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Simple, Low Cost Soil Sampler Uses Ordinary Power Drill
"I designed it for myself and it worked so well we're putting it on the market," says Gerald Recker, Dyersville, Iowa, about his new low-cost soil sampler.
  It consists of a 1-in. dia. soil auger on a 2-ft. long shaft. There's 8 in. of auger flighting. It's designed to be powered by a cordless drill, or you can use a 12-volt drill wired to your pickup battery. Recker says he powered one sampler with a windshield wiper motor.
  The auger slips down through the center of a holding pan. When you bring the sample back up, a nipple at center knocks the dirt off and into the pan. You can quickly get several samples to mix together to send in.
  The auger alone sells for $39.50. The auger, nipple and pan sells for $49.50. The auger, nipple and pan together with a carrying handle sell for $59.50.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Gerald Recker, 1002 1st St. SW, Dyersville, Iowa 52040 (ph 319 875-7378).

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