Compacted Road

Base and Subbase Soils
INTRODUCTION
When highway or railway earthworks, bases,
subbases and dams are constructed and subgrades are prepared, it is necessary to compact the
material mechanically, to confer a high degree
of density.
This procedure increases the shear strength,
reduces the permeability and water absorption,
and reduces the tendency to settle under repeated loading.
Compaction is therefore defined as the process of increasing the density of a material by
mechanical means.
To simulate the procedure adopted in the
earthworks to obtain a defined level of compaction in the field, several laboratory tests
have been developed over the years; they only
differ for the different level of energy applied
to the soil sample.
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The terms “percent compaction” or “relative compaction” usually refer to the ratio of the dry weight
per unit volume of a field-compacted soil, compacted with mechanical equipment, to the maximum dry weight per unit volume of the same soil,
compacted in the laboratory in accordance with
a standard procedure, at the “optimum moisture
content”.
The new EN standards:
EN 13286 Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Test methods for laboratory dry density and
water content.
A number of new EN standards have been developed
or are under development covering this subject. The
test methods are practically identical to those of
the other standards except for some dimension and
specification of testing apparatus. For this reason
we prefer to propose separately all the EN testing
apparatus even if, very often, they are identical to
those referring to other standards.

Compacted road base and subbase soils

Contents
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Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures

Proctor rammers and moulds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Automatic compactors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Vibration compaction hammer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Relative density test set . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Moisture condition Value (MCV) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Compaction penetrometer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CBR-(IBI)*Immediate Bearig Index

CBR equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Loading presses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Multispeed tester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Field CBR apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Accessories to perform Uniaxial and Unconfined
compression tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Impact soil tester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Determination of strength of stabilised soil . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Field and laboratory density / bearing capacity

Sand replacement method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 157
Balloon method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 158
Surface soil sampler (core cutter) method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Field density of undisturbed soil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 159
Plate load testing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Measurement of a rolling load deflection by the modified .
Benkelman beam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Dynamic deformation module of soils . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164

Permeability

Constant and falling head apparatus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 165
Determination of dispersibility . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Compaction permeameters and stands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
* The immediate Bearing Index (IBI) prescribed by the EN 13286-47
does not require the curing and the surcharge weight.

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Moisture/ Density relationship. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
EN 13286-2 Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures. Proctor compaction

 Proctor moulds

 Proctor rammers

Used for determining the relationship
between the moisture content and density
of compacted soil. Made of plated steel.
Includes collar, mould body and base plate.
Different models are available conforming
to the various specifications in use. They
are identical in shape and slightly differ in
diameter and capacity.

Used to compact the soil sample in the
Proctor moulds. Made of plated steel. Guide
sleeve with vent holes. Different models are
available conforming to the various specifications in use.

EN Proctor moulds

sCode

Description
Int. dia. mm
Int. height mm
Weight approx. kg

33-T0070/E
EN Proctor mould
100 ± 1
120 ± 1
5
33-T0071/E
EN Proctor mould (large)
150 ± 1
120 ± 1
8.9
EN Proctor rammers

sCode

Description
Mass of
Diameter of
Height of

rammer kg
base mm
fall mm

33-T0075/E
EN Proctor rammer, low energy
2.50 ± 0.02
50.0 ± 0.5
305 ± 3
33-T0076/E
EN Proctor rammer, medium energy
4.50 ± 0.04
50.0 ± 0.5
457 ± 3
EN Proctor steel plates

sCode

Description
Diameter mm
Thick mm
Weight approx. kg

33-T0070/E1
EN Steel plate
99.5
10
0.6
33-T0071/E1
EN Steel plate (large)
149.5
10
1.3
33-T0071/1
Perforated steel plate

for 33-T0071/E

Compaction equipment

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EN Compaction equipment

4 127 10 UNE 103-500 1000 102 122. AASHTO. . D698.3 Proctor Standard compaction rammer NLT modified compaction rammer UNE 103-500 50. D1557 .8 457 4.6 101. .AASHTO T99.4 7 7. T134.5 5. CNR models Standard Proctor mould 33-T0071 Modified Proctor mould 33-T0073 Split modified Proctor mould ASTM 33-T0070 ASTM D558.3 NLT – UNE models 33-T0075 33-T0076 BS models 33-T0075/B 33-T0076/B Testing equipment for the construction industry 135 . . height mm weight kg approx.5 7 NF models Standard Proctor mould Split standard Proctor mould 34-T0089 Modified Proctor mould 34-T0089/1 Split modified Proctor mould NLT – UNE models 33-T0070 33-T0072 33-T0071/C 33-T0070/C 33-T0071/C3 33-T0070/C3 model BS 33-T0070/B Modified Proctor mould. . AASHTO. . . CNR models Proctor Standard compaction rammer 33-T0076 Modified compaction rammer 33-T0075 ASTM D558. .5 NF P94-093 NF P94-093 944 944 101.4 7 NLT-108/91 UNE-103-500 2320 1000 152.3 BS Standard compaction rammer BS modified compaction rammer BS 1377:4.4 11 8 BS 1377:4.8 AASHTO T99. Body Weight cm3 mm height mm approx.6 116. . .4 9 2124 152.5 3 BS 1377:4. 1924:2 1000 105 115. . . T180. T134.8 305 2.535 5.4 102 127 122. .535 5. D1557 50.8 457 4.Compacted road base and subbase soils .54 5.8 AASHTO T99. . . . . .2 4. .CNR N°69 ASTM D698.4 116.49 3 NLT-108/91 50. Moisture/ Density relationship 33 Proctor compaction ( continued) Proctor moulds sCode Description Standards Capacity Int. kg ASTM.4 116. P94-093 NF P98-231-1 NF P94-093.6 116. D1557 50.4 7 2124 152. 1924:2 50 300 2.5 NF P94-093 NF P98-231-1 NF P94-093 NF P98-231-1 2758 152 152 9 2758 152 152 10 NLT-108/91 2320 152.8 305 2. 1924:2 50 450 4. . T180 CNR N°69 / 944 101. P94-078 50. . NLT UNE Standard compaction mould Modified split mould Standard split mould BS Standard compaction mould Proctor rammers sCode Description Standards Rammer Free fall Rammer Weight mm dia. T180 .3 NF models 33-T0075 33-T0076 Proctor Standard compaction rammer NF modified compaction rammer NF P94-078.4 9. CNR N°69 305 2. T180 CNR N°69 ASTM D698. dia.49 3 457. D698.49 3 50.4 116. D1557 AASHTO T99. kg ASTM.

60 Hz. NLT. 108/91. 1 ph. 33-T8503 (220 V.DIN 18127(1) .8 mm dia. AASHTO. . D1557.NF P94-093(2) NLT 107/91.: 150 kg Main features - Automatic control - Compaction cycles conforming to EN ASTM. The 33-T8502.4 mm Selectable rammer drop: 300. 50 Hz. 1990 NF P94-093 NLT 107/91. An emergency stop button is included as standard N O T E a) The 33-T8502. . 457 mm (adjustable) Blow rate: 30 blows/min Power: 740 W B Overall dimensions: 490x340x1410 mm A Weight approx. .BS 1377:4. 33-T8503. q STANDARD EN 13286-2.. 33-T8503. which has to be ordered separately conforming the selected standards. 50 Hz. . 1 ph. 108/91. 33-T8504.RAV 2000(2) (1) Conforming to DIN. 1 ph. M 33-T8503 Digital automatic Proctor/CBR compactor (without rammer). 33-T8502. 230 V.AASHTO T 99. M 33-T8504 Digital automatic Proctor/CBR compactor (without rammer). the number of layers and the diameter of mould.. D1557. . 2495/4535 g weight 33-T8500/2 Hammer for 33-T8500 Series Automatic compactors. 220 V. 1 ph. -47 BS 1377:4. 33-T8503. . . T180.CNR 69 . CNR-UNI - User defined compaction sequence - Protection guards for operator safety (CE) - Noise reduction cabinet available - Digital touch button console - Unique hammer lifting device to guarantee correct drop height - Easy use and maintenance - Modern and reliable design to ensure long working life - Compaction energies and distribution in accordance with standards 33-T8502. . 136 Technical specifications Usable for moulds diameter: from 100 to 102 and from 150 to 152. ASTM D1883 . BS. Detail of the control panel. 2491/4535 g weight Testing equipment for the construction industry AASHTO T99. b) All compactors can be supplied fitted in the noise reduction cabinet (See Upgrading option code 33-T8500/XUP).) The two versions are identical except for the digital control: the standard model is factory programmed to perform all standard compaction conforming American ASTM/AASHTO and European EN.). D1883 Automatic compactors.) Programmable model 33-T8532 (230 V. 100 mm dia. moulds conforming the French NF and the Dutch RAV standards. 33-T8504 models Compaction rammers sCode Description Standards 33-T8500/1 Hammer for 33-T8500 Series ASTM D698. The display counts the number of blows selected by the operator. 1 ph. See compaction rammers.ASTM D698. and T8504 compactors have to be completed with the suitable rammer conforming to the selected standards. . 60 Hz. . . 1 ph.33 Compacted road base and subbase soils Moisture/ Density relationship. 50 Hz. NLT whilst the programmable model can also be set to suit special compaction cycles for research purposes and can perform the central compaction blows in the 6” (150 mm) dia. T193 CNR UNI 10009 CNR 69 EN 13286-2. 50 mm dia. . . and 33-T8504 compactors do not include the internal rammer. . . T8503. . 305. moulds only (2) With models 33-T8532 only Standard models M 33-T8502 Digital automatic Proctor/CBR compactor (without rammer). 60 Hz. . 1 ph. T 193 . 110 V. 33-T8504 (110 V. T 180. 450. 1990 . All models can be supplied complete with noise reduction cabinet (See Upgrading option code 33-T8500/XUP). 111/87 DIN 18127 RAV 2000 . -47 CNR UNI 10009 . Automatic Proctor/CBR compactors  Compacto 33-T8500 Series Automatic Proctor/CBR compactors Introduction This new and advanced digital model can be supplied in two versions: Standard models 33-T8502 (230 V. 111/87 . 50. . BS.). . 60 Hz. .

