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reb12
01-13-2007, 09:48 PM
Anyone know if Tempo, now Textron can fix a wire tracker for cheap? Mine works, but the signal is weak. new batteries did not solve the problem so I hope I can send it in for repair. It's an 85 vintage Progressive. Anyone ever go through this and if so, what do they charge to repair these?

Repairs
01-13-2007, 09:55 PM
I've had mine fixed in the past, but don't expect it cheap. It has been several years but I think they had a 65.00 minimum. I would fully expect a minimum of $100.00 now. Write what you want done on a piece of paper including your tel number and send it here -- progressive electronics inc. 325 South El Dorado Mesa, Arizona 85202. If you want to pay more, any Ewing Irrigation will fix it for you, by sending it there and upcharging you 20%.

reb12
01-13-2007, 09:59 PM
thanks Repairs, so progressive is still in business and repairing these. I thought Tempo took them over, and then Texton.

Repairs
01-13-2007, 10:22 PM
They did, but the same address still applies.

Dirty Water
01-13-2007, 11:03 PM
If your signal is weak, you should check to make sure the ground wire isn't broken.

txgrassguy
01-13-2007, 11:42 PM
One problem with the old analog Progressives is the capacitor "pot" - really just a large heat sink - cracking from use and changing the characteristics of the signal.
The only real way to have it repaired is to return it to Progressive.
Typically the "average repair" will run from $125 and up - it is listed as their basic repair.
However, factor this into a $750.00 price new when deciding a repair.
I have sent mine back twice now and will one more time before up-grading to a digital processor.