About Us

Buckeye Drill Company was created in 1984 to continue the manufacture of Bucyrus-Erie style well drills and parts.

With the purchase of the assets of the Bucyrus-Erie Well Drill Division, the new corporation accepted the challenge and opportunity to continue a more than 50-year-old tradition of outstanding performance and low maintenance service to the water and shallow oil well drillers of the world.

Buckeye Drill’s corporate parent, Buckeye Companies Inc., has been serving the water drilling and petroleum exploration industries through Buckeye Supply Company since 1929. In fact, Buckeye Supply Company was the first distributor established by Bucyrus-Erie in 1941.

Today, Buckeye Drill Company houses a 21,000 sq. ft. manufacturing/repair facility with services ranging from minor machine repair, jackshaft repair, frame and derrick repair to the complete rebuilding of a cable tool well drill. We also offer similar type services on Smeal Pump Hoists.

We stock Perkins engines for drill machines, Bethlehem Wire Rope (made in the USA), and are a distributor for Smeal (Hunke) Pump Hoist, and Rampp Drilling Tools.

Buckeye Drill warehouses more than 2,000 GENUINE Bucyrus-Erie Style parts, including complete jackshaft assemblies, derrick braces, derrick sections, spudding gears, and bull reel drums for prompt shipping worldwide.

Our nearly 100 years of combined experience means we can offer services on Bucyrus-Erie Well Drills second to none.

Buckeye Drill Company is part of a family owned business that was started in 1929. In 2017, still owned and operated by the second and third generation Straker Family, we are proud to be celebrating our 90th year of continuous service to the water, oil, and gas field industry.