The above are just some of various possibilities that the system offers approx. . . Spanish. 50 Hz. which is essential for use in the laboratory conforming to the CE prescriptions. . . The end of each compaction stage is indicated by a visual and acoustic signal Extra features of the 33-T8532 programmable model - User defined compaction sequence for research work - Microprocessor controlled - Hand held digital control panel - Display in English. German. . Example: compactor model 33-T8502 plus upgrading option Noise reduction and safety cabinet 33-T8500/XUP. . which features all methods of the standard models plus the performance of the central blow prescribed by the French NF and Dutch RAV standards. . . 230 V. B Overall dimensions: 820x820x2165 mm A Weight (cabinet only): 180 kg 33-T8532. German. code number has to be followed by the code of this option. Selecting this option. NF. . .Compacted road base and subbase soils . French. . . etc. Detail of the hand held control panel. M 33-T8500/XUP Noise reduction and safety cabinet for Compacto 33-T8500 and 33-T8600 Series automatic compactors General description This research model is substantially similar to the standard model except for the more sophisticated compaction technique. Spanish and Italian. . At the start of the test cycle the operator selects the Standard (ASTM. 33-T8532. The display shows the current state of the test in real time. and Italian - Central blow conforming to NF and RAV standards General description All compactors can be supplied complete with the above cabinet. . Detail of the large 240x128 pixel display. Complete with rammer 50 mm dia. The end of each layer compaction is indicated by a visual and acoustic signal. . . Moisture/ Density relationship 33 Automatic Proctor/CBR compactors (continued) Programmable model  Upgrading options: Noise reduction and safety cabinets M 33-T8532 Digital programmable automatic Proctor/CBR compactor. . The complete arrangement (compactor and cabinet) has to be factory installed. the compactor is supplied without safety guards. .) and the mould size and the test automatically proceeds. . the control panel is fitted externally and the safety switch fitted to the cabinet door. Automatic compactor fitted in noise reduction cabinet 33-T8532 model Testing equipment for the construction industry 137 . French. The user-friendly software is set out in an easy to follow logical sequence through each stage of the compaction. . When ordering the compactor. The displayed information can be preset in English. 1 ph. 2491/4535 g weight.

.4 mm dia. The rammer portion is moved across the sample surface by a cogged gear whilst the mould rotates on the lower table 138 Testing equipment for the construction industry Mould Ø 152 mm . . Mould Ø 101. . This design makes maintenance extremely easy. . Distribution by central blow required by NF and selectable by software. Closing the doors all moving parts are shielded and micro switches prevent operation with the doors open. . . View with open doors. . . . . (6”) moulded specimens. . . The upper frame housing the rammer mechanism moves automatically angularly for the total surface compaction of the 150−152. Automatic Proctor/CBR compactors (continued) Compacto 33-T8500 series (all models). . Mould Ø 101. . .6 – 105 mm Mould Ø 150 – 152. .5 mm 33-T8500 Series with CBR mould.4 mm Compacto 33-T8532. . The rammer pick-up has a cam system for accurate height release and is made of highly resistant material for trouble free long life. . Distribution of drop pattern. . .33 Compacted road base and subbase soils Moisture/ Density relationship.

Shown with protection guards open. . by the control panel. Testing equipment for the construction industry 139 .4 mm Selection of hammer drop height: 300. See upgrading option code 33-T8500/XUP on page 137 33-T8612 with CBR mould. The operator can easily select. 305. if open. 457 mm Drop frequency: 30 blows/min Power: 900 W approx. complete with CE protection. . T180. . General description and specifications Automatic compactors allow uniform and correct compaction of Proctor and CBR (1) samples. 1990(2) NLT 107/91. . 111/87 (1) Conforming to AASHTO T193 only (2) For 100 mm dia. or user defined. The compactor is provided with a 2495/4535 g hammer with double interchangeable tip (50. 1 ph. B Dimensions: 521x403x1438 mm A Weight approx. M 33-T8614 Same as above but 110 V. . the hammerlifting device and the rotating mould table are fitted with safety guards that. 230 V. All moving parts. and the use of other make is also possible. M 33-T8613 Same as above but 220 V. . Maintenance and use operations are very simple. . EN BS and NLT standards (only for 100 mm moulds) simply by changing the hammer (33-T8500/2 – see page 136) and the drop height. . . . 450. . stop the machine automatically for operator safety. .: 140 kg Main features - Automatic control - Protection guards for operator safety (CE) - Noise reduction cabinet version available - Digital touch button console - Unique hammer lifting device to guarantee correct drop height - Easy use and maintenance - Modern and reliable design features to ensure long working life Available models M 33-T8612 Automatic Proctor/CBR digital compactor conforming to ASTM/ AASHTO.Compacted road base and subbase soils . 60 Hz. . moulds Control panel of the Automatic Compactor 33-T8612. The display counts the number of blows conforming to the select standard. . 60 Hz. . When guard doors are opened the machine stops automatically 33-T8612 Detail of the mechanical rammer sector face with the interchangeable circular face to compact both 6” and 4” dia. Moisture/ Density relationship 33 Automatic compactors (continued)  COMPACTO 33-T8600 Series Automatic Proctor/CBR(1) Compactor q STANDARD Conforming to: ASTM D698. . conforming to ASTM/AASHTO standards but it is possible to convert the 33-T8612 to. and sector face. moulds only Technical specifications Diameter of moulds that can be used: from 100 to 102 mm and from 150 to 152. D1557 AASHTO T99. 1 ph. .8 mm circular face. The compactor can be used with all 4” and 6” Controls moulds. . for 6” moulds). T193(1) BS 1377:4. . 108/91. 50 Hz. All models can be supplied complete with noise reduction cabinet. for 4” moulds. . the number of drops in conformity with the reference standard. 1 ph. with a simple modification of the mould base to fit the table of the compactor.

s33-T0087/6 Tamping foot 102 mmdia. . . . . . complete with 86-D2999 PC cabinet 140 Testing equipment for the construction industry . Weight 70 kg approx. 33-T0087/8 and mould  Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures Determination of compressive strength q STANDARD EN 13286-41. The following machines should be suitable to perform the test. . General description and specifications Used for the compaction of Proctor and CBR soil specimens. . 230 V. . . . Further description and technical information are given on pages 325 and 334 . . . . plastic trigger handle. s33-T0087/8 Shank 300 mm long 70-S16C2 Compression testing machine 250 kN cap. . Vibration compaction hammer / Compressive strenght of Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures  Vibration compaction hammer - New EN - also conforming to BS 1377:4 q STANDARD EN 13286-4 BS 1377:4-3. Using the appropriate tamping foot it can also be used for compacting asphalt in the percentage refusal density test (see page 391). 50 Hz.33 Compacted road base and subbase soils Moisture/ Density relationship. 1 ph. . and 33-T0087/7.: 7 kg The hammer is supplied without support frame and tamper which have to be ordered separately. . Power: 750 W Length: 445 mm B Overall dimensions (wxlxh): 104x430x270 mm A Weight approx. . Weight 2.1 kg 33-T8700 with 33-T0087/7 and 33-T0087/8 33-T8700 with 33-T0087/A. s33-T0087/7 CBR tamping foot 145 mm dia. 12390-4 The compression test on soil-cement mixtures cylindrical specimens can be performed with compression testing machines normally used for cement or concrete testing depending on the expected strength. Double insulated motor. Accessories s33-T0087/A Supporting frame for vibrating hammer.7. 1924:2 M 33-T8700 Vibrating hammer. . . . 65-L1232/C Compression testing machine 250 kN cap.

. .8 34-T0090/B5 Cutting collar 1 34-T0090/B6 “C” spanner. . . . . BS 1377:4. with both ends threaded to fit the base 3 or collar. . Moisture/ Density relationship 33 CBR mould and accessories  mould and accessories: EN 13286-4. . 152 mm IDx 50 mm high 1 34-T0090/B3 Perforated base plate 1. (kg) 34-T0090/B1 CBR mould body. . . . x 380 mm long 0. . Pack of 100 / 34-T0099 Straightedge. 1x150 mm dia. . . AASHTO. plated steel. x 50 mm high 7. 1 Two are required for the operation 34-T0090/B7 Tool for base plate.7 mm dia. 1924:2 version (1) sCode Description Weight approx. . To mount and to dismount the collar from the mould body. x 127 mm high 34-T0090/B2 Extension collar. 2 kg 2 34-T0095/C Tamping bar. . 150 mm dia.Compacted road base and subbase soils . 152 mm ID. 500 mm long / 16-T0080* Universal Proctor/CBR/Marshall extruder 25 * See description on page 46 (1) For ASTM. .4 86-D1800 Whatman filter paper or correspondent No. 2 kg 2 34-T0095/B Split surcharge weight. .3 82-D1694 Steel rule. NF. 12.2 34-T0094/B Annular surcharge weight. 3x30x300 mm 0.8 34-T0090/B4 Solid base or top plate 1. . To remove or mount the solid or perforated 1 base plate from the mould 34-T0091/B Compaction plug with handle. . UNE and UNI versions see pages 144 and 145 34-T0091/B 34-T0090/B1 34-T0090/B2 34-T0090/B5 34-T0090/B3 34-T0090/B4 34-T0094/B 34-T0090/B7 34-T0090/B6 34-T0095/B Testing equipment for the construction industry 141 .

ft. 230 V. Table capacity: 250 kg s33-T0063/3 14200 cm mould set 3 M 33-T0063 ASTM Relative density set.5 cu. .1 cm. (0. 1 ph. . 0.64 mm (0. Each part can be ordered individually. 0.5 kg approx. .33 Compacted road base and subbase soils Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures . ft. 1 ph.: 289 kg approx. Amplitude range: 0. The test set comprises: s33-T0063/1 Vibrating table having the following specifications: .063 mm). ft. . . mould and the set of two pouring devices. 230 V.05 to 0.p. Weight: 180 kg approx. 60 Hz.) . 1 ph. relative density mould set Weight: 37 kg approx. s33-T0063/1Y M 33-T0063/Y Same as above but 220 V. Weight: 180 kg approx. 110 V. Weight 1. .025 in. Vibrator type: electromagnetic . . s33-T0063/3 General specifications Same as the 33-T0063/A EN version except for the complete set which also comprises the 0.002 to 0. 12. relative density mould set Weight: 106 kg approx. s33-T0063/1 Vibrating table.m. Weight: 180 kg approx. Separate amplitude control panel . Relative density of cohesionless soil  Vibrating table ASTM version EN version ASTM D4253. or s33-T0063/1Z Vibrating table. Table dimensions: 762x762 mm (30x30 in. 50 Hz. 60 Hz. ft. 220 V.1 cu. 33-T0063 33-T0063/7 142 The set comprises: Testing equipment for the construction industry Vibrating table. This method covers the determination of the maximum dry density and water content of cohesionless materials when compacted using a vibrating table. 50 Hz. or M 33-T0063/Z Same as above but 110 V. 1 ph. 1 ph. 50 Hz. . Materials for which this method is applicable may contain up to 12% by mass fines (< 0.5 and 25 mm dia. s33-T0063/2 Used for the determination of the relative density of cohesionless soil for which impact compaction will not produce a well defined moisture-density relationship curve and where the maximum density by the impact method will generally be less than by vibratory method. The maximum particle size of the materials to be tested is 80 mm. 1 ph. 230 V.) . s33-T0063/7 Set of two pouring devices. Vibration frequency: 3600 r. This method applies to mixtures to be used in road construction. .5 cu. 60 Hz. 1 ph. s33-T0063/4 Relative density gauge set Weight: 2 kg approx. 4254 q STANDARD q STANDARD EN 13286-5 M 33-T0063/A EN Relative density test.) s33-T0063/4 Relative density gauge set s33-T0063/5 25 mm pouring device A Total weight approx. 60 Hz.

