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0325 Hand Penetrometer Kit

Penetrometers are used to determine the resistance to penetration (bearing capacity) of a soil.
This easy set can be used for fast and reliable probing to a depth of 1 metre.

Sampling depth: Up to 1 meter
Weight: 24.30 lbs.
Dimensions: 23 x 7 x 11 inches

The set comprises:

  • Various cones
  • Probing- and extension rods
  • Measuring instrument with a pressure gauge
  • Tool set
  • Cone check
  • Calibration certificate, instruction manual and carrying case
  • Measuring range 10,000 kN/m 2 (=10,000 kPa)
  • Accuracy +/– 8% FS

Weight: 24.26 Lbs

Penetrometer References
Babu, R.C., Nguyen, B.D., V., C., Shanmugasundaram, P., Chezhian, P., Jeyaprakash, P., Ganesh, S.K., Palchamy, A., Sadasivam, S., Sarkarung, S., Wade, L.J. and Nguyen, H.T. 2003, ‘Genetic Analysis of Drought Resistance in Rice by Molecular Markers: Association between Secondary Traits and Field Performance’, Crop Science, vol. 43, pp. 1457-1469.

Drury, C.F., Tan, C.S., Reynolds, W.D., Welacky, T.W., Weaver, S.E., Hamill, A.S. and Vyn, T.J. 2003, ‘Impacts of Zone Tillage and Red Clover on Corn Performance and Soil Physical Quality’, Soil Science Society of America Journal, vol. 67, pp. 867-877.

Fesha, I.G., Shaw, J.N., Reeves, D.W., Wood, C.W., Feng, Y., Norfleet, M.L. and van Santen, E. 2002, ‘Land use Effects on Soil Quality Parameters for Identical Soil Taxa‘, in Making Conservation Tillage Conventional: Building a Future on 25 Years of Research. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Southern Conservation Tillage Conference for Sustainable Agriculture. Auburn, AL 24-26 June 2002. Special Report no. 1., ed E. van Santen, Alabama Agric. Expt. Stn. and Auburn University, AL 36849. USA., pp. 233-238.

Gomez, A., Powers, R.F., Singer, M.J. and Horwath, W.R. 2002, ‘Soil Compaction Effects on Growth of Young Ponderosa Pine Following Litter Removal in California’s Sierra Nevada’, Soil Science Society of America Journal, vol. 66, pp. 1334-1343.

Miller, R. and Anderson, H. 2002, ‘Soil Compaction: Concerns, Claims and Evidence‘, in Small Diameter Timber: Resource Management, Manufacturing, and Markets proceedings from conference held February 25-27, 2002 in Spokane, Washington., eds D.M. Baumgartner, L.R. Johnson and E.J. DePuit, Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Pullman, WA, pp. 97-106.

Miller, R.E., Hazard, J. and Howes, S. 2001, Precision, Accuracy, and Efficiency of Four Tools for Measuring Soil Bulk Density or Strength. Pacific Northwest Research Station General Technical Report PNW-RP-532. Portland, OR, United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service: 16 pp.

Niewenhuis, P., Lales, J.S. and Wade, L.J. 2002, Soil Moisture Dynamics during Drought in a Simulated Rainfed Lowland Environment, 17th World Congress of Soil Science: Confronting New Realities in the 21st Century, Thailand. 14-21 August 2002 pp. Paper No. 2335.

Sanchez, F.G., Carter, E.A. and Klepac, J. 2000, ‘Soil Carbon and Soil Physical Properties Response to Incorporating Mulched Forest Slash’, New Zealand Journal of Forestry Research, vol. 30, no. 1/2, pp. 150-168.

Seixas, F. and McDonald, T. 1997, ‘Soil Compaction Effects of Forwarding and its Relationship with 6- and 8-wheel Drive Machines’, Forest Products Journal, vol. 47, no. 11/12, pp. 46-52.

Sparrow, L. and Cotching, W. 2000, Pyrethrum Paddocks – What makes them Good for Subsequent Cropping? Publication No. 00/27 Project No.TAR-3A. Canberra, ACT, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation

Vetsch, J.A. and Randall, G.W. 2002, ‘Corn Production as Affected by Tillage System and Starter Fertilizer’, Agronomy Journal, vol. 94, pp. 532-540.