficiently and effectively. Adaptable to a range of auger drive heads from Digga, Pro-Dig, Eskridge, Eterra, Pengo, and more, the WORD Auger Drive Kit is a flexible solution to help fencing installers meet their goals.

Compact and Portable

The compact nature of the DTH Auger Drive Kit means it can be easily transported and maneuvered on-site. Unlike the WORD SS Series Drill Attachment used for larger commercial-scale fencing installations, the smaller footprint of the DTH Auger Drive Kit enhances maneuverability and overall productivity for smaller sites. With this tool in your fleet, you can take on challenging terrains and expand into new markets with confidence.

Commitment to Innovation and Customer Satisfaction

At WORD, we believe in not just meeting but exceeding our customers’ expectations. The development of the DTH Auger Drive Kit is a testament to our commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. We invite fence installers everywhere to experience the difference firsthand and revolutionize their rock drilling capabilities.

The WORD DTH Auger Drive Kit is not just a product; it’s a solution that empowers fence installers to overcome obstacles, save costs, and achieve greater efficiency in their operations. Discover the future of rock drilling with WORD Rock Drills today!

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Enhancing Work-Life Balance for Our Team

Dear Valued Customers,

We are excited to announce that WORD Rock Drills is transitioning to a 4-day work week starting in June! This decision reflects our commitment to promoting work-life balance for our team while ensuring continued excellence in serving you, our cherished customers.

What’s NOT Changing?

Our Commitment to Helping You Make A Way
Rest assured, our commitment to serving you remains unchanged. We are confident that this transition will have a positive impact on both our team’s well-being and our ability to provide exceptional service to you, our valued customers. Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we embark on this exciting journey together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I still place regular parts orders on Friday?
YES, you can still place regular parts orders on Fridays. Although our Sales Team will not be in the office, they will be monitoring their phones and emails to ensure that our customers are taken care of. Leave a detailed message and they will follow up to assist as needed. Regular parts orders will be processed the following Monday. If you have an urgent order, they will coordinate with the Expedite Team to begin same-day processing.
How do I get help if my drill is down?
Call Our Home Office – 336-584-6700 – OR Email and leave a detailed message with contact information. Our team will be monitoring these channels and will reach out quickly to assist.

What’s Changing?

New Operating Hours: 7am – 5pm Monday to Thursday
Work-life balance is a crucial aspect of employee well-being and productivity. Studies consistently show that reduced work hours can lead to increased productivity,  job satisfaction, lower stress levels, and improved overall health. By adopting a 4-day work week, we aim to enhance the quality of life for our team members, which in turn positively impacts the service we provide to you.
Friday Ordering Procedures
We understand that urgent matters arise, and we have established robust expedite procedures to ensure that customer needs are met promptly. Contact our team directly at 336-584-6700 or call your sales rep to place an order. We will have a dedicated Expedite Team on Fridays to assist in any urgent needs. To best help us prioritize and process these orders efficiently, we will not be able to guarantee shipment on orders placed after 2pm on Fridays. Orders requiring freight coordination are subject to additional circumstances and my not apply to overnight or “next day” shipping. The WORD Team is dedicated to presenting our customers with the best solution and will work to maintain our high level of customer service in conjunction with our new schedule changes. WORD is here to Make A Way!

    7 Tips for Maintaining Your Skid Steer and Excavator Attachment Going Into Summer

    1. Look for Wear on your Centralizer Gates

    As a key component in the movement of the drill, your centralizer gates wear down throughout a job. Check your centralizer gates between jobs and replace them when they start to wear down to keep your machine in peak condition.

    2. Grease, Grease, Grease

    Your drill has many grease points that prevent early wear and allow your machine to run smoothly. Regular greasing is important to maintain the machine during use. Sometimes, when your drill is doing work on the job site, common grease points are overlooked during daily maintenance. Take advantage of the time between jobs to look over your machine closely and make sure everything is well-greased.

