Essential Tools and Toys For Irrigators

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Kiril, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Here ya go boys, the chance to finally list your equipment has arrived.

    Feel free to also list the tools and toys you would like to acquire in the near future, as well as those you will not even consider.

    This is not intended to be a chest-thumping thread ... so don't make it one.
     
  2. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    Rain Master Remote & Remote Pigtail
    Flo-Locks (saw these last week and they are pretty cool)
    Station Master
     
  3. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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  4. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Reading glasses for the fine print
    Bent spoon for trenching
    5-gallon bucket (camo, of course) and stopwatch for flow tests
     
  5. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  6. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    521 , remotes ,volt meter
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    521 & Pulsar as well.

    Paperclip for cleaning out nozzles.

    Bread for when you have to install a double check, and the city water line doesnt stop leaking. Dam up the service line with bread, solder on new line double check, and then blow bread out the double check.
     
  8. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
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    Seriously this time:
    521
    Multimeter
    Shovel
    Valve activator

    Future wants:
    RM or Sidekick (I know, but I am a piker at heart)
    Moisture sensor like F-M's Aquaterr (that was some cool $hit)
    Walk-behind trencher
     
  9. mitchgo

    mitchgo LawnSite Silver Member
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    Stubby flat head
     
  10. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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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
     

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