The apparatus consists of a “T” shaped handle connected to a load ring 1 kN (100 kgf) cap. . 24.40. and 4. A Weight approx. Pack of 6 M 33-T0165 Proctor penetrometer Used for establishing the moisture-penetration resistance relationship of fine-grained soil. Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures 33 Compactability/ Proctor penetrometers  Determination of compactability. to determine “Moisture condition value” and “Chalk crushing value”. .55.). The 30 degree end cone has 645 mm2 area (1 sq. A robust apparatus designed for use in the construction laboratory and incorporating rammer.52 mm Supplied in a wooden carrying case A Weight approx. 20. with max.79. TRL approved M 33-T0064 Moisture condition apparatus Used in the assessment of earthworks for construction by comparison of compaction characteristics at various moisture contents. 9.. and mould. MCV Moisture condition and chalk crushing value q STANDARD EN 13286-46 BS 1377. 12. .: 3. 5. . load pointer and of an extension rod with five 100 mm graduations.23. scale.54. . .22.07. 16. with max. in. Moisture condition value. . counter. 1 kg subdiv. A Weight approx.Compacted road base and subbase soils . 33-T0166 Spring type model Load scale: 0-55 kg. 6.83.5 kg M 33-T0166 Load ring penetrometer 33-T0064 Used for measuring the bearing strength and compaction degree of soils.: 4 kg Testing equipment for the construction industry 143 .: 55 kg 33-T0165  Compaction penetrometers q STANDARD ASTM D1558 Accessories s33-T0064/2 Fibre discs. Supplied complete with calibration chart. load indicator Diameter of interchangeable needles: 28.

Stainless steel woven mesh. 144 mm dia. (152. (177. 100 (150 µm). No. . .27 free fall height 18 in. .CBR This method is used for the laboratory evaluation of subgrade and subbase coarse materials in road construction. . dia.3 EN version ASTM D1883 – AASHTO T 193 – UNE 103-502 – CNR UNI 10009 sCode Description Weight approx. (4. . 2. (150. . EN version: Unbound and hydraulically bound mixtures EN 13286-47 sCode Description Weight approx. .4 mm) high 7.5 2.5 34-T0090/3 Filter screen. . 5x150 mm dia. .34 Compacted road base and subbase soils California Bearing Ratio (CBR).5 0. CBR equipment  California Bearing Ratio . . . AASHTO.see Compacto 33-T8500 and T8600 Series pages 136 to 139) loading testing machines with accessories.5 16 Spacer disc conforming to UNE standards Annular surcharge weight. 7. Rammer face 2 in. 34-T0098 34-T0099 34-T0097 86-D1801 Cutting edge Straight edge. Different models are available conforming to the various specifications in use. . . (61.2 mm). . . Pack of 100 34-T0091 515/ in. CNR version 144 Testing equipment for the construction industry NF version 34-T0095/F 34-T0099 34-T0096 .4 mm) dia.8 Plated steel. x 7 in. Split longitudinally on one side to permit easy withdrawal of sample 8. . 2. sliding weight 10 lb. 3x30x300 mm Solid CBR base Whatman filter paper.54 kg) 34-T0090 34-T0098 34-T0089 34-T0098 8 0.27 kg Slotted surcharge weight.8 mm) body height 34-T0090/1 Split CBR mould complete with collar and perforated base plate. etc. 7.3 1 / 34-T0091/1 34-T0094 34-T0094/F 34-T0097 34-T0099 34-T0095 ASTM. (kg) 33-T0071/E Large Proctor / CBR mould 8.8 mm) x 2.27 2. No. Same dimension of 34-T0090. . . UNE. The apparatus comprises moulds with accessories.416 in. UNI. compaction rammers (the automatic models are the same used for the compaction of Proctor moulds . (50.9 33-T0071/1 Perforated base plate 1 34-T0094/E Annular surcharge 2 34-T0099 Straight edge 0. (457. .8 mm) dia. 6 in. / 34-T0091 34-T0091/1 34-T0094 34-T0095 34-T0096 Spacer disc with “T” handle.27 kg Sliding weight rammer. (kg) 34-T0090 CBR mould complete with collar and perforated base plate. .

.8 34-T0090/B5 Cutting collar 1 34-T0090/B6 “C” spanner.Compacted road base and subbase soils . x 50 mm high 7. . . 2. . 150 mm dia. 2 kg 2 34-T0095/C Tamping bar. 12. 4. Pack of 100 / 34-T0099 Straightedge.8 34-T0090/B4 Solid base or top plate 1. 1x150 mm dia. 2. 34-T0089/1 BS Version. dimension as above 9 34-T0091/1 Spacer disc with handle. To mount and to dismount the collar from the mould body. .3 34-T0090/1. x 36 mm high 34-T0091/F Spacer disc 25.3 34-T0095/F Split surcharge weight. 152 mm IDx 50 mm high 1 34-T0090/B3 Perforated base plate 1. x 127 mm high 34-T0090/B2 Extension collar. 3x30x300 mm 0. Plated steel 34-T0089/1 Split NF CBR mould.5 34-T0099 Straightedge. (kg) sCode 34-T0089 NF CBR mould. 1924:2 sCode Description Weight approx. . x 380 mm long 0. BS 1377:4. To remove or mount the solid or perforated base plate from the mould 1 34-T0091/B Compaction plug with handle. 2758 cm3 cap. 500 mm long / 16-T0080* Universal Proctor/CBR/Marshall extruder 25 * See description on page 46 34-T0090/B1 34-T0091/B 34-T0090/B2 34-T0090/B5 34-T0090/B3 34-T90/B4 34-T0094/B 34-T0090/B7 34-T0090/B6 34-T0095/B BS version Testing equipment for the construction industry 145 . .8 34-T0094/F Annular surcharge weight. 3x30x300 mm 0.4 mm high 3.5 151 mm dia. . 2 kg 2 34-T0095/B Split surcharge weight. .7 mm dia.2 34-T0094/B Annular surcharge weight. . complete 9 with collar and perforated base plate. . NF P94-078. . . P94-093.3 kg 2. California Bearing Ratio (CBR) 34 CBR equipment (continued) NF French version. (kg) 34-T0090/B1 CBR mould body. . . P98-231-1 Description Weight approx.3 kg 2. . . . .4 86-D1800 Whatman filter paper or correspondent No.. 152 mm ID x 152 mm body height.3 82-D1694 Steel rule.3 34-T0098 Cutting edge 0. with both ends threaded to fit the base 3 or collar. . 152 mm ID. 1 Two are required for the operation 34-T0090/B7 Tool for base plate. plated steel.

01 mm subdiv. A Weight approx. . 800x600x550 mm . 34-T0092 M 34-T0093 Dial gauge tripod Used to support the dial gauge for monitoring the swelling of CBR samples. 0. . q STANDARD M 34-T0092/F Same as above conforming to NF standards Placed on top of the soil sample to enable monitoring of swelling. which may change conforming to the standard in use and the level of sophistication preferred. B Diameter: 34-T0092: 149. . Made from a special non-corrodable alloy.01 mm subdiv. Hand operated models for field use are also available (see page 154).3 kg 8 0. . .: 34-T0092: 1 kg. holes. . . .). digital data acquisition and software for PC connection.34 Compacted road base and subbase soils California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Immediate Bearing Index (IBI). displacement transducer. . . Finally. For instance. the specific model Series 34-T0106 can be equipped either with a standard load ring and dial gauge or with an electronic load cell. Capacity: 6 CBR moulds B Dimensions: .g.: 9. 34-T0107 Series (see page 150) - Universal “Uniframe” tester working either in speed or load control 70-T0108/E Series (see page 354) - Universal high capacity “Multiensayo” tester 70-S16C2 and 70-S17C2 Series (see page 334) All the above have to be completed by the suitable accessories. . 34-T0092/F: 150 mm A Weight approx. 34-T0092/F: 0. Manufactured from plated steel except disc of 34-T0092/F in plastic with 3 mm dia. which allows free water circulation. single speed . . . to simplify your selection we propose the above model complete with CBR accessories in the analogic version (see 34-T0106/A) and the frame only 34-T0106 to be completed with standard or digital accessories.2 mm (5 7/ in. . 680x490x540 mm A Weight approx. .: 0. Supplied complete with supporting base. . Specific model 34-T0106 Series. Marshall test). . Multispeed testing machine also used to perform other tests (e. . CBR equipment (continued)  Swell test apparatus Accessories  CBR Loading frames and presses M 34-T0092 Perforated plate with adjustable stem (swell plate) s82-D1256 Dial gauge 25 mm range.ex. . .in. . ASTM D1883 AASHTO T193 Introduction M 34-T0100/B Large soaking tank In this plastic water tank the CBR moulds are immersed during the swelling test.3 kg 34-T0100/B with CBR moulds 146 EN 13286-47 Testing equipment for the construction industry The CBR penetration test can be performed with different testing machines: . or s82-D1255 Dial gauge 10 mm range.1 kg 34-T0093 with 82-D1255.

for 110 V. . 60 Hz models add the suffix /Z after the code num 34-T0106/A with CBR mould 34-T0106 series in Digital configuration. Complete with 50 kN Loading ring. testing speed 1.(1) (1) For 220 V. The system shall include the 34-T0107/CBR test set and the 76-Q0802/C Digimax Plus data acquisition and processing system. The drive force is provided by a mechanical jack housed in the base cabinet.27 mm/min. 50 Hz. 230 V. The 34-T0106 frame can be equipped with a set of accessories to perform the test in digital mode.: 78 kg M 34-T0106/A CBR mechanical loading press.(1) M 34-T0106 CBR mechanical loading frame. which can be adjusted in height and locked in position with locknuts. 34-T0106/Y). Maximum load: 50 kN Test speed: 1. 1 ph.27 mm/min Max. . . . two channel version (also suitable for Marshall test). adjustable penetration piston and gauge.. .g. .Compacted road base and subbase soils . As specified. . . . 230 V. 1 ph. . 60 Hz models add the suffix /Y after the code number (e. the 34-T0106/A version include all accessories to perform the test: 50 kN loading ring. . 50 kN cap.27 mm/ min. testing speed 1. . 50 kN cap. 50 Hz. . . which also accommodates the motor and the electric panel. . fully described on page151 Testing equipment for the construction industry 147 . . . Frame only.. adjustable penetration piston and gauge. . ram travel: 120 mm Horizontal span: 270 mm Power rating: 300 W B Dimensions (dxwxh): 392x495x1194 mm A Weight approx. . . California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Immediate Bearing Index (IBI) 34 CBR Loading presses (continued)  CBR Loading frame General description Specifications (Continued) The machine features a rigid two-column frame with upper crossbeam.

