Atlas Geo-Sampling has added the PowerProbe 9510 to its fleet of direct-push-technology (DPT) units.
The 9510 PowerProbe, which was on display at the Canadian Ground Water Conference and Trade Show in June, has a small footprint, making it suitable for handling jobs within hard-to-reach spaces, such as building interiors, the company representative said.
The ProbeProbe is a versatile and powerful unit that expands the capabilities of the company’s DPT rigs, the Atlas website says. The rig is outfitted with an auger motor, winch and auxiliary hydraulic connection in a compact track-mounted configuration.
Direct-push drills has gained widespread acceptance in many industries due to their versatility, relatively low cost and ease of mobility, according to the website. Mounted on pick-up trucks, trailers, or tracks, AMS PowerProbe direct-push drill rigs are capable of retrieving soil, soil gas and ground water samples, as well as conducting a wide variety of environmental and geotechnical drilling activities.
Compared to conventional drilling activities, direct-push technology is less labour intensive, offers quicker set-up time and generates significantly fewer cuttings, the website said.