The 10 Ton Portable Cone Penetrometer Test (CPT) hydraulic load frame is the lightest, smallest, most portable hydraulic CPT unit available. The hydraulic power pack and the hydraulic cylinders are independent and coupled by hydraulic quick disconnects. The aluminum twin cylinders and power pack weigh only 195 kg (430 lbs) and 160 kg (355 lbs) respectively. They are designed so that the handle weight is less than 10 kg (25 lbs) when tilted for travel. The large tires, 40 cm (16') in diameter and 10 cm (4') wide make each unit easy to roll. The twin cylinders are coupled by a platen that can push/pull digital electronic or mechanical cones and water or soil samplers.