JMC Soil Samplers

JMC Soil Samplers
1992 Hunter Avenue, Newton, 50208, Iowa, United States
Phone: 641-792-8285
Fax: 641-792-1361


PN001(SBD) JMC Backsaver Handle with Special Cleaner and Zero Contamination Tube


9.75 lbs
Our price


JMC Backsaver Handle with Special Cleaner and JMC Zero Contamination Tube

Don't risk serious injury to your back, hands, or wrists. Pull samples easily with our JMC Backsaver Handle. Fitted with an 18 inch JMC Zero Contamination Tube, this handle allows you to gather undisturbed soil samples encased in removeable PETG Copyester liners down to 46 inches. No bending over - handgrip stays at waist level throughout the sampling procedure.

Simply step down on the footpedal to plant your sampling tube. Then, grab the hand grip (now near waist level) and use your legs to lift the sampler out of the ground. Clean your tube quickly by first removing the plastic liner containing your sample. Then unplug the end of the tube with the JMC Special Cleaner held in a leather pouch on your belt. Finally, insert a clean liner into the sampling tube and you are ready to go again.

Insert the tube into the same hole in the ground. Step lightly on the footpedal to release the sliding rod inside the handle. Let 8 to 12 inches of the rod slide out of the handle. Then step down hard on the footpedal to lock the rod and drive the sampling tube further into the ground. When the tube is full (You can track depth by looking at the holes in the side of the Backsaver), pull the tube from the ground as you did before. When the hand grip gets too high for comfort, step lightly on the foot pedal and slide some of the rod back into the handle.

  • Tube isolates sample from surrounding soil while being lifted out of the ground.
  • Vinyl caps seal sample inside liner during transit to your lab.
  • Samples measure 0.8 inches in diameter.
  • Tubes available in 12 or 18 inch lengths.
  • Foot pedal offers extra leverage for penetrating hard ground.
  • Strong, lightweight, nickel-plated steel tubing resists rust and wear.
  • Extra liners available. (See related product list below.)
  • Stainless Steel liners also available. (See related product list below.)
  • Handle samples to 8 feet with JMC Rod Extensions.
         (See related product list below.)
    Included in this package are:
  • 1 – JMC Backsaver Handle with Special Cleaner
  • 1 – JMC Zero Contamination Sampling Tube
  • 15 – PETG Copolyester Liners
  • 15 – Black vinyl caps
  • 15 – Red vinyl caps
  • 1 – Pull pin (quickest method for unloading samples)
  • 1 – Straight pin (for sampling deeper than length of tube with extensions)
Photo: JMC Zero Contamination Tube and Liner

Several different sampling tubes will fit this handle. click here for a pop-up summary or click the links in the related products list below.