Figure 2: Installing the shear plate
• The casing
is pressed 1 m into the soil and a working pit is excavated.
• The top plate is removed
and the grass of the lysimeter is covered with cardboard
and soil. Another steel plate is fixed on the top of the
• A stainless steel plate with the sharpened
cutting edge at the head for shearing off soil is put into
the pit. First, it is pressed underneath the vessel, then
the container is pulled on the plate, see figure 2.