    3. Check Nylatron Wearpads

    Located on the mounting assembly for your Word Rock Drills motor, the Nylatron Shims on your rock drill allow your motor to move smoothly along your feed rail. Over time, these Nylatron Wearpads become thin due to the constant movement. Regularly replacing these wearpads is essential for maintaining the longevity of your machine.

    4. Give your Hydraulic Hoses the “Once Over”

    Hydraulics are the lifeblood of your WORD drilling attachment. Because of this, it’s important to keep your hoses in top shape! Check that all of your hose connections are tight and that your hoses are well managed so that they do not get caught on anything while drilling or in transport.

    5. Stock Up on Biodegradable Rock Drill Oil

    Rock drill oil makes the world go round. Well, not really … but it is a key component to a smooth functioning drill! Take this opportunity for maintenance to give us a call and stock up on Biodegradable Rock Drill Oil for the season to ensure that you don’t run out while on the next job.

    6. Set Chain Tightness

    The feed rail chain on your WORD Rock Drill can become loose periodically. The natural movement of the machine during drilling leads to wear within the primary sprocket of the feed rail chain. This sprocket contains a 1/16th brass bushing which is often the cause of a loose chain. When testing your chain tightness first check to make sure the brass ring within the sprocket is in place and not showing signs of wear. You can then proceed to tighten the chain as usual. Test the tension by moving the drifter all the way forward and checking the rigidity at the middle of the chain.

    7. Take Advantage of your Mist Pump

    Did you know that the mist pump accessory on your rock drill can double as a pressure washer? It sure can! Springtime is a great opportunity to take advantage of this additional feature to clean your machine thoroughly before it heads out to the next job. Keeping a clean machine is key to the lifetime of the unit, allowing you to spot any potential maintenance point early and keep everything running smoothly.

    Ready to Stock Up for the Season?

    Contact our sales team to snag a Parts Kit!

    1) Sub Zero Temperatures? You Won’t Be the Only One Who Needs to Bundle Up!

    When the temperature begins to creep below freezing, there are a few things that you need to do to keep your drill running smoothly. If you need to use the water mist dust suppression system while working, insulate your water lines to prevent them from freezing in severe temperatures. If it’s really cold, you can bundle up your mist pump in a heated blanket to take the chill off! One thing to remember if temperatures are low, make sure to drain ALL of the water out of your mist pump at the end of the day so that it doesn’t freeze up while not in use.

    2) Not Drilling as Quickly As You Used To? Your Bit Could Have Something to do With It

    Have you noticed that you aren’t drilling as quickly as you were at the start of your project? There are many factors that could be at play in this situation but one common culprit is your bit. As to be expected, your bit sees a lot of friction during the drilling process that can wear it down. If you’ve noticed this slowdown and you know that the soil conditions have not changed, check the bottom of your bit between holes. If the rounded tungsten carbide teeth have flattened out, it’s time to give us a call and we can get a new one on its way to you!

    3) It Might be a Good Idea to Keep Sawdust or Bentonite on Hand, Here’s Why

    When it comes to drilling, it’s always a good idea to expect the unexpected … especially when it comes to soil conditions. Even with advanced technology and geotechnical site mapping you can still come across unexpected surprises. One such surprise that can make drilling difficult is the presence of cracks or fissures in the rock. These cracks can decrease the air pressure down the hole and increase the likelihood of your bit getting stuck. Putting sawdust or bentonite down the hole while you’re drilling will help fill these cracks and help maintain the needed air pressure while drilling.

    4) Blowing Out the Top Of Your Big Holes? Try Some DIY Temporary Casing to Prevent Cave-In

    Particularly when drilling holes in the 10″ – 14″ range in soft soils the air pressure moving through the bit to clear the hole can cause the top of your hole to blow out. This blowout creates excess material in the hole that can cause your bit to get stuck. To help prevent this from happening, you can use Tube Form from the local hardware store to create a temporary casing that can be removed once the drilling is done.

