WHY SOIL SAMPLE?

Whether you’re building an infrastructure or determining the best location for a water well, knowing the quality of your soil is essential for reducing the risk of working with unstable or unhealthy soil. Soil sampling with Little Beaver drills ensures efficiency, precision and accuracy, even in remote locations.

Applications

  • Soil Testing
  • Core Sampling
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Standard Penetration Testing (SPT)
  • Well Monitoring

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Little Beaver Soil Sampling Equipment

Big Beaver Earth Drill

Big Beaver

The Big Beaver auger and SSK-1 cathead kit are the ideal combination for environmental soil sampling. The SSK-1 includes a tower kit with stabilizer legs that extend in front of the drill for stability. This allows the powerful Big Beaver to drill a 6-inch hole to depths of 100 feet. The Big Beaver is portable and, with a width of only 26 inches and a height of 80 inches, it easily maneuvers through gates and doorways to reach limited-access locations. When you need a powerful drill for tight spaces, or you simply want to grow your business, turn to Little Beaver.

For hard-hitting power in the most rugged conditions consider Lone Star Drills’ LST1G+ geotechnical rig. The LST1G+ offers 5,000 pounds of push-down force to tackle soft rock formations, in addition to clay and sand. Transport the LST1G+ easily in a truck bed or have the unit trailer-mounted.

Hydraulic drill with tripod kit for soil sampling

Hydraulic Earth Drill

If you need even more portability or don’t require the power of the Big Beaver, you can pair our standard hydraulic post hole digger with a variety of core sampling tools to achieve precise testing in all types of soil. With a powerful hydraulic drive and 11-horsepower engine, Little Beaver’s hydraulic earth drill can achieve controlled drilling up to 4 inches in diameter and provide smooth lifting of samples from as deep as 35 feet with the use of our tripod kit.

SSK-1 Cathead Kit

SSK-1 Cathead Kit

The SSK-1 includes a third hydraulic valve, tower kit and spool. It can be used with Little Beaver’s AWJ drilling rod and 24-inch split spoon sampler, which allows users to obtain core samples for environmental tests or geotechnical engineering projects.

Hollow Stem Augers

Hollow Stem Augers

For sandy or loose soils, our hollow stem augers collect samples without the risk of contamination from the surrounding unstable soil. The augers are available in 6- and 8-inch diameters and feature a 2 ¾-inch or 3 ¾-inch internal diameter. The center rod and center plug can be removed to create a clear path for inserting a soil sampler.

Tripod Kit for Hydraulic Unit

Tripod Kit for Hydraulic Unit

The Little Beaver tripod kit allows fast set-up, controlled drilling and easy removal of a 4-inch auger from as deep as 35-feet.

Split Spoon Sampler

Split Spoon Sampler

The split spoon sampler provides core sampling up to 24 inches in depth. It is commonly used with the cathead kit and safety hammer.

Safety Hammer

Safety Hammer

The optional 140-pound safety hammer is used to drive our split spoon sampler into the soil.

Hand Sampling Tools

Little Beaver offers standard hand sampling tools for environmental soil testing. The samplers are available in 1.5-and 2-inch diameters and can be used with any of our mechanical or hydraulic augers.

Lone Star Drills Soil Sampling Equipment

LST1G+ Soil Sampling Drill

LST1G+ geotechnical rig

The LST1G+ geotechnical rig is ideal for any soil sampling application, including those in challenging limited-access areas. The unit is equipped with a 4-inch-diameter auger for drilling 6-inch boreholes to depths of 100 feet, and it includes a tower, cathead and 140-pound safety hammer for standard penetration testing. It offers a lifting capacity of 5,000 pounds to ensure easy removal of augers and extensions. A Honda 20-horsepower gas engine powers the LST1G+ geotechnical rig, and the hydraulic system provides a speed of 150-rpm at 10 gpm. For added versatility, Little Beaver’s optional interchangeable head allows users to switch from soil sampling to water well drilling.

Lone Star Drills
LST1G+HD Soil Sampling Drill With Hammer

LST1G+HD geotechnical rig

The LST1G+HD geotechnical rig offers enhanced power and capabilities when compared to the LST1G+. It features a planetary reduction gearbox for as much as 1,100 foot-pounds of torque and has a reduction mechanism for 8,500 pounds of push-/pull-back force for tackling challenging soil conditions. The unit drills as deep as 100 feet with an optional 4.25-inch hollow stem auger for standard penetration tests and soil sampling. Lone Star increased the strength of the steel frames on the unit by 50 percent when compared to the LST1G+. The unit comes standard with a 27-horsepower Kohler gas engine that features electronic fuel-injection and a powerful 3,000-psi hydraulic system. The hydraulic power pack operates at 13.5 gpm to achieve a rotary speed as fast as 200 rpm.

