Why the Light Drop Weight Tester TERRATEST 4000 is the Best Value for Your Money

Posted by Frank Georg Schulz on February 23rd, 2016

Determining soil density and quality can take a lot of time, but you have the option to use advanced technology, such as the light drop weight tester, to get it done by yourself in a few minutes. TERRATEST 4000 is easy and economical to use. It is versatile and can be used in different applications where earthworks is a concern, like in landscaping, pipeline and cable works, dam construction, road and railway construction. The compact build makes it useful in hard-to-reach areas, too, such as backfills and ditches.

The TERRATEST 4000 is designed and built with the extreme conditions on construction sites in mind. The computer and electronics are housed in a heavy duty weatherproof box with a large window to keep them protected. However, there is an external control button to enable easy data input, even when the box is closed, and it is easy to view data from the window. The results are typically ready in two minutes, whether you are testing soil compaction or bearing capacity, so you can increase productivity and reduce downtime. The results are stored on a USB drive for easy archiving or data analysis on a PC when you leave the testing site.

The light weight drop weight tester TERRATEST 4000 is fully equipped and built according to ASTM E2835-11. It has a GPS system that can illustrate satellite photos for a more accurate way to reference testing locations. An integrated printer lets you produce the results on the spot, or you can store them in the internal memory and access them later. TERRATEST 4000 comes with TERRATEST 2.0, a specially designed PC software for data management and analysis.

TERRATEST 4000 eliminates the need to rely on electricity during tests. A rechargeable, high-capacity battery ensures that you can use the device to test soils anywhere, even when site conditions where alkaline components like cement, concrete, and lime are present. The battery is guaranteed to last for multiple jobs, so you can cover more areas with the TERRATEST 4000 and avoid downtime. The device has been repeatedly tested and certified to the highest-quality manufacturing standards. Thus, it is the only light drop weight tester to have a TUV certificate.

About The Author:
TERRATEST GmbH is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of Light Weight Deflectometers for dynamic load plate test. They offer the world’s first light weight deflectometer “TERRATEST 5000 BLU” with Bluetooth and voice navigation. For more information about their products, visit their website!

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