Soil Sampling Equipment Recommendation:

JMC Backsaver Handle with JMC Sampling Tube ($415-$725)
Our most popular item. Very portable. Handgrip remains near waist level throughout sampling procedure. Footpedal not only adjusts height of handgrip, but also offers extra leverage in dry soils.

JMC T-Handle, Mallet, and JMC Sampling Tube ($170-$805)
Inexpensive method for sampling hard soils. Uses same sampling tubes as option one.

JMC Environmentalist's Sub-Soil Probe ($2250-5350)
By far the best option. This probe features a sliding drop-hammer and a foot-operated jack. Great system for all soils now and more capabilities later.