Field Density Test Apparatus by core cutter method   

AS PER IS: 2720 (Part XXIX) - 1966.



  • This is used for determination of in situ dry density of natural or compacted fine grained soil, free from aggregates.
  • A cylindrical cutter is used to extract a sample of the soil with the help of a dolly and rammer.
  • From the weight, density and the moisture, and dry density of the soil is ready calculated.


General Description and Specifications: It consists one each of:


  • Core cutter (Cylindrical):  Cylindrical core cutter made up of steel 100 mm internal dia x 127.3 mm Long and wall thickness 3 mm beveled at one end.


  • Steel Dolly: 25 mm high and 100 mm diameter, wall thickness 7.5 mm Fitted with a clip to enable it to be located on top of core cutter.


  • Steel Rammer: With solid mild steel foot 140 mm dia. And 75 mm height with a concentrically screwed 25 mm dia. Solid mild steel staff. The overall length of the rammer including the foot as well as the staff should be approximately 900 mm. Should weigh approximately 9 Kg.


Spare, Optional Extra and Accessories:

1) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm l.D. x 175 mm long.

2) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm I.D. x 175 mm long.

3) Cylindrical core cutter 100 mm I.D. x 175 mm long.

4) Dolly

5) Test form pad of 50.




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