    5) Working Near a Radio or Cell Phone Tower? You Might Have to Teather Your Radio Remote

    If your Excavator or Skid Steer Attachment operates with a radio remote control, nearby radio or cell phone towers may be interfering with your remote functions. If you have tried changing frequencies on your radio with no success or are looking for a quicker solution to get back up and running. Luckily, tethering your remote is quick and easy. Pop the identical round black caps on the side of both your receiver and your remote and screw in the end of the 20M cable provided with your machine. If you are experiencing radio interference and would like to try out different frequencies before tethering, give us a call and our service team will walk you through the process!

    “In the beginning was the Word , and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made.”

    John 1:1-4

    We often get the question “Why WORD?” and the scripture above is the reason. Our founders’ long-standing faith in the Lord to take care of their family and provide.

    As we have grown throughout the years, and God has provided for us and the many families that are now on our team, we have been blessed beyond measure and sought out ways to extend our good fortune to others. We have made it part of our company culture to be humble servants and always help where we can within our team, local community, and beyond.

    Serving through Our Team

    A passion for serving within our team has led us to participate in a number of local organizations that have made an impact on a global level. Samaritans Purse Operation Christmas Child, Wine to Water, and Habitat for Humanity are ministries that were collective team favorites to participate in. Through these three ministries, our team has had the opportunity to engage in hands-on service activities that have resulted in a global impact. Not only do these service days offer a positive outlet for our team to give, but they are also wonderful team-building opportunities that help us to build on our core values as an organization.

    Monthly Educational Active Team Building Opportunities

    Activities our team can really sink their teeth into, we offer monthly Educational Active Team-building (EAT) outings for our team and their families. These monthly outings were developed as a fun way to give our team the chance to learn new things that aren’t necessarily work-related. Typically a mix of service, learning, or hobby-type activities. These outings have included volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Team golf lessons, an afternoon at the lake, and a painting class. All fun and educational team-building activities that add a little change of pace to the month and give our team the opportunity to learn a new skill or serve the community.


    Get the Reach You Need

    Increase the Versatility of your Jobsite with a Drilling Attachment

    When it comes to drilling in hard-to-reach places, the conversation typically turns to limited access in terms of compact spaces that limit your equipment options. However, creative thinking isn’t just reserved for your limited access sites. Almost every job site requires some degree of problem-solving and equipment knowledge to find the best solution to get the job done. This is where having versatile equipment in your fleet gives you the upper hand.

    Getting to the High Ground

    Getting the right equipment, to the right location, to get the job done is what it’s all about. When it comes to extended reach capabilities, standard all-in-one drilling units won’t be able to give you the mobility you need. Whether you’re reaching high onto the side of a mountain or down over the edge of a roadway, the equipment you choose plays a big role in the success of your project. Many of our customers choose an excavator attachment when faced with this type of project. Why? Versatility!

    Why Choose a WORD Machine?

    Choosing a WORD Excavator attachment as an alternative to an all-in-one drilling machine gives you options not only for your current project but also for future project capabilities. WORD excavator attachments can be adapted to excavators of all shapes and sizes. As long as weight capacity and hydraulic flows are met, you can choose the best excavator to fit your current project without restricting capabilities on future projects. These attachments also provide additional flexibility for the use of your excavator throughout a project. As an attachment, the drill can easily be disconnected and stored after it completes its phase of the project. This allows the chosen excavator to be utilized in other ways on the site or returned ahead of schedule if it’s a rental.

    Whatever project or site you are working on, having versatile equipment will help you save both time and money. This versatility also increased the type and variety of jobs that you are able to complete without additional unnecessary equipment purchases. Ask your WORD Sales Rep how you can get set up with a versatile attachment unit for your next project!

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    You’ve been told about the various team benefits at WORD but you want to know a little more about what these benefits look like in practice. Here is a breakdown of the benefits you receive at WORD and what it actually means!

