Our list of current Soil Trimmers (Lathes) products are listed below. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will try our best to help you.

Hand Operated Soil Lathe for 38mm Dia Specimens Up to 100mm Long.

For producing 38 mm diameter specimens. The lathe platen is adjustable in height and will accept specimens up to 100 mm in length.

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Trimming Knife

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1.4" and 2.8" Hand Specimen Trimmer

Specimen Trimmers are designed to simplify precision trimming of soil samples for triaxial, shear, unconfined compression, and other tests requiring standard cylindrical specimens. This trimming frame is supplied complete with vane type grips for both 1.4" (35 mm) and 2.8" (70 mm) diameter specimens, and a narrow wire saw.

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Laboratory Vane Apparatus (Motorised)

Laboratory Vane Apparatus with 4 Springs and 12.7mm Vane; Motorised

Comes with 38 and 110mm sample holder


The equipment is based on a design by the Transport Research Laboratory, England, and is available in hand or motorised versions. Stress is applied through the 12.7 x 12.7 mm vane by means of any one of four calibrated springs. The motorised version produces a shearing rate of 10° per minute.

Standards Compliance: BS 1377-7 EN DD ENV1997-2


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