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What is the difference between regular, mud, and sand augers?

AMS Regular Augers

Regular augers are designed for use in most soil types. Bits on a regular auger are open to allow entry of small soil clumps and relatively small rocks and particles. Regular augers are used for obtaining disturbed soil samples at or near the surface and for boring to depths where soil samples may be obtained with a separate soil sampler or soil core sampler.


AMS Mud Augers

Mud augers utilize a laser-cut, open cylinder design for easy removal of heavy, wet, or clay soils. The mud auger features two openings in the cylinder wall to facilitate emptying as well as widely spaced bits to ease entry of sticky soils.


AMS Sand Augers

Sand augers use a closed bit design with a restricted opening to prevent the loss of sampled material during retrieval. The inner edges of the sand auger bits touch at their mid-point to make it more reliable in loose, unconsolidated soil conditions.