AMS, Inc. PowerProbes feature direct push drilling technology and hollow stem augering capabilities!

AMS PowerProbes have gained widespread acceptance in many industries due to their versatility, relatively low cost, and ease of mobility. Mounted on pickup trucks, trailers, UTVs, skid loaders, tractors, or tracks, AMS PowerProbe direct push drill rigs are capable of performing soil, soil gas, and groundwater testing, monitoring, and sampling, as well as conducting a wide variety of geophysical and geotechnical assessments. They are also great when it comes to conducting remediation investigations and implementations.


Allowing users to access areas within buildings or off-road, collecting discrete and continuous core samples has never been easier. Between direct push and hollow stem augering technologies, a great deal of versatility assures completion of comprehensive and complex field work. Compared to conventional drilling activities, direct push technology is less labor intensive, offers a much faster setup time, and generates significantly less cutting. Decontaminating and maintaining direct push tooling is also a breeze.

PowerProbe Tooling

The versatility of AMS direct push tooling provides investigators with a variety of soil investigation options that are effective in various materials such as sands, gravels, hard pans, high friction clays, tills, fill materials, and surface frost from the ground surface to depths ranging beyond 100 ft. below ground surface, depending on lithology. Direct push tooling minimizes surface and subsurface disturbance by creating only small diameter bore holes. Such tooling is the primary method used for installation of small diameter prepacked screen monitoring wells, and also provides quick collection of samples from confirmation borings for site closure.


AMS's hollow stem auger tooling brings more versatility to the table while in the field. Hollow stem augering allows for penetration to deeper depths along with the ability to conduct direct push activities telescopically through hollow stem augers.

9100 Series PowerProbes

The small footprint of our 9100 Series make them ideal for tanks, farms, and residential areas. If there are confined spaces or buildings where a track or vehicle mounted PowerProbe can't access, we have a solution for you! While having the capability to be air-lifted into remote job locations, users have the flexibility to operate their machine via remote control. With an option to be mounted on a skid loader, seamlessly attaching, and detaching the PowerProbe allows for other accessories to be utilized on the carrier vehicle such as a bucket, pallet forks, and backfill blade.

9400 Series PowerProbes

The 9400 Series is our mid-sized PowerProbe. This track and vehicle mounted rig is compact for limited access areas. While accessing restricted areas, we kept great augering and direct push drilling power in mind. With many choices kept in mind, a key performance option is our hydraulic systems being load sensed. This allows for better operating efficiency and fuel economy!

9500 Series PowerProbes

The 9500 Series are our high-powered direct-push rigs. These rigs have augering capabilities with operator friendly engineering. With smaller carrier options available, users are allowed access to tighter areas with less footprint. If you're seeking deeper depths and extreme power, our 9500 Series will fulfill those needs and more!