Soil cores are required in multiple types of studies, e.g. for soil chemical analysis, bulk soil density, fine root sampling or microbial studies of the soil.
We offer a complete set of soil coring equipment, manufactured according to long-term experience and field approved at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna. Standard sets include: 50, 70, 90 or 110 cm long soil corer manufactured from stainless steel with replaceable crown (hardened metal tip), an extra crown, a handle to pull the corer out, a plastic pusher to extract the soil sample after sampling and a broom to clean the inside. A unique, most robust, vibration absorbing drive head is used to drive the sampling tube into the soil utilising a soft-head hammer. Soil samples can be removed easily from the soil sampler because the crown has a slightly smaller inner diameter compared to the tube. Standard diameters are: an inner crown diameter of 72mm, and an inner diameter of the soil coring tube of 76 mm. The crowns are field replaceable. The sampling set is delivered in a practical and robust carrying case. Every part can be ordered separately at a competitive price. The crown and corer tube diameter, length etc. can be adapted to needs e.g. allowing to use the system also for tight minirhizotron tube installation (order the corer outer diameter 2-4 mm smaller than the diameter of your MR-T).
We offer storage and transport solutions for undisturbed soil samples, exactly fitting the diameter of your soil cores and variable in length. The storage containers prevent disturbance of soil cores during transport and allow for safe long-term storage of dried cores for research and teaching purposes. Storage container sets are available in several colours and consist of two integrable half shells made from styrodur and a bung (3-4 cm thick) for the open side (allowing to adjust for soil core length, especially important during transport). Styrodur is easier to clean and more robust than Styropor half shells. Standard size of container sets (i.e. 2 shells, assembled, + 1 bung) is approx. 60 cm (length) x 10.5 cm (height) x 10.5 cm (width), holding 7.2 cm diameter soil cores of a maximum length of 56cm. Small batch series starting from 50 sets can be purchased and will be produced on demand according to the required soil core diameter and length. For storage, space-maximizing storage containers are available.