50-60 Hz. A Weight approx. suitable for Marshall. . CBR and other load/displacement tests. . can be completed by the standard CBR accessories 34-T0103/3 Penetration assembly and by the 82-T1009 load ring which are however all included in the 34-T0106/A model but are listed here for possible use with others frames. CBR loading presses (continued)  CBR ACCESSORIES For the analogic configuration. . 34-T0104/81 Dial gauge holder. . . . . 1 ph. . . . dual channel digital display and processing unit. 60 Hz. 49. . dual channel digital display and processing unit. For complete description see page 152 M 76-Q0802/CZ Digimax Plus. 1 ph. . CBR and Indirect tensile testing (Optional: for more information see page 152) 34-T0103/3 including: 34-T0103/1. . 34-T0106 and 70-T0108 testers Including: Guide bracket Load cell adapter 50 kN load cell Connector load cell/accessory Adjustable transducer holder 25 mm electronic displacement transducer Adjustable penetration piston. with hardened surface is fitted with a locking collar and a threaded extension for the connection to the load ring. The dial gauge holder can be easily laterally adjusted to fit any type of moulds or reference anvil. . .8 kg  CBR TEST SET for the digital configuration M 34-T0107/CBR Test set to perform the CBR test in digital mode with the 34-T0107. . . As specified. 230 V. M 82-S1001 PC software MS Windows for Marshall. . suitable for Marshall.34 Compacted road base and subbase soils California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Immediate Bearing Index (IBI). T0104/7 and 82-D1257 (all assembly) 34-T0106 Frame only. . 110 V. and 82-D1257 Dial gauge The piston.6 mm dia.: 2. M 34-T0103/3 CBR penetration assembly including 34-T0103/1 Adjustable penetration piston. M 76-Q0802/C Digimax Plus. . To be completed with analogic or digital CBR accessories 82-T1009 148 34-T0107/CBR Testing equipment for the construction industry . CBR and other load/displacement tests. the 34-T0106 frame only.

. with hardened surface.45 kg M 70-T0108/2 Connector load cell/accessory A Weight approx. . .Compacted road base and subbase soils . . . . infinite resolution. M30x2 thread. . 25 mm travel.: 0. . . Description by single item) M 34-T0103/1 Adjustable CBR penetration piston 49. A Weight approx.: 1. .15 kg Dimensions 82 mm dia. . California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Immediate Bearing Index (IBI) 34 CBR Loading presses (continued)  CBR Accessories for the digital configuration (All included in the 34-T0107/CBR set. . . which can be adjusted conforming to the mould or to the reference anvil.: 2. M 82-P0375 Load cell 50 kN cap. .6 mm dia. . x 110 mm length.5%. M 82-P0375/C Adapter to fit load cell To connect the load cell with the ball seating arrangement of the 34-T0103/10 guide bracket. . A Weight approx.5 kg M 82-P0322 25 mm displacement transducer A Weight approx. .2 kg Linear potentiometric transducer. To fit the 34-T0103/1 Adjustable CBR penetration piston or compression device and to hold the displacement transducer. A Weight approx.2 kg M 34-T0104/81 Adjustable transducer holder 82-S1001 Draft of CBR test software. .: 0.3 kg 76-Q0802/C Testing equipment for the construction industry 149 . A Weight approx.: 4. . .: 0. Comprising a locking collar and a threaded extension for the connection to the load ring or to the load cell connector. accuracy ± 0.

SPLITTING TENSILE TESTS. . . motor and electronic controls. Marshall and various other tests .1 to 51 mm/min . Digital or analogic sensors . . vertical span: 800 mm (without accessories) Power rating: 1100 W B Dimensions approx. . MARSHALL. which is suitable for wide range of tests such as CBR. can be completed with accessories in the analogic and digital version as shown in the pictures. 50-60 Hz. . DIN 1996. QUICK TRIAXIAL. 34-T0107/Z). which can be adjusted in height and locked in position with locknuts. the load and displacement transducers have to be connected to the Digimax Plus 76-Q0802/C or 82-Q0806/C depending on the type of tests to be performed. . BS 1377:4. 60 Hz model add the suffix /Z to the code (e. UNCONFINED.: 110 kg N O T E Using the Multispeed 34-T0107 for the Marshall test too. In the digital version. 34-T0103/3 and mould conforming to ASTM and EN standards .34 Compacted road base and subbase soils California Bearing Ratio (CBR). capacity: 50 kN Testing speed range: infinitely variable from 0. Various testing software available 34-T0107 with 34-T0107/CBR and 76-Q0802/C (1) For the 110 V. The machine. D. . Fully variable test speed from 0. A limit cut-off switch stops the machine at the maximum platen travel. The base cabinet houses the load jack. . . .: 500x570x1300 mm (dxwxh) A Weight approx. . High versatility: full range of accessories available . BS 598. .1 to 51 mm/min Max. etc. Digital versions connectable to PC . CNR No. 1 ph. . Suitable for CBR. .1 to 51 mm/min. . Ideal for Road Testing labs .C. testing speeds adjustable from 0. ram travel: 100 mm Horizontal span: 380 mm Max. 34-T0107 150 Testing equipment for the construction industry 34-T0107 with 82-T1009. .(1) Specifications Max. . Immediate Bearing Index (IBI) CBR loading presses/ Multispeed  Multispeed tester q STANDARD CBR EN 13286-47 ASTM D1883. UNI CNR 10009 Marshall EN 12697-34 ASTM D1559.g. NF P94-078. 230 V. NF P98-251. . . 30 M 34-T0107 Multispeed compression tester 50 kN capacity. to avoid accessories duplication see page 383 General description The machine features a very rigid twocolumn frame with the upper crossbeam. . . Frame only.

For more information see page 393 Combined CBR and Marshall (to avoid duplication) 34-T0107/CM 76-B0033 76-Q0802/C 82-S1001 Test set to perform the CBR and Marshall test in digital mode with the 34-T0107 and 70-T0108 testers Including: . 1 ph. . dual channel digital display and processing unit. suitable for CBR. 76-Q0802/C CBR and Marshall test accessories for 34-T0107 Multispeed tester Analogic mode Code 82-T1009 34-T0103/3 Marshall Code CBR Guide and ball seating attachment 30 kN load ring with stem brake Compression device Stability mould Flow meter 34-T0103/10 82-T1007/F 34-T0104/10 76-B0033 76-B0034 Load ring 50 kN cap. dual channel digital display and processing unit. .Compression device . 50-60 Hz. . .25 mm electronic displacement transducer .Load cell adapter . (Optional. 34-T0106 and 70-T0108 testers Including: . . CBR penetration assembly including Adjustable penetration piston. Dial gauge holder. suitable for CBR.Compacted road base and subbase soils . suitable for CBR. 1 ph.50 kN load cell . For more information see page 393 76-Q0802/C Stability mould Test set to perform the Marshall test in digital mode with the 34-T0107 and 70-T0108 testers Including: . six channels capacity also suitable for Indirect tensile and Splitting tensile test (see page 418). California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Immediate Bearing Index (IBI) 34 Multispeed/ CBR and Marshall accessories  Multispeed tester (CONTINUED) Accessories to perform the CBR and Marshall test Introduction Very often this machine is used for both CBR and Marshall tests.Guide bracket .Connector load cell/accessory .Adjustable penetration piston Stability mould Digimax Plus. Marshall and other load displacement tests.Adjustable transducer holder .Compression device extension .Guide bracket . Marshall and other load displacement tests. . .Adjustable transducer holder .Adjustable penetration piston. the complete testing system: 34-T0107 tester plus the selected accessories.Load cell adapter . .01 mm For more information see page 148 For more information see page 381 Digital mode Code 34-T0107/CBR 76-Q0802/C CBR Code Marshall Test set to perform the CBR test in digital mode with the 34-T0107. . 50-60 Hz.Compression device Digimax Plus. .Adjustable transducer holder . .25 mm electronic displacement transducer . . . 230 V. three channels capacity for CBR and Marshall tests and 82-Q0806/C.Load cell adapter . 76-B0033 34-T0107/MAR Digimax Plus.Marshall and Indirect tensile testing. .Connector load cell/accessory . . 230 V.50 kN load cell . .50 kN load cell . This datalogger is available in two versions: 76-Q0802/C Digimax Plus. and dial gauge 30x0. In order to speed up your selection. 230 V. Marshall and other load displacement tests. PC software MS Windows for CBR.25 mm electronic displacement transducer . 50-60 Hz. 1 ph.Guide bracket . dual channel digital display and processing unit. For more information see page 152) Testing equipment for the construction industry 151 . . . In the digital mode.Compression device extension .Connector load cell/accessory . we also propose complete set of accessories to perform the above tests either in the analogic or digital mode. . shall also include the Digimax Plus data acquisition and processing system. .

