Soil Auger

Soil augers and samplers are used in forestry, environmental and agricultural applications, but are not limited to these uses. This equipment is commonly used for obtaining sam­ples at or near the surface. With the use of extensions, augers have the capability to reach depths of up to 15 ft. However, it is recommended to use a power auger for depths greater than 5 ft. Augers can be used for sampling when there is not a need for a clean or undisturbed sample. Generally, augers are used to bore to a depth where a sam­ple is to be obtained using a soil sampler or core sample. Hand-operated augers are made from several materials including steel, aluminum, stainless steel, brass and even wood.