ASTM D4318
Main features
  • Fast, efficient sample preparation of soils
  • Manually-operated gate controls feed rate
  • Processes most soil types in less than 30 seconds
General description

It is an efficient method for reducing agglomerations of caked soil to individual grains, and much less labor intensive than manual mortar and pestle operation. It preserves true grain size for accurate and repeatable test results.

The hopper has a capacity of about 1 pint (0.6L) and features a manually operated gate to control feed rate to the grinding chamber.

Operation is simple, just load the hopper, start the grinder and use the gate to control material feed.

A #10 (2.0mm) perforated stainless steel plate is included and retains larger particles. Most soil types are processed completely in less than 30 seconds per pint.

The reliable direct-drive motor and grinding unit is mounted on a sturdy steel tripod stand. An in-line switch controls motor operation.

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Technical specifications

Ordering info

SL 0132 Laboratory soil grinder


AS 0132-1 Stainless steel perforated plates No. 10

AS 0132-2 Stainless steel perforated plates No. 4

AS 0132-3 Stainless steel perforated plates No. 35