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  • Soil Testing Penetrometers
  • Soil Testing Penetrometer Accessories
  • Dredges

    Stainless-steel / powder-coated carbon steel dredges featuring a sampling chamber to screen and allow water flow during deployment, as well as reduce the frontal shock waves. Integrated with a two-way spring-loaded mechanism that gets activated on coming in contact with the bottom surface

  • Soil Auger Accessories

    Includes adapters, auger tips, cross handles, extensions, finger rings, foot steps and slide hammers suitable for use with soil augers to obtain disturbed soil samples at or near a surface

  • Soil Auger Kits
  • Soil Core Sampling Accessories

    Includes adaptors, auger tips, canvas cases, check flaps, core sampler with auger tips, cup liners, cup sets, cylinder couplings, dual soil augers / sampler kits, end caps, end cap inserts, flap check valve caps and gas vapor probe extensions

  • Soil Core Sampling Kits

    Provide quality samples for accurate soil testing applications. Comprise a replaceable tip soil probe with sample slot, cross handle, adjustable foot step, soil ejector scoop, cleaning brush, spanner wrench, serrated tip, triple lead flighted auger, compact carrying case and slide hammer

  • Soil Gas/Vapor Probe Accessories

    Ideal for soil or gas monitoring and surveying operations, as well as taking shallow groundwater samples. Can be used with AMS Retract-A-Tip, AMS dedicated tip and vacuum pumps for collecting the samples. Separate removable jacks also available

  • Soil Gas/Vapor Probe Kits
  • Soil Testing Probes

About Ams

The AMS catalogue includes soil augers & probes, soil gas samplers, sludge & sediment samplers and geotechnical testing equipment. AMS soil augers are used for obtaining disturbed soil samples at or near the surface. They come equipped with a rubber gripped cross handle with an extension piece for reduced user fatigue. They feature a stainless steel cylinder and high carbon steel bits with a tungsten carbide cutting edge to withstand harsh field abuse.

Things To Consider

Cross-Reference Alternatives

AMS' MPNs cross individual references to the equivalent Humboldt model numbers. So, if you are looking for competitor items that are either out of stock or obsolete, chances are Raptor Supplies has the equivalent AMS soil sampling augers available. Customers can also cross-reference most products using the last 5 digits of the model numbers.


AMS soil core samplers and augers are available in lengths ranging from 4 to 8 feet or 11 to 60 inches. These soil augers are available in small to large sizes. Therefore, they require careful packaging as some products might get damaged while shipping. Hence, they are delivered by courier shipment and air freight for minimum downtime.

Major Trade Names

Tapertop Bailers

Allow representative sample collection from wells having inside diameters of 2 inches or more. Feature a stainless steel body for structural rigidity, with a tapered top & loop to bear stress. Teflon ...Read more 


Mounted on trailers, pickup trucks, tracks and a variety of AMS direct push rigs. Allow the ability to access areas within buildings or off-road areas. Designed for retrieving soil gas, groundwater sa...Read more 

Ams Competitive Advantages

Direct Push Technology

Direct push rigs offering versatility and ease of mobility. Allow direct push tooling into unconsolidated materials by using the static weight of a hydraulic hammer and the rig. Use hydraulic pressure for driving the tooling into the subsurface but not remove soil, resulting in the creation of a very small borehole.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you use a soil probe?

  • Insert the pointed end into the soil.
  • Push it as deep as you can, then slowly pull up.
  • This helps in taking samples of the soil at several layers and permits the user to feel moisture levels throughout the pot.

How deep should soil samples be taken?

  • Gardens and cultivated crops - 0 to 6 inches
  • Pastures and lawns - more than 6 inches (removing plant residue)
  • Fruit crops and trees - 2 samples should be taken; one at 0 to 8-inch depths and the other at 8 to 16-inch depths.