Hydraulic gauge is mounted in front of handles for easy viewing. Plastic handles for comfort & better grip. Depth marks at 3 intervals along 18" stainless steel rod. 1cm2 base cone removable tip. Range: 0-1000 psi.
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Soil Penetrometer: HyPen1
Features a hydraulic gauge that is mounted in front of the handles for easy viewing. Plastic handles for comfort & better grip. Depth marks at 3” intervals along 18" stainless steel rod. 1cm2 base cone removable tip. Range: 0-1000 psi.
The Hypen1 soil penetrometer is used to test the compaction levels of the soil. It has a detailed color coded gauge that lets you see the resistance of your soil based on how much pressure is needed to break through the soil. The ideal resistance of your top soil should be less than 200psi. You can keep this number in mind and see how far you can push the penetrometer whilst maintaining less than 200 psi in pressure to push the penetrometer through. If you take a reading of more than 200 psi for your top soil then you may have hard, compacted soil and hardpan which can be a very expensive problem for the farmer in the following ways:
If you are able to diagnose that you have a compacted soils problem using a penetrometer, then you can take measures to fix the problem by loosening and aerating your soil which will lead to.
Pike Agri-Lab Supplies soil penetrometer is one of the single most important tools for determining the the quality of their soils.