Spectrum Technologies - Analogue Soil Compaction Meter - Penetrometer - AS Communications (UK) Ltd.
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Spectrum Technologies – Analogue Soil Compaction Meter – Penetrometer

£227 ex. VAT

2 in stock

Make our super affordable analog penetrometer your first line of defense against soil compaction.

Soil Compaction meters (often called penetrometers) are used to determine the density of soil and other material. An operator pushes a rod with attached (ASAE standard) cone into the ground. The resistance of the cone is displayed as it is pushed in the ground.

Unseen soil compaction can limit root growth and water and nutrient absorption. This compaction meter enables you to identify compacted areas in pounds per square inch so that you can use deep tillage or other practices recommended for your area based on hard facts.

  • 24 in stainless steel rod
  • Adjustable shock collar to prevent damage during transport or storage
  • Easy to read, color-coded, stainless steel dial
  • Liquid filled to reduce shock
  • Durable molded housing with rubber grip handles
  • Large and small tip included
  • Convenient storage in tester housing
  • Penetration Depth: Up to 24 in (60 cm) in 3 in (7.6 cm) increments
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Additional Details


  • Easy to use
  • Instant results
  • Rugged build
  • ergonomic design

Why measure soil compaction?

The soil is the plant’s reservoir of water, nutrients and oxygen. Compacted soil has less pore space to store what the plant needs. Soil compaction prevents moisture penetration, reduces fertilizer and chemical uptake, creates conditions for anaerobic microbes to build up and hinders plant root growth. In some cases, yield losses can run as high as 30% due to compaction alone

  • Determine the area’s that require attention
  • Measure the exact depth of any issues
  • limited impact on turf or growing crops

Ideal for: Sports Turf, Golf Courses, Cricket pitches, Polo Pitches, Football pitches, Rugby Pitches, Amenity areas, Arable crops, Grass leys.


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