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walker-talker
09-04-2005, 11:30 AM
Looking at two different models, both under $100. Just wondering if anybody is using either one and how accurate they are. I know that Lesco sells a cheaper one for around $20 that uses a tube and a ball, but think I should have some a little better than that.

http://www.ambientweather.com/smskwi.html

http://www.ambientweather.com/newke20powim.html

Thanks
Matt

Garth
09-04-2005, 02:25 PM
I use a Kestrel 3000 and I'm very happy with it. It was a bit dear at $129.50 but worth every cent. It does wind speed, temperature, wind chill, dew point, heat index and relative humidity. Got it from Gempler's. I'm saving up for the 4000 but as I just bought a new sprayer, that plan is on the back burner. We have an Ag Inspector out here who is a REAL wanker so it helps to have all the bells and whistles so he has no way of violating you. He tried to get me and couldn't find a bloody thing wrong.

Killswitch
09-04-2005, 04:25 PM
We have an Ag Inspector out here who is a REAL wanker so it helps to have all the bells and whistles so he has no way of violating you.


lol....sorry to hear that. Ive seen em come and go. Right now we have a pretty laid back fair lady.

walker-talker
09-04-2005, 04:50 PM
Yeah...the 3000 is a bit more than I need. By law, only really need wind speed and direction. Therefore, the 1000 would suffice, but would like to know the temp and heat index out of curiousity. I am leaning towards the Skymate model though. I like the fold-up design of their model.