producing the test certificates as shown in the examples. downloading data to PC by the RS 232 port. Displacement reading taken only above the pre-load input value and simultaneous display of load and displacement (Marshall test) - Simultaneous display of load. . . displacement. time. M 76-Q0802/C Digimax Plus. Marshall. and Spanish plus an extra language that can be input by the user by translating the various messages. and curves - File management including test display. . . The digital version can be completed by the 82-S1001 software for use with PC. test number. . French. and graph option - Permanent memory to store results 152 including date. which is fully described below. and Indirect tensile test with 4 displacement transducers General description This program is written to run in MS Windows for data acquisition. the calculation of test parameters. The Digimax Plus can be connected. . Firmware - Simultaneous measurement of load and displacement (Marshall test) or Indirect tensile strength in Gpa - Choice of language: English. and Italian - Input of operator name - Automatic or manual zeroing option. . . CBR and Indirect tensile tests with 4 displacement transducers. using the specific software (code 82-S1001). the Multispeed 34-T0106 and the 34-T0107 can be fitted with load cell and displacement transducer connected to the Digimax Plus data acquisition and processing system. to a PC and printer to provide. . 2 RS 232 serial ports for connection to PC and printer for real time transmission of data - No. load and displacement. . from Controls instruments used for Marshall. 10 keys membrane keyboard: No. CBR test data Window The minimum PC requirements are as follows: Processor with clock 500 MHz or better At least 200 Mb of free space on hard disk 256 Mb of RAM memory (recommended 512 or more) CD-ROM Reader 1 free RS 232 port Windows 2000 Professional or XP Recommended MS Excel Printer A4 format.34 Compacted road base and subbase soils California Bearing Ratio (CBR). 82-S1001 test selection menu M 82-S1001 PC software for CBR. . Hardware specifications - Microprocessor Hitachi H8S 16 bit - Chip clock calendar - 8 KB large permanent memory to store test data and results - No. 2 analogic channels: one for strain gauge transducer and one for linear transducer - Resolution of each channel: 130000 points - Large graphic display 240x128 pixel - No. . Testing equipment for the construction industry Example of CBR test certificate after export to Excel® . . via a RS 232 serial port. Italian. . weight and density of the specimen) and the test certificate. Uniframe model 70-T0108/A and 70-T0108/E Graphical and numerical display of acquired data in real or deferred time Input of descriptive data used to create a test report Saving and management of tests through single files Data export in MS Excel Language selection between English. . operator. 4 of which interactive with the specific software. . CBR/Marshall version As specified in the general description. the completion of the test data (client name. Spanish. . . French. print. test certificate to printer by the dedicated serial port. Compatible with Digimax Plus model 76-Q0802/C and 82-Q0806/C. German. delete single or all files - Calibration function using different coefficient for the two channels. Immediate Bearing Index (IBI) Data acquisition and processing for 34-T0106 and 34-T0107 CBR testing machines Introduction The digital versions of the above CBR machines include the 76-Q0802/C Digimax Plus system. . . test type. Load and penetration are displayed in real time on the large graphic screen together with the curve. by the RS 232 port.

Two channel for displacement transducers . 34-T0103/1 Adjustable CBR penetration piston 34-T0108/2 Connector load cell-accessory (For detailed description see page 148 and 149) The machine is fully described on Section 70. page 352  Multiensayo Main features . The machines. . Ideal for testing wires and reinforcement bars in tension . RS 232 port to download simultaneously to PC and printer . elongation and displacement controlled. . Unique low cost tester working on load and/or displacement control . . California Bearing Ratio (CBR) Immediate Bearing Index (IBI) 34 Universal testers suitable for CBR test (continued)  Uniframe M 70-T0108/E UNIFRAME. .01 to 99. . flexure. asphalt. .99 N/s. etc. Built-in firmware for CBR.01 mm/min to 51 mm/min and load rate controlled from 0. Marshall. . . shear 70-S16C2 with CBR accessories and 86-D2999 PC cabinet Testing equipment for the construction industry 153 . Extensive range of accessories and dedicated software packages available . For testing cement. 82-P0375/C Connecting adapter load cell/crosshead 82-P0375 Strain gauge load cell 50 kN cap. . . .Compacted road base and subbase soils . Graphic display available in real time . digital universal compression tester 50 kN cap. . Suitable for any compression test strain and/or load controlled . 50-60 Hz. Load and displacement control by closed loop logic . Can store in memory up to 50 tests . plastics. Frame only. . . general load and displacement control testing 70-T0108/E with accessories for CBR test Universal electromechanical testers 200 and 300 kN cap. CBR test accessories sCode Description 34-T0103/10 Guide bracket and ball seating.. load. can be equipped to perform the CBR test. wood. in compression. strain controlled from 0. . available in different versions. Two channel for load cells . . Large graphic display 128x240 pixel . . . 110-240 V. For more information please see page 334 . . . 1 ph.

Field CBR test sets/ Hand operated loading presses  Hand operated loading presses  Field CBR apparatus q STANDARD q STANDARD ASTM D1883. . This apparatus represents the most practical and economical solution when both laboratory and in-situ CBR have to be performed. . AASHTO T193. 40 kN capacity. . . Weight 4 kg 34-T0103/1 Adjustable CBR penetration piston. adjustable penetration piston 34-T0103/1. . BS 1924:2. . CNR-UNI. . . adapter 34-T0112/1. . 1x915 mm long. penetration dial gauge 82-D1257 and adjustable dial gauge holder 34-T0104/7. . . . Specifications 34-T0115/41 Datum bar assembly including two tripod stands and a 1220 mm length aluminium bar. NF P94-078. load ring 82-T1008. For fixing loading jack to a vehicle .: 70 kg 82-T1008 40 kN capacity load ring. Weight 8. 2 adapters. ASTM D4429. . . . . .01 mm graduation Used for the in-situ determination of the bearing capacity of soils used in road construction. NF M 34-T0114/A CBR mechanical loading assembly. . .5 kg slotted surcharge weight Accessories s34-T0115/9 Vehicle bracket. . . 1x305 mm long.5 kg annular surcharge weight 34-T0112/1 Ball seating for 34-T0112 A Weight approx. Total weight 33 kg Testing equipment for the construction industry 34-T0115/6 4. . BS 1377:4.: 55 kg 34-T0114/A with CBR mould 34-T0115/A 154 34-T0115/3 Set of extension rods: 2x102 mm long. . mechanical jack 34-T0112. . .: 360x240x1060 mm A Weight approx. . . . 40 kN capacity M 34-T0115/A Field CBR test set This system is obtained by the assembly of the conversion frame plus some components. Weight 2.5 kg 34-T0115/7 4. load: 40 kN B Dimensions approx. . . The complete set is housed in a strong carrying case and includes: 34-T0115/5 9 kg slotted surcharge weight 34-T0112 50 kN capacity mechanical jack. . . 1x610 mm long. UNI 10009 BS 1377:7. . . .2 kg 34-T0104/7 Adjustable dial gauge holder Max. UNI 10009. . . . Weight 7 kg 82-D1257 Penetration dial gauge 30x0. . . The assembly comprises the conversion frame 34-T0114. . which are part of the 34-T0115/A field CBR test set. . .34 Compacted road base and subbase soils CBR . .

. 82-T1001/F. . The plunger can be adjusted in height by a quick release device and the load can be easily applied by rotating the handle. Testing equipment for the construction industry 155 . . . CBR 34 Loading frames: accessories for Uniaxial and Unconfined compression tests M 34-T0112 50 kN capacity mechanical jack Used to perform in-situ CBR test.01 mm M 82-D1257 Dial gauge 30x0.: 8.5 kg M 34-T0114 Conversion frame for laboratory CBR test Used to perform the laboratory CBR test using part of the components of the 34T0115/A field CBR test set. 34-T0107 and 70-T0108/E testing frames Uniaxial compression test M 34-T0104/3 Lower and upper compression platen with spherical seat for compression tests Used to perform unconfined compression tests on CBR and triaxial loading frames. AASHTO T208.: 300 g Unconfined compression test q STANDARD ASTM D2166. .: 26 kg  Loading frames accessories: Uniaxial and Unconfined compression tests The load frames described in this catalogue can be equipped with many accessories to perform different tests and for connection to PC for data acquisition and processing. . . . . Made of steel protected against corrosion. .: 4 kg A Weight approx. . . . .: 120 mm 34-T0104/3 with 34-T0103/10. Consists of two platens made of plated steel with a spherical seat fitted to the top of the upper platen. .: 120 mm 34-T0103/10 34-T0104/9 34-T0104/4 34-T0104/7 82-D1257 34-T0104/4 with 34-T0104/9. . . Made of plated steel. The body. houses the worm and wheel. . . Consists of two platens made of plated steel. . 34-T0104/9 A Weight approx. . 34-T0106. . . . . . . or to be fitted to the 34-T0114 conversion frame for laboratory tests.01 mm M 82-T1001/F Load ring 1 kN capacity complete with stem brake device to hold the max. 82-D1257. Must be used with 34T0104/9 extension collar. . which is made from aluminium alloy. . 34-T0104/7. We describe as follows some of the most important accessories.: 5 kg M 34-T0104/7 Adjustable dial gauge holder M 82-D1255 Dial gauge 10x0. .Compacted road base and subbase soils . . Accessories to perform Uniaxial and Unconfined compression tests using 34-T0114/A. . . . B Dimensions: 360x240x1060 mm A Weight approx. . . BS 1337:7 M 34-T0104/4 Upper and lower compression platen 34-T0103/10 34-T1001/F Used to perform compression tests on CBR and triaxial loading frames. . . . . B Platen dia. The lower one is fitted with an adjustable datum disc for use with the dial gauge. . B Total height: 254 mm A Weight approx. reading Used as alternative to the 30 and 50 kN models for uniaxial and unconfined tests. 82-T1001/F Various M 34-T0103/10 Guide bracket and ball seating M 34-T0104/9 Extension collar Used to connect the load ring to the upper compression platen for compression and unconfined test. . 34-T0104/3 B Platen dia. . . . Must be used with 34-T0104/9 extension collar. A Weight approx.

