These were originally designed to sample for minerals in beach sands but now are used extensively for drilling and sampling in very sandy friable soils.
A 75mm (3″) diameter sand auger will penetrate 30 cm in about 4 turns, which fills the auger. In good conditions, one man can drill 10 metres in an hour, two men can drill 20 metres in two hours and 40 metres takes most of the day.
AUGERSAND50 - 50mm x 1.0m Painted Steel Sand Auger
AUGERSAND62 - 62mm x 1.0m Painted Steel Sand Auger
AUGERSAND75 - 75mm x 1.0m Painted Steel Sand Auger
AUGERSAND100 - 100mm x 1.0m Painted Steel Sand Auger
GENERAL PURPOSE SOIL AUGERS
This is our most popular auger which is a general purpose design to handle most soil conditions, even very sandy soils. In stiff dry clay penetration can be improved by adding a little water to the hole. it is a 2 slot, 2 cutter, with a spiral tip design.
AUGERGP50 - 50mm x 1.0m Painted Steel General Purpose Auger
AUGERGP62 - 62mm x 1.0m Painted Steel General Purpose Auger
AUGERGP75 - 75mm x 1.0m Painted Steel General Purpose Auger
AUGERGP100 - 100mm x 1.0m Painted Steel General Purpose Auger
EXT4005 – 40mm x 0.5m Aluminium Extension Rod (3.0 Units) Coarse Thread
EXT4010 – 40mm x 1.0m Aluminium Extension Rod (3.0 Units) Coarse Thread
EXT4015 – 40mm x 1.5m Aluminium Extension Rod (3.0 Units) Coarse Thread
*Available in Steel
T-HANDLES & CAPSTAN
T-handess are for manual turning of the augers.
The Capstan is used to replace the T-handle when insufficient clearances prevent the T-handle from being used. The Capstan allows short movements by incremental turns using our Tommy Bars in the holes in the Capstan.
TH470 – T-Handle In Standard 470mm & Coarse Thread
TH600 – T-Handle With Extra Width 600mm & Coarse Thread
CAPA – Aluminium Capstan
CBAG10 – 1.0m Canvas Bag With Steel Handle
CBAG15 – 1.5m Canvas Bag With Steel Handle
Several sample kits are listed and these can be varied to suit your individual requirements. A kit consists of a full set of equipment with at least 6 extension rods and a carry bag for which a 7.5% discount to the sum of the individual prices is given.
Options: Unlimited variations, also with casing and sludgers etc.
HAND AUGER KITS
AUGERKIT50 - 50mm General Purpose Auger Kit
50mm x 1.0m General Purpose Soil Auger, T-handle, 3 x 1.0m Aluminium Extension Rods, Tommy Bar & Carry Bag
AUGERKIT62 - 62mm General Purpose Auger Kit
62mm x 1.0m General Purpose Soil Auger, T-handle, 3 x 1.0m Aluminium Extension Rods, Tommy Bar & Carry Bag
AUGERKIT75 - 75mm General Purpose Auger Kit
75mm x 1.0m General Purpose Soil Auger, T-handle, 3 x 1.0m Aluminium Extension Rods, Tommy Bar & Carry Bag
AUGERKIT100 - 100mm General Purpose Auger Kit
100mm x 1.0m General Purpose Soil Auger, T-handle, 3 x 1.0m Aluminium Extension Rods, Tommy Bar & Carry Bag
SPLIT TUBE SAMPLER
SAMPSPLIT50 - 50mm x 350mm SS split tube & 2 C-spanners for taking undisturbes soil samples
The Split-Tube sampler is for taking undisturbed samples in normal soils. The stainless steel tube is split into two longitudinal halves with threaded retainers on both ends to hold the halves together. It is driven into the soil using a Slide Hammer. The end retainers are unscrewed using the C-spanners supplied and the tube halves are easily parted exposing the cored sample. The sampler is available in one size only which is a nominal 50mm with the actual sample size being 40mm by 350mm long sample length.
The Gouge Auger is used to take undisturbed samples from soft soil conditions such as wet loamy sand, marine mud etc. They are widely used by Acid Sulfate Soil sampling agencies in the wet coastal areas of New South Wales and Queensland.