Shelby Tubes

Shelby Tubes

  • Thin-walled
  • Hollow stell tubes
  • 16 gauge steel

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Shelby tube samplers are thin-walled, hollow steel tubes, which are driven into the ground to extract a relatively undisturbed soil sample for use in laboratory tests used to determine density, permeability, compressibility and strength.


Each tube has one end that is chamfered to form a cutting edge and the upper end includes holes for securing the tube to a drive head.

Shelby tubes are useful for collecting soils that are particularly sensitive to sampling disturbance, including fine cohesive soils and clays. The tubes can also be used to transport samples back to the lab as well.


Note: Size is OD. All tubes are 16 gauge steel.

3" and 5" tubes are galvanized

Product Options

Part Number & Name
H-4210.230
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 2" dia x 30" long, (wt. 2.5 lbs)
H-4210.236
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 2" dia x 36" long, (wt. 3.2 lbs)
H-4210.253
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 2.5" dia x 30" long, (wt .4.2 lbs)
H-4210.256
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 2.5" dia x 36" long, (wt .5.5 lbs)
H-4210.10
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3" dia x 10" long, galvanized, (wt .1.9 lbs)
H-4210.12
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3" dia x 12" long, galvanized, (wt. 1.9 lbs)
H-4210.18
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3" dia x 18" long, galvanized, (wt. 3.0 lbs)
H-4210.24
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3" dia x 24" long, galvanized, (wt. 3.8 lbs)
H-4210.30
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3" dia x 30" long, galvanized, (wt. 5.1 lbs)
H-4210.36
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3" dia x 36" long, galvanized, (wt. 6.2 lbs)
 H-4210.353
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3.5" dia x 30" long, (wt. 5.5 lbs)
 H-4210.356
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 3.5" dia x 36" long, (wt. 6.3 lbs)
 H-4210.524
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 5" dia x 24" long, galvanized, (wt. 11.8 lbs)
H-4210.530
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 5" dia x 30" long, galvanized, (wt. 17.5 lbs)
 H-4210.536
Shelby Tubes Shelby Tubes, 5" dia x 36" long, galvanized, (wt. 19.5 lbs)