    9/80 Schedule

    One benefit that sometimes needs a little more explanation is our 9/80 schedule. This schedule was born from our desire to give our team a little more work-life balance while still providing the best service to our customers. By implementing a 9/80 schedule our team can take every other Friday off (in alternating groups), while still working 80 hrs throughout a pay period. But how does it work? Well, by coming in at 7:30 am and taking a 30-minute lunch rather than an hour, you create an additional 8 working hours over the course of a 2-week period, and “voila!” you have a 3-day weekend every other week! Many of our team members take advantage of this day off to run errands, go to doctor’s appointments, or do other activities that they might otherwise have to take PTO hours to accomplish. If an occasion comes up that you need to take personal time on an alternative day of the week, this extra day also gives you a little more flexibility with your time.      

    Free Lunch

    At both our office and shop locations, we keep a fully stocked kitchen so that there is always something on hand whenever lunch and snack time roll around. Add your go-to items to the grocery list every other week and you never have to worry about packing your lunch while rushing out the door before work ever again!

    Meat Lottery

    Meat lottery? What the heck is a meat lottery?

    Although it sounds odd (and just a little unappealing), “Meat Lottery” is the popular name for an occasion that happens around every 6 months at WORD. On these special occasions, the WORD team is gifted with the delivery of a whole cow to be spit amongst everyone! With every cut of the cow on the table (literally), an order is selected and everyone gets to pick their cut of choice to take home with them. Something that started as a simple way to help out a local farmer, has become an exciting tradition that the team looks forward to throughout the year.    

    Monthly Educational Active Team Building Opportunities 

    Activities our team can really sink their teeth into, EAT up the opportunities with our monthly Educational Active Team-building (EAT) outings. These monthly outings have included volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, Team golf lessons, an afternoon at the lake, and painting class. All fun and educational team-building activities to add a little change of pace to the month and give you the opportunity to learn a new skill or serve the community. 

    Chaplain Services

    As a faith-based company, we offer Chaplain Services to our team so that they have a familiar face, unattached to their daily life, that they can chat with if they ever need to. Our current chaplain, Greg, visits weekly and takes the time to speak with everyone even if only for a few minutes. We encourage everyone to take the time to talk with Greg, even if it’s just about your plans for the upcoming weekend!

    Not quite sure what a Heath Savings Account (HSA) is? Looking for more information on how to get the most out of your HSA? Whether you are new to the WORD team or an old pro, it’s important to know how to get the most out of your HAS account!

    What is an HSA account?

    Let’s start with the basics, what is a Heath Savings Account (HSA)? An HSA is essentially a personal savings account that can be used to pay certain health care costs. This account allows you to make contributions and withdraws tax-free, as long as you use it for qualified medical expenses. To be eligible for an HSA you must be enrolled in a high deductible medical insurance plan, like what is provided at WORD Rock Drills. With a typical high deductible health plan, the monthly premium is lower, however, you pay more healthcare cost upfront before your insurance will kick in. 

    What can I use my HSA account for?

    Now that you know what an HSA account is, what can you use this money for? When you first get started at HSA Bank you will be issued a debit card for your HSA account. This debit card ties directly into the money you have contributed and the card can only be used for qualified medical expenses. There are a variety of medical expenses that fall under this umbrella. The most common expenses are listed below:

    • Doctor’s office visits and co-pays
    • Drug prescriptions
    • Vaccines
    • Over-the-Counter Medications
    • Dental treatments (including X-rays, cleanings, fillings, sealants, braces, and tooth removals)
    • Eyeglasses (Rx and reading)
    • Ambulance
    • Chiropractor

    Find the FULL list of qualifying expenses HERE.

    Can my family use my HAS account?

    When setting up your HSA you have the option to choose an individual or family account. Choosing a family account allows you to contribute more money into the account each year tax-free while the individual contribution maximum is normally half of the family amount. Regardless of the status of your account, your HSA can be used to pay for qualifying medical expenses for your dependents. However, we would suggest that you set up your account as a family account if you intend to use it in this manner in order to maximize the value of the account. 

