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AMS Environmental Sampling Kit

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Used in soils with low levels of contaminants or where equipment will be cleaned using an acid bath technique. Contains the same components as in the basic kit but in all stainless steel. Two sizes available, 2 1/4" and 3 1/4", both fitted with 5/8" threaded connections. Includes: Regular, sand and mud augers, cross handle, split soil core sampler, slide hammer, 3 - 4'extensions, liners, plastic end caps, wrenches, and cleaning brush in a rugged, foam padded, hard sided case with handles and wheels. The Environmental Kit contains stainless steel tools for the collection of samples in retaining cylinders. These kits come with the patent-pending AMS Split Core Sampler and are available with Regular, Mud and Sand Augers. Deluxe Environmental Soil Sampling Kits also available.

Enviromental Sampling Kit all stainless steel for environmental sampling

AMS Soil augers are designed to rapidly remove soils of all types, using the specially designed bits on the Regular, Mud, and Sand models. The augers are all stainless steel construction with bits heat treated before sharpening. The split core sampler features a heat threaded 400 series coring tip threaded to a 300 series split body and threaded end cap. The sampler may be used with or without a retaining cylinder. All attachment coupling are 5/8 inch NC threaded.

For your convenience, all the items necessary for accessing a sampling point and then taking a sample are included. AMS soil bucket are the most efficient available in terms of effort required and speed. The AMS Split Core Sampler allows immediate core examination or a sample may be collected with a retaining cylinder. The rugged AMS Deluxe transport case is water resistant. All of the sampling equipment, except for the Slide Hammer, may be acid bath cleaned.

APPLICATION: Use of the augers for accessing the sampling point at depths of up to about 12 feet (3.6 m) with the supplied extensions and AMS slide hammer. The sample may be collected within a removable retaining cylinder (liner). Plastic end caps are included.

Assemble the chosen soil auger with an extension and cross handle. Place at the desired angle on the soil surface and turn three revolutions, or until full. Lift carefully from the hole and empty from the bail by tapping the cross handle on the ground. Repeat until the sampling depth is reached. Assemble core sampler to an extension(s) and slide hammer. Place in the hole and mark the extension six inches (5.1 m) above the soil surface. Use the slide hammer to drive in the the sampler to the mark and carefully remove. Disassemble, remove the liner and place the cap on each end.

Ordering Information:
5/8" Threaded, Stainless Steel
209.57 2 1/4" Environmental Kit
209.55 3 1/4" Environmental Kit

5/8" Threaded, Stainless Steel - Deluxe Kit
209.58 2 1/4" Deluxe Environmental Kit
209.56 3 1/4" Deluxe Environmental Kit

Threaded, Stainless Steel Replacement Parts
417.04 2 1/4" SST Regular Auger
418.04 2 1/4" SST Mud Auger
420.04 2 1/4" SST Sand Auger
403.591 1 3/8" X 6" Split SCS w/Core Tip
430.21 1 1/2" x 12" SST Brush
417.06 3 1/4" SST Regular Auger
418.06 3 1/4" SST Mud Auger
420.06 3 1/4" SST Sand Auger
403.40 2" X 6" Split SCS w/Core Tip
400.99 5/8" Regular Slide Hammer
409.09 5/8" X 4' SST Extension
409.11 16" SST Cross Handle
421.10 Crescent Wrench 12"
421.29 Universal Slip Wrench
430.17 2" x 12" SST Brush
430.01 AMS Deluxe Carrying Case 1750


AMS soil augers are commonly used for obtaining disturbed samples at or near the surface and for boring to depths where samples may be obtained with a soil sampler or soil core sampler. AMS augers are available in all stainless steel for EPA testing or carbon steel bits with stainless steel cylinders for general soil sampling and augering.
They are perfect for augering shallow depths, but AMS soil augers can also auger to deeper depths and are generally limited by only the time and muscle of the user. Users have recorded going over 100 ft using the AMS soil augers in a variety of soil conditions! But, if you want to speed up the process and rest your muscles, AMS offers powered options as well.

Standard Features:
• Most AMS augers are available with a threaded or a Quick Connect connection.
• A rounded bail for added torque resistance.
• Stainless steel cylinder for easier decontamination.
• Specially formed bits that dig and cut through the soil at the same time for easy penetration.
• Cut hole up to 1/4" larger than the cylinder to minimize drag.
• Most auger models are available in stainless steel (SST) for environmentally critical sampling and easier decontamination.
• Powered options are available.