I started making probes for privy digging almost 50 years ago. All the locals knew where to go for probes back then. Having dug 100s of privies & made 100s of probes through the following years my design and knowing what materials to use became apparent.
You will not find a higher quality or more effective probe anywhere.
One of the most effective ways to know what lies beneath the surface of the ground is with the use of a probe. Our rods are used to accurately locate: privies, buried objects or sampling & checking soil consistency.
With a little practice anyone can learn to use one in no time at all.
We manufacture our probes using a high quality spring rod. Our one continuous piece construction is available in lengths up to seven feet. The memory is so good that a twenty foot section bent in a circle will bounce back straight as an arrow. Try that with any other probe rod material.
Our probes have been featured in “American Digger” a national treasure hunting magazine.
Made with a technically advanced metal that's superior in rigidity and retention than any kind of steel. It allows our diameter to be smaller thus making them much easier to use. This makes a big difference with multiple advantages besides making them more effective:
Penetrates easier leaving a smaller hole
More easily used to greater depths
Cover more area in less time
- Lighter weight
- Higher sucess rate
Our probes are 100%welded construction and come with a long lasting carbide ball tip. The welded carbon tips are designed for extra long life and sampling dirt from as deep as the probe is pushed.
Our probes penetrate easy and are very effective. For general use we recommend four or five foot which are the most popular. Expierenced privy diggers know the importannce of longer probes to "follow-up" so we offer lengths up to seven feet. "Following-up" allows you go deeper to gauage depth and sample. Standard handle width is 10 inches, 3ft. and under is less. The narrow handle allows hands to be placed more over the center of rod making it easier and desgined to be used.