Soil Probe

Just in time for spring soil sampling.  This mobile unit has been mounted on the back of a Polaris Ranger 6X6.  A 4’ cylinder does all the work pulling out the samples.  A two-stage pump generates plenty of pressure and volume driven by a reliable 5.5 HP Honda engine.  Rubber engine isolators were used to dampen the vibration and keep the samples from falling out of the spoon.  A log-splitter valve was used because it has a detent position that allows the operator to get sample containers ready while the probe is auto-retracting.  This compact unit has a swiveling head so that it can be spun out of the way during transport.  It can also be mounted on a pickup as well during the fall when the fields are more firm or in this side by side during the wet springs.  A quick and easy solution to the troubles of getting the samples from the field to the lab.