2000 - Volume #24, Issue #4, Page #06[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Simple, Low Cost Soil Sampler Uses Ordinary Power Drill
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 û 1st St. SW, Dyersville, Iowa 52040 (ph 319 875-7378).
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