two displacing collars 25 mm high. Specimen size 50x50 mm dia. two end plugs. . . Used to obtain an indication of the degree of compaction of soil used in road construction. Plunger . NF P98- 230-2 EN and BS version M 34-T0123 Stabilised soil mould test for fine and medium grained soils. . 34-T0123.34 Compacted road base and subbase soils Impact soil tester / . Specimen size 200x100 mm dia. . BS 1924:2. . . . . . Specimen size 100x50 mm dia. 35-T0133 The sets consists of the following: mould (50x50 or 50x100 mm). An essential trench control tool for all cable and pipe laying service contractors. . .Measuring range up to 102 IV (Impact Value) B Dimensions: 140x140x700 mm approx. M 34-T0124 Stabilised soil mould test for medium and coarse-grained soils. . Results can be directly correlated to the CBR test. 34-T0168/B 156 Testing equipment for the construction industry 35-T0128.Battery operated ( rechargeable) . 34-T0124 NF version (single items) sCode Description 34-T0123/10 Mould dia. The unique microprocessor in this Soil Impact Tester automatically checks all readings throughout the test and displays the fourth reading as the Impact Value. Set of two plug displacing collars . Each item can be ordered individually as proposed in the following table. 50x50 mm high 34-T0123/11 Mould dia. . . . two 6 mm high. Set of two end plugs .: 10 kg (34-T0123) and 53 kg (34-T0124) NF version M 34-T0123/A Stabilised soil mould test set for fine and medium grained soils. . . . . 35-T0129 . . No calculation and no need to record any readings other than the final test result. A Weight approx.: 6. M 34-T0123/B Stabilised soil mould test set for medium and coarse-grained soils. . . . The EN/BS set comprises: . . 50x100 mm high 34-T0123/12 End plug (two required) 34-T0123/13 Set of two displacing collars 25 mm high 34-T0123/14 Set of two displacing collars 12. . two 12. . . .5 kg q STANDARD EN 13286-53. Specimen collector. Strength of stabilised soil  Impact soil tester  Determination of strength of stabilised soil M 34-T0168/B Impact soil tester Two versions available: EN/BS and NF. plunger and specimen collector. Mould .Graphic display 128x64 pixel .5 mm high 34-T0123/15 Set of two displacing collars 6 mm high 34-T0123/16 Plunger 34-T0123/17 Specimen collector A Weight approx.5 mm high. Used to prepare specimens for determination of the Unconfined compressive strength of fine and medium grained soils. . . Specimen size 100x50 mm dia. .

The clear plastic 15 litres container is fitted to the cone with two clamps. .2 35-T0125/A1 7. . CNR No. kg Double cone Plastic sand jar 5 l cap. M 35-T0125 100 mm sand replacement complete set M 35-T0125/A 150 mm sand replacement complete set M 35-T0133 12” (304. The principle of operation is the same but parts and sizes are different. .5 35-T0125/1 4 35-T0125/2 2. .6 mm) sand density cone apparatus M 35-T0129 6. CNR. 2 plastic sand jar(1) 5 l cap. . . . CNR versions) sCode sCode Models (in. and metal tray M 35-T0128 4” (101. Weight approx. . . . . . .8 mm) sand density cone apparatus (1) Except the 12” model supplied with only 1 acrylic sand container N O T E In the 12”.1 Complete set Weight approx. See table. . Two versions are available: BS and ASTM. Metal base plate with flanged (rimmed) hole sCode 12”/304. 35-T0133 model. . .1 mm) sand density cone apparatus s35-T0127/1 Standard sand 0. 22 NF P94-061-3 Complete sets: double cone. Field density 35 Sand replacement method Sand replacement method-BS version  FIELD DENSITY q STANDARD Accessories The verification of the degree of compaction can be determinate on site by a simple procedure consisting essentially in removing and weighing a part of compacted soil and replacing it in the hole with sand by a simple apparatus recording the volume of sand and then calculating the density of the removed soil. 22 s35-T0130/8 Calibrating container. CNR No. This model is recommended for gravel and coarse-grained soil. 1924:2 Complete sets: pouring cylinder. .4 – 2 mm.5 35-T0126/1 Accessories s35-T0127 Standard sand 600/300 micron. . NF versions q STANDARD ASTM D1556. AASHTO. For use with 35-T0129 apparatus. .5” (165. The tray is made of plated sheet steel. .6 6.8 35-T0128 35-T0129 35-T0133 3 3 20 35-T1028/1 35-T0130/2 35-T0128/2 35-T0129/1 35-T0130/2 35-T0129/2 / / / 35-T0125. 50 kg bag 16 35-T0126/2 8.5 300x40 2 457x38 3 Testing equipment for the construction industry 157 . . AASHTO.) 4”/101. Each part can be ordered individually. baseplate. . M 35-T0126 200 mm sand replacement complete set Description and specifications The sand pouring cylinder and calibration can are made of cast aluminium and precisely machined.) 100 150 Complete set Weight (kg) Sand pouring cylinder Weight (kg) Calibration can Weight (kg) sCode 200 35-T0125 35-T0125/A 35-T0126 7. . . 5 kg BS 1377:9. . depth 187 mm. Sand replacement set parts (ASTM.5”/165. . calibration container and metal tray. 6”.7 13 27. . .5 35-T0125/A2 3. 35-T0125/A. . .Compacted road base and subbase soils . . .5 Density tray 35-T0125/3 35-T0125/A3 35-T0126/3 Size (mm) Weight (kg) 305x38 1./mm dia. the two cones are connected by a valve with pouring hole 25 mm dia. Supplied complete with 700 mm dia. . Sand replacement method ASTM. 165 mm. . Internal dia. . AASHTO T191. 35-T0126 Sand replacement set parts (BS versions) sCode sCode Models (mm dia. . .

. . . This method is similar to the ASTM D2167 apparatus but with a capacity of 3000 ml. a reversible rubber aspirator pump. . . .AASHTO . and 12 rubber balloons. . . . .35 Compacted road base and subbase soils Field density . Pack of 6 M 35-T0131 Balloon density apparatus Used to determine the in-situ density of compacted or firmly bonded soils. . . . a density plate 9 inches square. .CNR version q STANDARD 35-T0134 Spare parts s35-T0134/2 Spare reinforced 3000 ml membranes.: 6 kg Spare parts s35-T0131/4 Rubber balloons.5 kg Balloon method: ASTM . The test set consists of a graduated cylinder 1596 ml capacity housed inside an aluminium guard. . AASHTO T205. 6 reinforced membranes and 3 locking clamps. A Weight approx. Ballon method  Field density (continued) The principle of operation is similar to the sand replacement but the hole is filled by a rubber balloon where water is pumped. . . A Weight approx.5 kg Spare parts s35-T0134/A2 Spare 6000 ml reinforced membranes. . The amount of water can be easily determined by the graduation of the cylinder (model 35-T0131) or by the graduated stem (model 35-T0134 and 35-T0134/A) and then the density of removed soil.: 9. . Pack of 12 35-T0131 35-T0134/A 158 Testing equipment for the construction industry . . . which is then pumped into a rubber membrane mounted on the base of the cylinder. A metal cylinder is filled with water. CNR No. . Pack of 6 ASTM D2167. 22 methods M 35-T0134/A 6000 ml balloon density apparatus Similar as principle of operation and design to the 35-T0134 model. Two versions are available: the ASTM . . 3 locking clamps and 6 reinfored membranes. The apparatus is supplied complete with base plate.CNR 1. . . . . Balloon method: French version q STANDARD NF P94-061-2 M 35-T0134 3000 ml balloon density apparatus For the determination of the in-situ density of well bonded soil according to French specifications. . Supplied complete with base plate. The water pressure is controlled by a pressure gauge and the volume of the balloon is measured on the graduated piston stem.6 litre capacity (35-T0131) and the NF version 3 and 6 litres capacity (35-T0134 and 35-T0134/A). A Weight approx. . . . . .: 11. . . .AASHTO .

which is then removed. core cutter. The apparatus consists of a 5 kg sliding weight drop hammer. . which falls freely onto the driving head situated on top of the sampling tube. . . . . CNR No. . Weight 1 kg s35-T0137/3 Driving rammer for 100 mm dia. 35-T0144. . . Weight 150 g s35-T0144 Rubber mallet 50 mm dia. . 73 mm int. . . .: 10 kg Spare parts s35-T0135/1 Spare thin wall sampling tube. Field density 35 Surface soil samplers  Field density (continued) Surface soil sampler (core cutter)  Field density of undisturbed soil method: BS version In this method a sampling tube is driven into the soil to take a standard volume sample. 35-T0142. . Weight 100 g s35-T0143 Density spoon. The sampling tube is 73 mm ID x 66 mm high and is the thin wall type. 35-T0147 Testing equipment for the construction industry 159 . and dried and the density and moisture content calculated. 22 M 35-T0135 Surface soil sampler Used to take a standard volume sample from the ground in order to establish the in-situ density of the soil. core cutter set M 35-T0138 150 mm dia. . Weight 4 kg s35-T0138/3 Driving rammer for 150 mm dia.: 0. weighed. core cutter. level and remove the soil during the field density tests. Weight 1 kg s86-D1348 Lever lid tin 5 litres cap. Weight 1 kg s35-T0137/2 Driving dolly for 100 mm dia.5 kg The core cutter is driven into the soil using the driving rammer. The set 35-T0137 includes: s35-T0137/1 100 mm dia. Surface soil sampler (core cutter) method: ASTM and CNR version q STANDARD ASTM D2937. Produced in steel and plated for corrosion protection. core cutter. . core cutter. . Weight 13. . x 180 mm long core cutter. trimmed and weighed. . . Weight 600 g s35-T0142 Steel pointed rod. . .: 15.5 kg The set 35-T138 includes: s35-T0138/1 150 mm dia. M 35-T0137 100 mm dia.Compacted road base and subbase soils . 35-T0140. A stainless steel tube is driven into the soil and the volume is read on the stem marked from 0 to 30 cm3 . . Weight 2 kg s35-T0146 Density pick.5 kg for 35-T0137 and 24. . x 66 mm long. . core cutter set A Weight approx. trimmed. . A Weight approx. 35-T0141. .5 kg for 35-T0138  Field density tools Used to dig. . . . . Weight 1 kg s35-T0147 Chisel 300 mm long x 25 mm wide. Weight 300 g s35-T0141 Scraper. x 130 mm long core cutter. Two different versions are available: the ASTM/CNR and the BS 1377 apparatus. . Weight 1 kg s35-T0145 35-T0135 35-T0137 86-D1348 35-T0164 Hammer 300 g s35-T0145/G Club hammer. 35-T0146. . Then the core cutter is dug out. . Weight 4. 35-T0143. . .5 kg s35-T0138/2 Driving dolly for 150 mm dia. s35-T0140 Metal dibber. . dia. Minimum order: 6 pieces M 35-T0164 Piston volumeter q STANDARD BS 1377:9 An easy to use pocket device very useful to determine the in-situ density of undisturbed soil. Weight 16 kg A Weight approx. . Made of plated steel.

