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Soil Compaction Tester

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Soil Compaction Tester

Part Number: 59040

Quick Overview

Get the best crop yield by measuring the extent and depth of subsurface compaction. See below for features and specifications.

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$225.00

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Details

Get the best crop yield by measuring the extent and depth of subsurface compaction.

 

Features:

  • 24” stainless steel rod with adjustable shock collar to prevent damage to gauge during transport or storage
  • Easy to read, color-coated, stainless steel dial that is liquid filled to reduce shock
  • Durable molded housing with rubber grip handles
  • Large and small tip included with convenient storage in tester housing
  • Hanger hole with nail included for easy storage on wall or above workbench

 

Specifications:

  • Penetration Depth ~ Up to 24” in 3” increments
  • Green Testing Range (0-200 psi) ~ Good growing conditions
  • Yellow Testing Range (200-300 psi) ~ Fair growing conditions
  • Red Testing Range (300 psi and above) ~ Poor growing conditions
  • Two Tips Included ~ {½” tip for firm soil} ~ {¾” tip for soft soil}

 

Why Test Soil Compaction?

  • Increase yield by increasing root and plant development
  • Increase the effectiveness of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides
  • Reduce time and fuel cost by reducing power needed to till a field
  • Increase soil water retention