PN-COMP-DIG-S - Digital Soil Compaction Meter - Electronic Dial Penetrometer

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Digital Soil Compaction Tester / Digital Dial Penetrometer - For finding hard pans and layers in all soil types - Recalls highest reading

Turf-Tec International, Tallahassee, Florida. USA (850) 580-4026This product is made by Turf-Tec International in the USA

Digital Soil Compaction Tester /  Digital Dial Penetrometer

The Digital Soil Compaction Tester / Digital Dial Penetrometer shows if you have layers or hard pans in the soil profile.  By pushing the Digital Soil Compaction Tester into the soil with steady down pressure and watching the digital read out, you can visually see any hard pans in the soil profile up to 24 inches deep (60 cm).

Digital Soil Compaction Tester / Digital Dial Penetrometer is a simple tool that uses downward pressure to determine soil compaction at different depths in the soil profile. With this easy to use tool you can test down to 24 inches deep (60 cm)

The NEW Digital Soil Compaction Tester is a digital version of the Dial Penetrometer for testing hard pans in the soil, It uses an electronic force sensor that eliminates changing tip size for different soil types. The LCD display reads in PSI or kPa shows compaction severity with green/yellow/red color code. It is rugged and meets ASABE S313.3 Soil Compaction Standard.

By pushing the Digital Soil Compaction Tester into the soil with steady downward pressure and watching the digital read out, you can visually see any hard pans in the soil profile up to 24 inches deep (60 cm).  It also reads the maximum or "Peak" PSI reading after each reading.

Soil compaction can occur in any type of soil. Years of traffic, tillage, Aerification and settling can cause soil particles to group together and fill in air spaces in the soil creating a “plow pan” or "hard pan" below the root zone. When this happens, a hard layer is formed making it difficult for moisture and roots to penetrate the soil.  Some soil types are more susceptible to compaction than others; but once a compaction layer is formed, and moisture and traffic continues, the compaction layer will continue to get denser and thicker.

Digital Soil Compaction Tester / Digital Dial Penetrometer is a simple tool that uses downward pressure to determine soil compaction at different depths in the soil profile. With this easy to use tool you can test down to 24 inches deep (60 cm).

Why Test Soil Compaction?

Turfgrass Areas

  • Increase the effectiveness of your irrigation system
  • Applications of fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides will penetrate the soil better
  • Increase soil water retention and infiltration
  • Insure Aerification techniques are reaching desired depths
  • Maintain consistency from one green, fairway, tee to another for firmness and playability
  • Maintain firmness and playability from one athletic field to another.

Farming

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

The NEW Digital Soil Compaction Tester is a digital version of the Dial Penetrometer for testing hard pans in the soil, It uses an electronic force Sensor that eliminates changing tip size for different soil types. The LCD display reads in PSI or kPa PLUS shows compaction severity with green/yellow/red color code. It is rugged and meets ASABE S313.3 Soil Compaction Standard.

 To read the Digital Soil Compaction Tester / Digital Dial Penetrometer simply look at progress bar on digital read out for color comparison and digital display for PSI or kPa numeric value

To read the Digital Soil Compaction Tester / Digital Dial Penetrometer simply look at progress bar on digital read out for color comparison and digital display for PSI or kPa numeric value

Green (0 - 200 psi) - Good Growing Conditions

Yellow (200 - 300 psi) - Fair Growing Conditions

Red (300 psi and above) - Poor Growing Conditions

The NEW Digital Soil Compaction Tester is a digital version of the Dial Penetrometer for testing hard pans in the soil, It uses an electronic force Sensor that eliminates changing tip size for different soil types.

Turf-Tec Soil Compaction Tester / Dial Penetrometer - Soil compaction example chart

Product Features

• Ultra-hard tool steel cone for years of service

• Electronic Force Sensor eliminates changing cone size to improve resolution

• Shaft marked every 4in (10cm) for easy depth reference

• Reads in PSI or kPa shows compaction severity with green / yellow / red color code

• Rugged design & rubber protector for repeated field use

• Meets ASABE S313.3 Soil Compaction Standard

• Replaceable tip

Specifications

  • Range: 0-825 PSI (0-5690 kPa)

  • Resolution: +/-1 PSI (5 kPa)

  • Accuracy: +/-15 PSI (100 kPa)

  • Max Penetration Depth: 30 in (76 cm)

  • Color Coded Display: 0-200 PSI(1400 kPa) Green

  • 200-300 PSI Yellow

  • 300+PSI (2070 kPa) Red

  • Overall Size: 35.25 x11x2.75 in (90x28x8 cm)

  • Weight: 2 Lbs (1 kg)

  • Batteries: 2 x AA Size (included)

  • Cone: 0.505 in. Ultra-Hard Tool Steel (included)

  • MADE IN USA


PN-COMP-DIG-S - Digital Soil Compaction Tester /  Digital Dial Penetrometer

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