Soil Physical Resistance

Penetrometers are used to determine the resistanceto penetration (bearing capacity) of a soil.

Digital Soil Compaction Meter

Helps make decisions regarding areas of the field that require tillage, changes to crop rotation, and planting of cover crops

  • Includes 1/2 in and 3/4 in cone tip
  • Takes compaction readings to a depth of 18 in (45 cm)
  • Exclusive ultrasonic depth sensor captures readings in 1 in (2.5 cm) increments
  • Penetration resistance measured by internal load cell
  • Compaction data is displayed in PSI or kPa (1 psi = 6.9 kPa)
  • Connects to any GPS receiver with serial output option*
  • Equipped with internal data logger and RS-232 port
  • Records 772 measurements (579 with added GPS/DGPS option)

Soil Compaction Meter

Soil Compaction meters (often called penetrometers) are used to determine the density of soil and other material. An operator pushes a rod with attached (ASAE standard) cone into the ground. The resistance of the cone is displayed as it is pushed in the ground.

Unseen soil compaction can limit root growth and water and nutrient absorption. This compaction meter enables you to identify compacted areas in pounds per square inch so that you can use deep tillage or other practices recommended for your area based on hard facts.

  • 24 in stainless steel rod with adjustable shock collar to prevent damage to the gauge during transport or storage
  • Easy to read, color-coated, stainless steel dial that is liquid filled to reduce shock
  • Durable molded housing with rubber grip handles
  • Large and small tip included with convenient storage in tester housing
  • Penetration Depth: Up to 24 in (60 cm) in 3 in (7.6 cm) increments
 

Penetrologger

  • No mechanical parts, strong and reliable
  • Incorporated fast GPS. Data are auto-stored
  • Soil moisture indicator can be connected
  • Record one moisture % per measurement
  • Moisture recordings allow comparing of data
  • 500 fully digital depth / force recordings
  • Numerous different projects can be defined
  • Projects can be selected at any moment
  • Velocity indicator stimulates correct pushing
  • Field and office programmable / read-out
  • Will show, upload or print any reading
  • Will show averages and spreading

Pocket penetrometer

The "pocket penetrometer" is specifically used to determine the penetration resistance of top layers (measuring depth 5 mm) and of samples in the field or in the laboratory. Measuring range 0.5 MPa.