The 9580-VTR PowerProbe is a versatile drill rig that can be used in environmental and geotechnical applications for collecting soil and groundwater samples, installing piezometers and performing subsurface injections.It is powered by a tier 4, 60-horsepower John Deere liquid-cooled diesel engine, which has increased diesel fuel storage to 30 gallons. The auger and hammer system has hydraulic pivot and locking systems. The hammer, auger motor, winch and auto-drop can all be positioned over the same borehole without realigning or repositioning the machine. The auto-drop hammer has improved hammering capabilities and functionality, and the 3,000-pound hydraulic hi-speed winch requires less operator attention. The rig also features a stronger mast with a larger foot for increased stability. It has a more compact height and width, as well as a fully equipped weight under 12,000 pounds with a lower center of gravity. AMS has added a new hydraulic tooling rack with increased rod carrying capacity, a multi-functioning dozer blade and an all-new control panel that allows drillers to run everything from a single position.