    How can I contribute to my HSA?

    Depending on the insurance plan you choose, WORD will contribute up to $— per month to your HSA account. If you choose to register your account as a family account, the WORD contribution will remain the same, however, you can increase your personal pre-tax contributions to have more available in the account to use on your dependents. The maximum contributions 2023 contributions for individuals is $3,850 and family is $7,750.

    Drilling Do’s and Don’ts for Team Safety and Drill Efficiency


    DOHave properly installed whip checks on both ends of your airlineHaving properly installed whip checks is important for the safety of both the drill operator and anyone else around the machine during operation. Whip checks are an additional piece added around the connection between the machine and the airline. These safety features prevent the air hose from lashing out, should it disconnect during use.
    DOClean off your quick connects before attachingYour drill will rarely stay clean on a job site. It’s just as unlikely that it will stay clean between jobs simply due to the elements that it may be exposed to while in storage. Under both circumstances, it is important to wipe off your quick connects before attaching them to your excavator or skid steer to prevent debris from entering your hydraulic lines. Watch a Video on Keeping Your Drill Hoses Clean
    DOUse the pressure wash feature of your mist pump to clean your machine at the end of each dayDid you know that if your drill has a mist pump system it can double as a pressure washer? That right! Your drill is equipped with a selector valve at the top right of the control panel that allows you to connect a quick coupler plug to a pressure washer wand. This setup makes it easy to wash down your machine at the end of each day so you can start fresh on your next shift.
    DOUse the feed extend feature when positioning your drill stingerUsing the feed extend allows for precise placement of the stinger on the ground to begin your hole. Using the stick and boom or skid steer arm to place the stinger can damage important parts of your machine and negatively impact its ability to drill.
    DOCheck your line oiler regularly and refill with rock drill oil when neededRock drill oil is what makes the world go round … well at least in the drilling world it does! Keep a regular check on your rock drill oil levels throughout the workday and refill when needed to keep everything running smoothly. Watch our Line Oiler Video
    DOMake sure you have a secure hold on the machine before moving with a forkliftPicking up a drill with a forklift is a little bit more precarious than picking up your average pallet. Always make sure your forks are locked, have a spotter, and make sure you don’t have any hoses pinched before lifting the machine off!
    DOGrease your machine frequentlyGrease, makes the world go round …. Well, maybe not, but it is the key to a happy rock drilling unit. A general rule of thumb for drilling is to grease your machine at the beginning of each day and repeat for every 4 hours of use from that point.


    DON’TUse the wrong size airlineUsing the wrong airline for your drilling unit can make a big difference in drill efficiency. Additionally, having too much or too little airflow to your machine can cause unnecessary strain on the unit.
    DON’TPut dirty water through your water lineRunning clean water through your mist pump system will help prevent unnecessary strain on the water pump. In addition, it will minimize the amount of debris within the system that could cause buildup.
    DON’TTrack over long distances or rough terrain with your skid steer attachment in the vertical positionTransporting your skid steer attachment in the vertical position creates a top-heavy machine. This can cause your skid steer to become unbalanced creating safety hazards for your team.
    DON’TJam your excavator attachment into the ground and use it to lift the tracks of your excavatorDo we reeeaalllyy need to go over why this is a bad idea? Long story short, drills weren’t built for that level of strain, and using the drill in that way can cause major damage to the unit that could result in a huge safety hazard. Drills are meant for drilling only!
    DON’TSet your radio control on the tracks of your machineWe know that accidents happen, but there is no worse sound than the crunch of a radio control and the resulting horror when you remember where you last saw the remote. Keeping your remote away from the tracks and off the ground is the best way to make sure this doesn’t happen to you.
    DON’TDisconnect your machine on an unlevel surfaceA majority of the weight in your drilling unit is in the feed and motor setup. Therefore, they tend to be top-heavy in the horizontal position. Disconnecting your unit on a level surface will not only minimize its potential to roll but also make it easier to reconnect when you are ready to use it next.

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