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Soil Samplers

Soil Samplers

AMS soil sampling equipment is commonly used for obtaining soil samples at or near the surface, or for digging holes between 1 and 7 inches in diameter.


AMS soil sampling equipment is used for environmental sampling and monitoring, geotechnical testing, agricultural applications, home gardens, installation of pest control bait stations, construction applications, and much more.


If you need help finding the AMS sampler that is right for you, please contact us for assistance.


For additional information on AMS soil sampling equipment see the AMS Catalog.

  • Soil Augers
    Soil Augers
    AMS soil augers are commonly used for obtaining disturbed soil samples at or near the surface and for boring to depths where samples may be obtained with a soil sampler or soil core sampler.   AMS augers are available in all stainless steel for EPA testing or carbon steel bits with stainless steel cylinders for general soil sampling and augering. Perfect for augering shallow depths, AMS soil augers can also auger deeper depths and are generally limited by only the time and muscle of the user. In fact, users have recorded going over 100 ft using the AMS soil auger in a variety of soil conditions! But, if you want to speed up the process and rest your back muscles, AMS offers powered options too.   AMS also offers Auger Repair Services.   Please make sure any AMS samplers you intend to use together share a common connection type.   See Connection Types for more information.  
  • Soil Probes
    Soil Probes
    AMS soil probes are the most basic soil sampling tool for agronomists, geologists, agricultural consultants, farmers and other soil scientists.   Like all AMS sampling equipment, AMS soil probes are robust and easy to use. Most are used to collect small diameter samples at or near the ground surface. They allow you to provide a quick soil profile or description, and to determine soil moisture content. Samples may also be collected directly into a liner with some models to allow for later chemical analysis of the soil sample.   All AMS probes cut a core sample slightly smaller than the inner diameter of the probe body to allow for easy removal of the core from the cylinder. They are made of nickel-plated or unplated chrome molybdenum type 4130, or are all stainless steel. All probes also feature a heat-treated tip, and replaceable tip options are available.
  • Soil Core Samplers
    Soil Core Samplers
    Soil core sampling equipment is used to collect virtually undisturbed soil core samples for soil profiling and environmental investigations.   AMS offers soil core samplers, split soil core samplers, and multi-stage soil core samplers. All of these quality soil core sampling tools allow the user to collect soil core samples into removable liners. The split core soil core sampler also allows the user to open the soil core sampler body to view the soil core after sampling.   Soil core samples may be collected at the surface or from a pre-augered borehole.   To collect small diameter, soil cores at or near the subsurface, AMS also offers a variety of soil probes that may be used with or without liners.   *Note: When sampling from a borehole, AMS recommends using a planer auger to remove loose dirt from the borehole prior to retrieving your soil core sample.
  • Shovels and Scoops
    Shovels and Scoops
    AMS shovels and scoops are ideal for general purpose scooping and collection of disturbed samples.   The AMS heavy-duty steel sharpshooter creates deep, narrow holes, even in hard, rocky soil. The durable stainless steel shovel can withstand caustic and corrosive materials that would normally damage other types of shovels, and is easily decontaminated for environmental soil sampling purposes. And, AMS scoops may be used for general soil sampling or compositing.   AMS shovels and scoops are available with or without rubber handles. A folding stainless steel shovel, the U-Dig-it sampler, is also available.
  • Soil Sampling Kits
    Soil Sampling Kits
    AMS soil sampling kits provide complete, compact systems that utilize our most popular augers, samplers, and sampling components.   Most AMS sampling kits include soil augers, soil core samplers, extensions, cross handles, slide hammers, and either a lightweight or heavy-duty carrying case. The carrying cases allow our soil sampling kits to be very portable and easy to keep organized. You can also purchase the items from any AMS soil sampling kit individually to replace worn parts or to create your own custom soil sampling kit.   Please make sure any accessories you intend to use with your AMS soil sampling kits use the same connection type used in the kit. See Connection Types for more information.
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Edition
    Breast Cancer Awareness Edition
    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, AMS is manufacturing a limited amount of pink plated one-piece step probes and pink plated one-piece regular augers. With the purchase of one of these special edition products, AMS will donate $25 to breast cancer research. In addition, we'll match what we raise at the end of 2018!
  • Shaw Portable Core Drill
    Shaw Portable Core Drill
    The Shaw portable core drill is a nearly ideal tool for environmental and geotechnical field investigation because it can be used in otherwise difficult of access locations behind buildings, fences and walls, trees, escarpments and much else. The diamond core bits of the system are easily capable of advancing borings through a large array of subsurface materials including steel reinforced concrete, hard rock and some kinds of cemented gravels. Its loose materials bit can be used to make stable, open borings with the use of bentonite clay in flowing sand and very loose gravel, and in clay with the use of surfactants mixed in drilling fluid. Soil sampling of the highest quality can be done with the cartridge and breech type of Shaw soil sampler. Bayonet couplings make loading and unloading of the sampler very easy. Stainless steel components resist rust and are easily decontaminated for high-quality sampling. Shaw offers high quality capped clear plastic liners for preserving and core boxes for storage of soil or rock samples.