The Wintex1000 takes homogeneous soil samples to a depth of 12". The depth can vary infinitely from 4" - 12". The soil sample is taken with a probe, not like other soil sampling machines with an auger. This means that the Wintex1000 takes a completely homogenous sample, being a core of soil that is taken at the adjusted depth. The Wintex1000 uses the same concept as traditional hand probe, which has been the preferred method for extracting soil cores for many years. If the sample is taken with an auger, you will always take more material from the top layers than the lower layers of soil.
The Wintex1000 is distinguished by the fact that it can take soil samples in any kind of soil - even freshly tilled. The specially developed probe takes about 1 lb. of soil with 12-15 cores at a sampling depth of 6", which is the preferred quantity of soil to be used at the laboratories for analysis. The soil sample is automatically filled into a holding box that the operator can then dump into soil lab bags. The Wintex1000 has a capacity of about 38 soil samples per hour with 12 probes in each, which means about 450 probes per hour. All functions are carried out from the driver's seat.
Advanced technology allows the machine to sense a rock or other destructive material beneath the surface and reverses the cycle. The Wintex can be purchased with either an integrated hydraulic system, or with a 5hp Honda engine. The integrated system runs solely off the ATV, and the Honda engine solely powers the Wintex without help from the ATV.