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sprinklertech
06-03-2008, 01:55 PM
Has anyone ever heard and used the pro-tech 700 wire and valve locator. If so, I was hoping you could give some input. I was laid off from a company I had been with for 8 years building their irrigation division. I don't think I want to work for someone again. I have a couple jobs lined up and 1 consist of the need for a wire tracker.

Mike Leary
06-03-2008, 02:26 PM
Has anyone ever heard and used the pro-tech 700 wire and valve locator. If so, I was hoping you could give some input. I was laid off from a company I had been with for 8 years building their irrigation division. I don't think I want to work for someone again. I have a couple jobs lined up and 1 consist of the need for a wire tracker.

Link?......

Waterit
06-03-2008, 03:10 PM
The link is... IRRIGATIONTV!!! BOOFOOT's the guy with the Pro Tech locators!

Check it out:

http://valvelocatorandwiretracker.ning.com/profile/ValveLocator

Mike Leary
06-03-2008, 03:21 PM
Let's not revisit that one, you guys had enough fun with him a while ago.:laugh:

Waterit
06-03-2008, 03:23 PM
Let's not revisit that one, you guys had enough fun with him a while ago.:laugh:

But I'm serious - I googled "Pro Tech Valve Locator" and that's what I found...

Follow the link and you'll see...

Mike Leary
06-03-2008, 03:27 PM
But I'm serious - I googled "Pro Tech Valve Locator" and that's what I found...

Follow the link and you'll see...

I'm afraid I'll smash my laptop if I follow it. ::::keeps trusty 521::::

WalkGood
06-03-2008, 03:46 PM
::::keeps trusty 521::::


Link???? :rolleyes:

Mike Leary
06-03-2008, 03:50 PM
Link???? :rolleyes:

:laugh::laugh::laugh:

irrig8r
06-03-2008, 04:44 PM
I don't think Boofoot is behind it... he's just a distributoras far as i can tell.

The guy's name was... Bruce Nelson. And they recently changed the name from Pro-Tech Equipment to Armada, and came out with the 700 to replace the 600, and moved from Arizona to Michigan...

It kinda sucks because my 600 was purchased only about a month ago, and they didn't tell me they were changing it... though it's up to a hundred bucks more now.

Do a search on "Armada Technologies Pro-700 Irrigation Pipe Wire Cable Locator" and you can find one for or so $569 at various online sources. Boofoot wants $599 for it.

Mike Leary
06-03-2008, 04:49 PM
Which kinda sucks because my 600 was purchased only about a month ago, and they didn't tell me they were changing it...

What's the diff?

DanaMac
06-03-2008, 09:45 PM
A better locator? My sharpshooter shovel. Had to find two boxes yesterday covered in the grass. took 20 minutes. Both my guys have a 521, used once this year, less than 10 times in 5-8 years. No way I'm buying one for my truck. And of course what was I looking for? A shorted WeatherMatic solenoid..... Only company here that does mainlines and multiple valves uses WeatherMatic and 6" econo boxes.

irrig8r
06-03-2008, 10:40 PM
Supposedly "advanced" circuitry that filters out other AC interference better, and I think a larger analog display... but, mine works fine.

I think they officially stopped selling the 600, but I wouldn't be surprised if you could find one on their ebay store. They had factory demos going for $350.

irrig8r
06-03-2008, 10:41 PM
A better locator? My sharpshooter shovel. Had to find two boxes yesterday covered in the grass. took 20 minutes. Both my guys have a 521, used once this year, less than 10 times in 5-8 years. No way I'm buying one for my truck. And of course what was I looking for? A shorted WeatherMatic solenoid..... Only company here that does mainlines and multiple valves uses WeatherMatic and 6" econo boxes.

Transplanted Texans?

DanaMac
06-03-2008, 11:01 PM
Transplanted Texans?

Could be. But they are the oldest company in town I think.

irrig8r
06-03-2008, 11:37 PM
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FIMCO-MEISTER
06-04-2008, 06:53 AM
Could be. But they are the oldest company in town I think.

Texans settled in CO during one of our many famous migrations. We take our 6" valve boxes with us everywhere.

DanaMac
06-04-2008, 07:17 AM
Texans settled in CO during one of our many famous migrations. We take our 6" valve boxes with us everywhere.

Damn nomads.

AI Inc
06-04-2008, 07:25 AM
Rumur has it they eat their pancakes one at a time instead of stacking ( minifolding ) them too!

Wet_Boots
06-04-2008, 08:53 AM
Pancakes are one item where your mileage can vary depending on location. To me, a "short stack" is two regular (about 5 inch) pancakes. On a cross-country trip, a short stack in Nebraska was three frisbee-sized behemoths (regular order was five such)

DanaMac
06-04-2008, 08:54 AM
Rumur has it they eat their pancakes one at a time instead of stacking ( minifolding ) them too!

Now that is damn funny :laugh:

Tom Tom
06-04-2008, 09:07 AM
Rumur has it they eat their pancakes one at a time instead of stacking ( minifolding ) them too!

and on separate plates around the table:laugh:

AI Inc
06-04-2008, 12:01 PM
and on separate plates around the table:laugh:

When they are done eating one they have to go search for the next one.

Pancake locator?