Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence Geotechnical Science and Engineering

Additional Features

The testing facility also includes a portable testing unit comprising a 10 ton capacity load frame and an independent hydraulic power pack. The load frame is anchored to the ground using four screw anchors, which are installed using the power pack and a purpose built auger driver.

The portable unit can be transported by hand or by a track mounted machine or Bob-Cat to access soft terrain. The portable unit offers a convenient means for undertaking cone penetration testing in areas of difficult access.