Forage Sampler - 18" Round Shank
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Developed by Penn State and recommended by extension research personnel and others interested in testing quality in forages. Since its introduction, the sampler has been extensively used in the U.S. and Canada by universities, feed companies, and individual farmers. Exclusive arrangements with the designer and manufacturer enable Nasco to offer this tool for easiest and most modern method of sampling loose, baled, or chopped hay and grass silage.
Includes: 18" sampler with standard adapter and round shank for electric operation. 3/8" round shank adapter for use with electric drill (electric drill of 1/2 hp capacity is recommended). Dowel plunger is supplied with each unit to remove moist or packed samples. Shank adapters are quickly and easily removed from tube by depressing a spring-loaded plunger. Fitted with replaceable hardened cutterhead and adapter.
NOTE TIP DESIGN: Because the tip for the Forage Sampler is made of a very hard, brittle steel that can be broken easily by dropping the unit or by hitting a sharp object, we cannot warranty tips. Replacement tips can be purchased separately (C06544N). The tip design is the secret to the success of this unit; when we change the material of design, performance of the sampler deteriorates. Please take good care of the entire unit, especially the tip as the tip is not warranted. Made of stainless steel tube 1-1/8" dia. x 18" L.
This unit was developed in cooperation with the Department of Dairy and Animal Science at the Pennsylvania State Univeristy.