. M 35-T1161(*) Plate bearing test apparatus 50/100 kN capacity. . 200 kN cap. but can also be fitted with 100 kN capacity pressure gauge. See page 162 35-T1160 35-T1161 35-T1162/E detail of displacement transducers and data acquisition system 160 Testing equipment for the construction industry . 450. 1 dial gauge (CNR Version) Also including 50 kN range pressure gauge. 100 kN cap. div. hydraulic jack and datum bar assembly. or 12 V DC with the upgrading option 82-P0908/UP1. range 0-100 kN. 50/100 kN capacity q STANDARD ASTM D1194. the pressure gauge is replaced by a pressure transducer and the three dial gauges by three displacement transducers. . 600.5 kN s35-T1160/49 Dial gauge 30x0.Plate load testing. *N O T E These models are fitted with 50 kN pressure gauge as standard. .35 Compacted road base and subbase soils Bearing Capacity . 146 Introduction These test methods are used to estimate the bearing capacity of a soil under field loading conditions for a specific loading plate and depth of embedment (ASTM D1194) but also for load tests of soil and flexible pavement components for use in evaluation and design of airport and highway pavements (ASTM D1195. 3 dial gauges digital versions M 35-T1162/E Digital plate bearing test apparatus. the dial gauges and datum bar assembly. 92 and No. (see page 162)  50/100 kN models Analogic versions M 35-T1160(*) Plate bearing test apparatus 50/100 kN capacity. plate. . the hydraulic jack with hand pump and pressure gauge. 300 mm dia. Three linear displacement transducers 50 mm travel. The analogic models consist essentially of the load plate (or plates). .. 600 and 760 mm dia.. General description We propose different versions: 50/100 kN and 200 kN capacity with plates 300 to 760 mm dia. D1196 – BS 1377:9 – CNR No. Accessories s35-T1160/11 Pressure gauge for 100 kN jack. 300. loading plates 300. hydraulic jack and datum bar assembly. pressure transducer fitted to pump and Datalog data logger for data acquisition and display. 300 mm dia. . D1195. see accessories code 35-T1160/11. 230 V.. with analogic or digital measuring system. plate. 50 Hz. . and 760 mm dia.CNR No. .01 mm complete with support assembly digital versions M 35-T1161/E Digital palte bearing test apparatus. . plate Three linear displacement transducers 50 mm travel. . 230 V. 300 mm dia. . 300 mm dia. Pressure and displacement transducers are connected to the Datalog 82-P0908/A for data acquisition and processing. or 12 V DC with the upgrading option 82-P0908/UP1. 3 dial gauges M 35-T1163 Plate bearing test apparatus 200 kN capacity. See page 162 35-T1160 detail of dial gauge housing  200 kN models Analogic versions M 35-T1162 Plate bearing test apparatus 200 kN capacity. 50 Hz. plate.DIN 18134). 50/100 kN capacity  Plate bearing test apparatus.. pressure transducer fitted to pump and Datalog 82-P0908/A data logger for data acquisition and display. 146 . . 0. plate. Plate bearing test apparatus. 450. . D1196 . 92 and No.BS 1377 . In the digital models. 3 dial gauges Also including 50 kN range pressure gauge.

mm Pressure Dial Displac.. 146 method “b” BS 1377:9 1161/E 100 300 No. dia. 146 method “a” 100 300 0-50 kN No. mm approx (lxdxh) kg Standard 1160(2) 100 300 0-50 kN No. dia.. 146 method “b” BS 1377:9 300 450 600 760 0-200 kN No. pressure transducer fitted to pump and Datalog data logger for data acquisition and display. . 146 method “b” BS 1377:9 / / No. .5 / 75 x 0.01 div. Bearing Capacity . 92 ASTM D1195 ASTM D1196 Two cases 890x395x260 1450x440x165 CNR No. . mm Total Cases weight dim. 50 Hz. .25 kN 30x0.Plate load testing 35 Plate bearing test apparatus. . 1 2..05 0-700 600 mm bar 760 1163/E 200 300 / / No. 92 ASTM D1195 ASTM D1196 200 300 0-200 kN No. dia. 146 method “b” requiring other two dial gauges and supports (3) The Datalog 82-P0908/A is fully described on page 162 (4) Load plates 450. . mm 200 mm Two cases 890x395x260 1450x440x165 CNR No. plate Three linear displacement transducers 50 mm travel. . transduc. 3 No.05 0-700 mm bar Two cases 890x395x260 1450x440x165 CNR No. 3 No. 300 mm dia.Compacted road base and subbase soils . dia.01 div. mm 200 mm Two cases 890x395x26 1450x440x165 CNR No. 1 5.5 / 260 x 0. Plate(s) 35-T kN dia.5 82-P0908/A(3) 75 50x0. mm 200 mm Two cases 890x395x260 1450x440x165 CNR No.01 div. 3 / / 2.5 / 70 x 0. 50/200 kN capacity M 35-T1163/E Digital plate bearing test apparatus. 3 / / 2. . . Pressure Datum Datalogger gauge gauge transduc. 200 kN cap. 3 No. 3 / / 5.5 82-P0908/A(3) 260 450 50x0.. . 1 2.25 kN 30x0.. See page 162 35-T1162 Code Cap. . 600 and 760 mm are packed separately Testing equipment for the construction industry 161 . 1 / / 2. or 12 V DC with the upgrading option 82-P0908/UP1.5 82-P0908/A(3) 70 50x0.01 div. bar m range dia. 230 V.5 kN 30x0. mm 200 mm Three cases(4) 890x395x260 1450x440x165 2050x520x165 CNR No. .05 0-700 mm bar Three cases(4) 890x395x260 1450x440x165 2050x520x165 CNR No.5 kN 30x0. 146 method “b” BS 1377:9 1161 / / 1162 200 1163 1162/E 200 300 (2) The apparatus can be easily converted to CNR No. .5 / 260 x 0. .

and Spanish . hand pump and pressure gauge. or battery 12 V CC.Plate load testing. RS 232 programmable serial output B Dimensions: 295x260x150 mm A Weight approx. This assembly can fit load plates. Supplied complete with wooden carrying case. . Main features . Multitasking operating way . .: 40 kg Load plates and measuring bridges sCode Dia. pressure system  Electronic instrumentation for plate bearing test M 35-T0116/33 500 kN capacity pressure system M 82-P0908/A Including hydraulic jack 500 kN capacity. . .01 mm Dial gauge 10x0. Individual electrical calibration of all channels with trimmer correction of slope (gain) and zero point . Data storage of readings and test parameters . Italian.5 mm Interface: serial RS 232 B Dimensions: 120x172x100 mm A Weight approx. 500 kN Pressure system/ Electronic instrumentation 500500 cap. 50-60 Hz. .5 measuring bridge* * with 3 dial gauge supports (1) For 35-T0116/33 500 kN apparatus DATALOG – 8 channels data acquisition and storing unit. One channel is used for the pressure transducer (load) and the others for penetration measurements or other purposes. French. . 1 General description and specifications This advanced microprocessor apparatus is part of the digital version of load plate. ph. 0 – 700 bar 8 channels data acquisition and processing system Testing equipment for the construction industry . Large graphic display 128x64 pixel .35 Compacted road base and subbase soils Bearing Capacity . . 256 KB data memory . . 128 KB RAM memory . . 110-240 V. Software available for PC data acquisition and memory download . The unit can be connected to PC by the RS 232 port to process all data by the 82-P0908/SOF software (see accessories).: 1 kg 35-T0116/33 less carrying case Dial gauges sCode Description 82-D1259 82-D1257 82-D1255 Dial gauge 50x0. pressure system kNkn cap. .5 measuring bridge* 5. 50 mm travel Pressure transducer. A Weight approx. spherical seat. x thickness 35-T0116/22 35-T0116/23 35-T0116/24 35-T0116/25 35-T0116/271 35-T0116/39 35-T0116/41 300x25 mm 450x25 mm 600x25 mm 760x25 mm 300x25 mm 2. . datum bar dial gauges and electronic equipment listed below. Polynomial software calibration of all channels assuring excellent precision of the readings . Includes car cigar lighter cable 82-P0908/A M 82-P0172/A Serial printer Characteristics Print method: impact with moving head Font: matrix 5x8 Columns: 24 Paper width: 57.7 kg Accessories and upgrading option s82-P0908/SOF Data soft software and serial cable for connection to PC s82-P0908/UP1 Battery operated upgrading option allowing double power supply 12 to 24 V battery and mains. High stability of electric signals . . .: 1. 4 languages: English.01 mm Dial gauge 30x0. It can operate at 12 V cc using a normal battery (see upgrading option 82-P0908/ UP1) or mains.01 mm Accessories s82-P0172/1 Connection cable for RS 232 82-P0172/A Electronic equipment sCode 35-T0116/57 35-T0116/55 82-P0908/A 162 Description Linear displacement transducer. . 8 channels .

mm Total weight approx.01 mm Load plate dia. Swiss method q STANDARD SNV 70312 M 35-T0121 Plate bearing test apparatus. A Total weight approx. . 80-B0181 Testing equipment for the construction industry 163 . Weight 12 kg s80-B0180/B4 A hand pump with precision dial gauge 150 mm dia. 100 kN capacity. All parts can be ordered separately. loading plate M 35-T0121/B Plate bearing test apparatus. Weight 10 kg s80-B0180/A Benkelman beam apparatus. q STANDARD NF P94-117 M 80-B0180/B Bearing plate 600 mm dia. The apparatus consists of: s80-B0180/B1 An aluminium bearing plate 600 mm dia. . Complete with connecting hose. etc. The measuring bridge made from aluminium alloy. . Weight 25 kg s80-B0181 Wooden carrying case for 80-B0180 Note. and the typical “Y” measuring system well known worldwide.: 100 kg 35-T0121 80-B0180/B Specifications Loading ram kN Gauge range MN/m2 Dial indicator 30x0. is the lightweight and practicality in use. standards. CNR. kg sModels 35-T0121 35-T0121/B 100 0 – 0. . Calibrated in bar (0 to 3. Weight 11 kg Light alloy bridge for ease of location s80-B0180/B5 A carrying case for all of the above items except for the bearing plate 80-B0180/B1. and Benkelman beam test set apparatus Used for the determination of the static deformation of road pavement (EV2). loading plate General description and specifications  Measurement of a rolling The relatively lightweight and small dimensions of the apparatus make it very easy to use and to move from one place to another. 300 mm dia. The deformations are measured with three dial indicators so it is possible to verify the uniformity of deformation on 360°. with reinforcing ribs. load deflection by the modified Benkelman beam The main feature of this apparatus. mm Carrying case dim. which is available in the 100 kN and 200 kN cap. The remote load control and gauge are mounted on the pump and it is not necessary to go near the platen for recording the load. Weight 10 kg s80-B180/B3 An adjustable extension set with spherical seated foot. . Weight 30 kg s80-B0180/B2 A hydraulic jack 200 kN capacity.5) and in daN (0 to 10000). . is very light and has telescopic extensions so it can be positioned in a few minutes with minimum effort. it may be used instead of the 35-T1160-T1163 Series apparatus even if the requirement are slightly different. . . swiss method/ Modified Benkelman beam  Plate bearing test.8 3 300 1080x360x200 920x360x200 68 200 0 – 3. 300 mm dia.Compacted road base and subbase soils . Being the basic parameters of this method identical to those of the ASTM. version. 200 kN capacity. Bearing Capacity/ Rolling load deflection 35 Plate bearing test apparatus. .3 3 300 1080x360x200 990x360x250 85 80-B0180. BS. .