Lone Star Drills
LST1G+HDA Soil Sampling Drill With Automatic Hammer

LST1G+HDA geotechnical rig

The LST1G+HDA, the newest of Lone Star Drills’ geotechnical rigs, addresses the growing need for automatic hammers for soil sampling applications. The automatic hammer’s design ensures precise, foolproof sampling depths as well as easy operation. The drill includes a hydraulic winch with 1,500 pounds of pull and features a planetary reduction gearbox with up to 1,100 foot-pounds of torque. This model comes standard with a 3,000-psi hydraulic system and 27-horsepower Kohler EFI gas engine. A rotary speed of 100 rpm is achieved with a 12.5-gpm hydraulic power pack.

Lone Star Drills

SSK-1 Cathead Kit Includes

Honda 20-Horsepower gas engine

Auger drive head: 150 rpm at 10 gpm

Powerful 3,000-psi hydraulic system

50 ft. of 4-inch diameter D-series auger

Tower and cathead for standard penetration tests

Hydraulic lift cylinder to raise and lower the mast

Can be shipped fully assembled in a 20-foot container or knocked down and palletized

Additional Accessories

Interchangeable Head

140-Pound Safety Hammer

Split Spoon Samplers

AWJ Drilling Rod

Lone Star Drills
Big Beaver Earth Drill
Big Beaver Earth Drill
LST1G+ Soil Sampling Drill
LST1G+ Soil Sampling Drill
LST1G+HD Soil Sampling Drill
LST1G+HD Soil Sampling Drill
LST1G+HDA Soil Sampling Drill
LST1G+HDA Soil Sampling Drill

Applications

Soil Types

Soil Sampling

Geotechnical Testing

Monitor Test Wells

Foundation Repair

SPT

BIG BEAVER

Sand, clay, soft and hard rock formations

LST1G+

Sand, clay and soft rock formations

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LST1G+HD

Sand, clay and soft rock formations

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LST1G+HDA

Sand, clay and soft rock formations

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Specifications

Soil Sampling Kit Included

Drilling Depth

Borehole Diameter

Dimensions LxWxH

Weight

Auger Diameter

Auger Length

Pull/Push Back Force

Max Drilling Torque

Drilling Angle

Frame

Transport Options

Engine

Fuel Tank Capacity

Speed

BIG BEAVER

100 ft (30.5 m)

16 in (40.6 cm)

48 x 26 x 80 in (121.9 x 66 x 203.2 cm)

540 lbs operating, 675 lbs shipping (244.9 kg, 306.2 kg)

4 - 18 in (10.2 - 45.7 cm)

36, 48 or 60 in  (91.4, 121.9 or 152.4 cm)

2,500 lbs (1,134 kg)

690 ft*lbs (935.5 N m)

up to 15° from vertical

Welded mechanical steel tubing

Mounted on a wheeled base frame

Honda 20 hp / Kohler 20 hp (14,914 W)

5 gal (18.9 L)

160 rpm @ 10 gpm (160 rpm @ 37.9 L/m)

LST1G+

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100 ft (30.5 m)

6 in (15.2 cm)

40 x 26 x 80 in  (101.6 x 66 x 203.2 cm)

1,750 lbs operating (793.8 kg)

4 - 8 in (10.2 - 20.3 cm)

36, 48 or 60 in  (91.4, 121.9 or 152.4 cm)

up to 5,000 lbs (2,268 kg)

500 ft*lbs (678 N m) @ 2,500 psi

Vertical only

Heavy-duty welded steel

Truck bed or trailer mounted

Honda 20 hp / Kohler 20 hp (14,914 W)

5 gal (18.9 L)

150 rpm @ 10 gpm (150 rpm @ 37.9 L/m)

LST1G+HD

100 ft (30.5 m)

6 in (15.2 cm)

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1,950 lbs operating (884.5 kg)

3 - 8 in (7.6 - 20.3 cm)

36, 48 or 60 in  (91.4, 121.9 or 152.4 cm)

up to 8,500 lbs (3,855.5 kg)

1,100 ft*lbs (1,491.4 N m) @ 2,800 psi

Vertical only

Heavy-duty welded steel

Truck bed or trailer mounted

Kohler 27 hp electronic fuel-injection (20,134 W)

5 gal (18.9 L)

200 rpm @ 13.5 gpm (200 rpm @ 51.1 L/m)

LST1G+HDA

100 ft (30.5 m)

6 in (15.2 cm)

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3,000 lbs operating (1,360.8 kg)

3 - 8 in (7.6 - 20.3 cm)

36, 48 or 60 in  (91.4, 121.9 or 152.4 cm)

up to 8,500 lbs (3,855.5 kg)

1,100 ft*lbs (1,491.4 N m) @ 2,800 psi

Vertical only

Heavy-duty welded steel

Truck bed or trailer mounted

Kohler 27 hp electronic fuel-injection (20,134 W)

5 gal (18.9 L)

100 rpm @ 12.5 gpm (100 rpm @ 51.1 L/m)