H-60 Hand-Held Vane Tester

Geonor, Inc - Precision Instrumentation


geonor_H60The Geonor H-60 hand-held vane tester is a fully professional instrument for preliminary FVST investigations. Each unit is delivered with its individual calibration certificate. The authentic Geonor H-60 was originally developed in 1966 by the Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI). It has since been constantly improved by Geonor in co-operation with NGI and is used today in over 60 countries throughout the world.

Beware of low quality copies of the original Geonor H-60.


  • Preliminary field investigation of undrained shear strength of soft to stiff clays
  • Quick and easy to use, low weight
  • Direct manual boring down to 3 meters
  • Measurement range from 0 to 200 kPa
  • Delivered with calibration certificate

Technical Specs

  • The Geonor H-60 consists of three exchangeable vanes, extended by 0.5 m rods.
  • The instrument covers three ranges of measurement, 0-50, 0-100, 0-200 kPa, depending on the size of vane used: 16 x 32 mm, 20 x 40 mm or 25.4 x 50.8 mm.
  • The peak value is determined by means of the scale-ring, which has to be turned back to zero positi­on before each measurement. The instrument is sufficiently rugged to be used as a handle during penetration and retraction of the vane. To correct for the skin friction of the extension rods, dummy tests are performed with the rods only.).


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