. Compaction test in ducts and trenches . Road construction . . The test method is suited for coarse-grain and mixed-grain soils having a maximum grain size of 63 mm. Testing of pavement bedding . . Dynamic deformation module of soils  Dynamic plate load test using the light drop-weight tester q STANDARD As per “German technical test code for soil and rock in road construction TP BF – StB part B 8. .35 Compacted road base and subbase soils Bearing Capacity . . in: 35-T0120 ZTVE–StB 94 ZTVE–StB 95 ZTVE–StB 97 NGT 39 Function Place the load plate on the prepared surface to be tested and position the loading unit on the load plate. the settlement is averaged.02 mm Temperature range: from 0 to 40°C Power supply: 4xR6 (rechargeable) batteries Specifications Loading unit Total weight: 15 kg Drop weight: 10 kg Max. as well as for soil improvement applications. Testing in locations not readily accessible .10 – 2. impact force: 7. . . Low tester weight . Quality assurance in canal construction . No vehicle required for loading. The test method may be used to determine the dynamic modulus of deformation of soil in the range Evd = 15 … 80 MN/m2.Plate load testing. Backfill of foundations .0 mm ± 0. Used for easy positioning of the apparatus 35-T0120 with 35-T0120/1 164 Testing equipment for the construction industry . Once the measuring routine is started perform three impact cycles for the measurement.3/1997” M 35-T0120 Light drop-weight tester Introduction The dynamic plate load test employing the Light drop-weight tester is used in earthwork and road construction to determine the soil bearing capacity and the compaction or consolidation of soils and non-cohesive subbases. . Further fields of application include: . . The dynamic plate load test using the Light drop-weight tester has been approved as an indirect test method for determining the degree of ramming. Following each cycle the meter displays the amount of settlement in millimetres. . Advantages over the plate load tester - Time-saving immediate evaluation of each measurement . Electronic gauge Dimensions: 210x80x25 mm Settlement measuring range: 0. . . . the loading unit produces a defined impact load and the overall amount of compaction (or settlement) of the soil under the load plate is measured. The drop weight is allowed to drop onto the spring element. . Upon completion of a series of measurements.07 kN Duration of impact: 18 ms Spring element: cup springs Load plate with integral acceleration transducer Diameter: 300 mm Plate thickness: 20 mm Total weight: 15 kg 35-T0120/2 Accessories s35-T0120/1 Transport cart s35-T0120/2 Base plate with magnet. Connect the settlement meter. Results can be printed out on a micro-printer or on a printer connected to a PC as necessary. The Light drop-weight tester being easy to handle is specifically suited for monitoring intra-company operations. Railway construction. and the dynamic modulus of deformation is determined and displayed.

metre scale. The cylinder has pressure points at different levels. Made from plated steel. . Soil permerbility/ 38 Constant and falling head apparatus Introduction The soil permeability is a very important factor to study the behaviour of soil in its natural conditions with respect to water flow. next 3 kg 38-T0184/A3. . air outlet and water outlet. . 2. . Made from transparent plastic and fitted with spray water inlet. .7 kg M 38-T0184/B1 Constant head permeability cell 114 mm dia. . . . 6+6 (blanked) pressure points. having 21. All these items are listed below. The wooden stand panel is fitted with four different glass tubes 1500 mm long. vacuum gauge and two manifolds of 3 and 6 lines. Dimensions 1150x200x50 mm. Supplied complete with bracket for wall mounting. . Comprises adjustable vacuum valve. . .. . .6 kg s38-T0185/3 Soaking reservoir. Used with the de-airing tank 28-T0491/A and the vacuum pump to collect the water condensation. . Weight approx. . Panel dimensions 1680x280 mm approx.5x6. Two different methods of testing are proposed: constant head and falling head. 2. 1 ph. Supplied complete with 2 m tubing. M 38-T0185/1 Falling head permeability cell General description and specifications The cell is made of plated steel and has an inside diameter of 100 mm.. outlet. Weight approx. It can be connected to a vacuum pump to saturate the sample before testing. 3 pressure points. Weight approx. 5. Manufactured from acrylic plastic. . Complete with 75 micron gauze. which have to be connected to the manometer stand and to the constant level tank. 3 kg s38-T0184/A3 Constant level tank. . .3 kg 38-T0185/4 s38-T0185/4 Vacuum control panel for permeameters.: 4 kg Accessories s38-T0185/2 Stand with 4 manometer tubes.  Weight approx. 2.Compacted road base and subbase soils . x 230 mm high approx. 50 Hz.. 2 m long (1) Rubber tube 16. . Weight approx. Two models are available: 75 and 114 mm cell nominal diameter. Weight approx. . M 38-T0184/A1 Constant head permeability cell 75 mm dia. 7 kg BS 1377:5 General description The apparatus consists of a perspex permeability cell mounted on a detachable aluminium base and head. and 3. .5 mm Testing equipment for the construction industry 165 . which has to be connected to a manometer stand. A Weight approx. . s86-D2064 38-T0185/1 with 38-T0185/3 and 38-T0185/2 dia. . . Weight approx. connecting tubing for the cell and attachment for wall mounting.5 mm inside diameter. overflow. Complete with inlet. Weight approx. As an option the apparatus can be completed with a suitable de-airing tank to fill the system with de-aired water along with a vacuum control panel. (1) As alternative it is possible to use the De-airing apparatus 28-WF4202 s28-WF0491/2 (1) Water trap. . The test is performed with a permeability cell. Used for saturating the samples in the permeability tests. Dimensions 250x155x160 mm. Weight approx. 3. water trap and vacuum pump. . 1 kg s86-D2001 (1) Portable vacuum pump. . . . During the test the cell is placed in a soaking tank fitted with overflow tube.7 kg Accessories s38-T0184/A2 Stand with 3 mano- meter tubes. . 8x300 mm  Falling head apparatus This method is particularly suitable for fine-grained soils such as clay-like or silty soils in the range of 1x10-2 to 1x10-6 cm/s. The first one is particularly suitable for relatively coarsegrained soil such as sands and gravel and the second is more appropriate for fine-grained soils such as claylike or silty soils. The base and the top cap are clamped with stainless steel rods. . . complete with overflow tube. . The metal stand comprises 3 constant bore tubes. 38-T0184/A1  Constant head apparatus q STANDARD s28-WF4220 De-airing tank 7 litres cap. Dimensions 230 mm dia.6 kg s38-T0184/A11 Tamping rod dia. nipple and connecting tubing. 2. 12. 38-T0184/A2. 230 V.

: 4. Aluminium panel. 300 micron average pore size. x 12. .7 mm thick. head. A Weight approx. specimens 38-T0180 and 16 kg for model 38-T0181 General description and specifications Used for both constant or falling head methods for determining the soil permeability. head with reservoir upright. a 100 cc pipette. filter baseplate.38 Compacted road base and subbase soils Soil permeability/ Determination of dispersibility/ . Wall mounting General description and specifications Used to control the water supply in the constant or falling head permeability tests on compacted soils.: 70 kg A Weight approx. adjusting height of constant head tank: 3850 mm B Dimensions: 1050x700x2000 mm A Weight approx. of a standpipe tube with scale and a stand to support the pinhole apparatus. water inlet or outlet. 10 m coil M 38-T0180 Compaction permeameter 4” dia. 100 cc max. and two porous stones 63.5 mm dia.5 kg Accessories s38-T0184/A3 Constant level tank s38-T0184/A5 PVC tubing dia. Comprising valve. The apparatus consists of a two section plastic chamber. including plastic tubing and valves. 38-T0179/B Max. M 38-T0181 Compaction permeameter 6” dia.: 3. A Weight approx. ASTM D4647 Certain fine-grained soils with high sodium content are highly erodible by the water flowing through them.5 kg Spare parts s38-T0186/1 Spare porous stone 63. Determination of dispersibility/ Compaction permeameters and stands / Combined costant or falling head permeameter  Determination of dispersibility q STANDARD BS 1377:5. 10x8 mm.: 8 kg for model 38-T0180  Combined constant or falling head permeameter q STANDARD ASTM D2434 M 38-T0186 Combined constant or falling head permeameter for 63.5 mm dia. Pack of 5 38-T0189/A and detail of 38-T0189/A 166 38-T0186 Testing equipment for the construction industry . General description and specifications Used for determining permeability to water of soil specimens (clay. The test is performed using the pinhole apparatus in which the flow of water under a high hydraulic gradient through a cavity in the soil is reproduced. complete with perspex tubes and graduated rules for falling head permeability tests and water tank adjustable in height for constant head permeability tests. a plastic funnel reservoir 55 cm max. sand. x 12. gravel etc. mould and collar.7 mm thick. a plated steel top with gaskets. M 38-T0189/A Pinhole test apparatus It consists of a cylindrical metal container fitted one end with water inlet and the other end with an outlet connection.  Compaction permeameters and stands M 38-T0179/B Permeameter stand. 4 cell capacity.).5 mm dia.