Handle allows use in shallow water or by divers. Attach line to Clevis when taking deeper samples. Clevis is removable to attach extension handle for sampling from a pontoon boat, dock, or bridge. Simple, automatic valve for good seal. #304 Stainless steel core tube is 2” in dia. and from 20”L. Sampler includes screw-on Lexan™ nose piece, a plastic eggshell-type core catcher to hold sample intact during extraction, and a plastic liner tube which receives the sample and is easily removed from the core tube serving as a sample storage container.
Orange Plastic Carrying Case.
Two lexan plastic nose pieces.
Three eggshell core catchers.
Two clear CAB liner tubes with caps.
316 stainless steel core tube, threaded on both ends.
316 stainless steel head assembly with 2 removable handles.
With handles for shallow water coring .
With clevis for deeper water.
Simple automatic polyurethane flutter valve.
Wherever you can wade, float or find a dock, you can use the Wildco® hand corer! Here is a low-cost, foolproof sampler especially intended for shallow coring in fresh, salt or brackish waters. Use is simplicity itself: merely push it into bottom sediments using handles on the head assembly. After the corer penetrates the bottom, twist or pull it free to retrieve your sample. In deeper water, you can attach a 5 - 15 foot long extension handle to the head. In deeper water yet, you can drop it by attaching a line to a clevis located on the head assembly between the handles. The hand corer works by creating a partial vacuum which holds the sample in place and helps prevent washout. As the tube is pulled up, the polyurethane flutter valve on the head assembly tightly seals the upper end of the sampler. As long as the bottom end of the tube is 2-3" (50-75 cm) under water, the corers will hold.
Wildco® corers are modular in design and are compatible with all head assemblies, with the exception of the flag sampler. Simply switch the head assembly on your core tube to convert it for use in different applications. All corers require a nose piece, core catcher, liner tube, core tube and head assembly for proper use.