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Old 01-27-2009, 09:22 AM
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Two bent flags to do locates with.
Oh yeah, and a Rigid Seektech SR-20.
That line locater is pretty cool. Does it work on non-metallic objects?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:18 AM
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I walk up with these in hand
Irritool has:
small flat screwdrive
large flat screw driver
phillips head screw driver
hex key for PGP adjustments
hex key for toro adjustment
paperclip size "poker" for clearing nozzles
punch for making a hole for emitters

and the Knipex pliers

And for the cold weather guys, a quick trigger torch is a must for repairing cracked copper and brass
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:36 AM
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Essential Scheduling Tools
  1. Soil sampler
  2. Soil profiler
  3. Brown probe
  4. Soil moisture probe with GPS tracking (in lieu of catch cans)
  5. Soil temperature probe
  6. pH/EC meter
  7. Infiltrometer
  8. Penetrometer (brown probe works here if you don't need a value)
  9. Stop watch
  10. Camera
  11. Compass
  12. Measuring wheel
  13. Field computer

Now for the really anal scheduling stuff
  1. Soil moisture probe(s) with data logger
  2. Psychrometer
  3. Porometer
  4. Theodolite
  5. Albedometer
You must have a very large carrying case.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:39 AM
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Essential Scheduling Tools
  1. Soil sampler
  2. Soil profiler
  3. Brown probe
  4. Soil moisture probe with GPS tracking (in lieu of catch cans)
  5. Soil temperature probe
  6. pH/EC meter
  7. Infiltrometer
  8. Penetrometer (brown probe works here if you don't need a value)
  9. Stop watch
  10. Camera
  11. Compass
  12. Measuring wheel
  13. Field computer

Now for the really anal scheduling stuff
  1. Soil moisture probe(s) with data logger
  2. Psychrometer
  3. Porometer
  4. Theodolite
  5. Albedometer
I thought no chest pounding.

I don't have enough mileage on my RM remote to say it is my favorite yet. I do have extensive experience on the end of my trenching shovel and behind the mini skid. I spend a lot of time in dirt. I like my felcos for cutting out roots, clipping zip ties, wire, string, etc. My tools are very blue color. I want to get a 521 next.

Outside of irrigation/landscaping tools I would have to say my digital camera and notebook are my most used tools.
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:40 AM
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Kind of difficult to imagine not having a push-button torch....
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:42 AM
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Kind of difficult to imagine not having a push-button torch....
For what, to light a doobie?
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Old 01-27-2009, 10:43 AM
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I walk up with these in hand
Irritool has:
small flat screwdrive
large flat screw driver
phillips head screw driver
hex key for PGP adjustments
hex key for toro adjustment
paperclip size "poker" for clearing nozzles
punch for making a hole for emitters

and the Knipex pliers

And for the cold weather guys, a quick trigger torch is a must for repairing cracked copper and brass
My auto mechanic was ranting and raving about his Knipex pliers last week and said that he couldn't understand how I could operate with just channel locks.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:47 AM
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I had a hard time pronouncing half of Kiril's list.

For me, i have/need the basic hand tools, channel locks, and a locator.
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:09 PM
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Kind of difficult to imagine not having a push-button torch....
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For what, to light a doobie?
What, you rub two sticks together?
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Old 01-27-2009, 12:11 PM
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I was eying up one of those Ditch Witch Zahns at our convention last month. I know there's a thread on them from a year or so back. Anyone tried one since?
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