1987 - Volume #11, Issue #2, Page #25[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
New hay sampling probe"It works a lot easier than hay probes that you have to push in," says Jody Gale, Logan, Utah, inventor of the new "Utah Hay Sampler", which features a threaded coring tube that screws into the bale, making it easy to get core samples.
Gale developed the unique hay probe to make his job with the Utah State University mobile hay testing lab easier. He found that conventional push-in probes were difficult to work into tightly packed bales.
Not so with his Utah Hay Sampler. It's equipped with an 18-in. long tube which takes ¢-in. dia. core samples. Screw-threading at the lower 6-in. of the tube easily "pulls" the sampler into the bale as it's turned by a carpenter's brace or by an electric drill.
Core samples are pushed up through the tube into the 18-in. long collection can which holds up to 20 samples at once.
Another key feature of his new-style probe, says Gale, is that the hardened steel cutting tip can be sharpened with a file or grinder.
The new Utah Hay Sampler sells for $90.00, plus $5.00 shipping.
For more information, contact FARM SHOW Followup, Utah Hay Sampler, Jody A. Gale, 595 E. 4th Ave., Logan, Utah 84321 (ph 801752-9659).
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