The AMS pocket penetrometer provides accurate measurements of the compressive soil strength. This 6-1/4in unit is spring-operated, and it is measures strength in tons/sq. ft. or kg/sq. cm by pushing a 1/4in diameter loading piston into soil to a depth of 0.25in. The end area is 0.05in2. Compressive load is indicated by reading a scale on the piston barrel. A friction ring indicates maximum reading. Made of anodized aluminum. An Allen wrench and plastic carrying case with belt loop are included. A special 1in-diameter adapter foot is available as an option for use in very sensitive soils.
A pocket penetrometer is required by OSHA on all excavation jobs, and it can help protect you from costly lawsuits and construction delays.