Environmental Monitoring Equipment & Supplies • Sales, Rental & Service by Enviro-Equipment — Charlotte, North Carolina USA

  • Core samples are collected in 20" plastic liner tubes and held in place by eggshell sample retainers (both sold separately).
  • For shallow coring in fresh, salt, or brackish waters.
  • Extension rods available for coring in waters up to 15 feet deep.

NOTICE: The rental does not include liner tubes or eggshell catchers.  Please see the accessories section for pricing.

Title Daily Rate Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
Wildco Hand Corer (Sludge Sampler) Rental $45.00 $130.00 $375.00

Wherever you can wade, float or find a dock, you can use the Wildco® hand corer! Here is a low-cost, foolproof sampler especially intended for shallow coring in fresh, salt, or brackish waters. Use is simplicity itself: merely push it into bottom sediments using handles on the head assembly. After the corer penetrates the bottom, twist or pull it free to retrieve your sample.

In deeper water, you can attach a 5 - 15 foot long extension handle to the head. In deeper water, you can drop it by attaching a line to a clevis located on the head assembly between the handles. If you need more penetration, clamp the auxiliary weight to the core tube. The hand corer works by creating a partial vacuum, which holds the sample in place and helps prevent washout. As the tube is pulled up, the polyurethane flutter valve on the head assembly tightly seals the upper end of the sampler.

As long as the bottom end of the tube is 2-3" (50-75 cm) under water, the corer will hold. New CAB sample liners and eggshell sample retainers are available at additional cost.

Items Included:
  • Wildco Hand Corer
  • Flutter Valve and Handles
  • Stainless Steel Nose-Piece
  • Carrying Case

Available on Request:

  • (3) 5ft. Extension Rods
  • Extension Handle

Items and Materials

316 stainless steel head assembly with 2 removable handles, screw pin clevis and polyurethane flutter valve


Optional extension handle and weights

Core Tube

Threaded on both ends

Nose Piece

316 stainless steel or plastic available