The AMS Gator Probe was designed with operator comfort & efficiency in mind. This one of a kind soil probe offers the benefits of a “closed end” soil probe, but the hinged jaw quickly transforms the unit into an “Open Ended” soil probe providing easy access to the entire soil core. Outfitted with a side footpeg allows the user to easily step the probe into the ground. The gator probe is ideal for composite sampling or field extraction of representative cores for subsequent analysis by a soil lab. The overall length of this probe is 42” with a sample recovery length of 12”. The ID of the tip when closed is approx. 9/16” while the OD of the probe is 1”. This soil probe is constructed of a heavy .109w DOM Steel for extra strength. The entire unit has been finished with nickel plating for added rust resistance. The 10” handle is fitted with rubber grips for operator comfort.