Dual Mass DCP w/ Vertek Smart DCP Kit

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Developed by the Army Corps of Engineers, Dynamic Cone Penetrometers (DCPs) provide a low-cost, efficient test method for quickly determining in situ California Bearing Ratio (CBR) values of pavement base, subbase, and subgrades. They can readily be used for depths up to 30" and up to 6', with optional drive rods and extensions. This model complies with ASTM D6951 specifications and comes with a chart to compute CBR values. DCPs cover a CBR range from < .05 to 100% and a bearing value range from 430 to 10,800 psf.

The Dual Mass DCP Kit measures the shear strength of soil with a CBR between 0.5-100% and from 430 to 10,800 psf. This single-operator kit is ideal for City, County, and State Highway Departments, along with Geotech firms. CBR and psf can be estimated in the field from tables in the manual. It comes with a Stainless Steel Dual Mass DCP (17.5/10. lb.) Hammer and Quick Connect Upper Rod, 30" Drive Rod (27-1/4" penetration), 40" Aluminum Scale, Scale Guide Set, Dual Mass DCP Hard Cone Tip, and a Disposable Cone Tip Adapter with 25 Dual Mass DCP Disposable Tips for fast and easy extraction of the instrument from hard/cohesive soil. This kit also includes a crush-proof carrying case with transport wheels and a wrench set.

About the Vertek Smart DCP

The Vertek Smart DCP makes collecting data with your Dynamic Cone Penetrometer easier by automatically counting blows and eliminating the need for tape, pencils, and paper. This innovative new product promises to reduce the manpower required to collect soil behavior data, while also improving accuracy and simplifying field logistics.

The system achieves this by:

  • Automatically counting blows
  • Recording the change in depth with each blow
  • Tracking the total depth of the probe
  • Recording data on Apple iOS and Android smart devices via Bluetooth
  • Eliminating the need for tape, pencil, and paper
  • Transferring data via e-mail or USB from the smart device
  • Desktop application to organize and plot raw data

The app is free and available through the iOS App or Google Play Store on your personal smartphone. The app and hardware combination makes the Dual Mass DCP Kit automated and will provide you and your client better field results, along with cost savings. With your Dual Mass DCP Kit, we also offer additional extension rods for deeper investigations. The Vertek Smart DCP is protected under U.S. Patents, No. 7,617,718, No. 8,033,163, and No. 8,485,024.

Dual Mass DCP Product Cut Sheet

Vertek Smart DCP User Guide



Kit weighs 70lbs!


Kit Includes:

  • #300.00 - (1) Dual Mass DCP Kit
  • #300.01 - (1) Vertek Smart DCP


  • #62984 - (1) 12" Dual Mass DCP Drive Rod
  • #62781 - (1) 24" Dual Mass DCP Extension
  • #61992 - (1) Dual Mass DCP Disposable Cone Tip (Pack of 25)
  • #61993 - (1) Dual Mass DCP Disposable Cone Tip (Pack of 100)
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