The Russian Peat Borer is a side filling chambered-type sampler.

  • Maunufactor:AMS
  • Country:USA

The Russian Peat Borer is a side filling chambered-type sampler. This discrete point sampler enables one to drive the sampler to any point in the sediment profile in the closed (empty) position. Once the target depth is reached, the “T” handle is turned clockwise to initiate the sampling while the pivotal cover plate supports the cutting action of the bore. As the sampler is turned 180 degrees, the sharpened edge of the bore longitudinally cuts a semi-cylindrical shaped sample until the opposite side of the cover plate is contacted. The contained sample can now be recovered without risk of contamination by overlying sediments. The sample is extruded from the bore by a counterclockwise rotation where sample rests on cover plate ready for sectioning.

Stainless steel peat borer

(50.0 cm X 5.4 cm O.D., 2.0 mm wall thickness)

One wall of the core tube is sharpened to longitudinally cut through sediments when sampler is turned clockwise

Solid Delrin(r) core head and bottom point support a stainless steel cover plate which freely rotates inside the core tube

The stainless steel cover plate (2.0 mm thick) is curved and sharpened to minimize disturbance when inserted into the sediments

Two aluminum extension rods

(1.0 m X 1.9 cm diam.) with stainless steel coupling nuts

Aluminum turning handle

Plastic carrying case with foam inserts