going to pull the trigger on a ground fault

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by CAPT Stream Rotar, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    locator..


    Don't want to spend much money but i know I have to...I hate used stuff and could of used one twice this week...


    pretty excited....

    it's the last tool i need in my arsenal to be a cut above the rest.
     
  2. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    I don't know how I ever did without one, especially in the heavily landscaped yards that I work on.
    Nothing better than to locate a fault within a few inches and only have to dig up a small area to repair it. :)
     
  3. Ground fault locator's are a must have in my book. Greenlee/ progressive is the one I'd shop for.
     
  4. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    580 forbythe armada 800


    Arrg
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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    get one of the reconditioned Dynatels
     
  6. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    you're looking for the armada gfl3000 cappy.

    i love my 573DL but if i had the extra bucks i would pick up a 3000 :)

    http://armadatech.com/groundfaultlocator
     
  7. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    what are your thoughts on the 800 if any jim?
     
  8. 1idejim

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    the pro-800 eddie?
     
  9. CAPT Stream Rotar

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    aramada or something like that.
     
  10. 1idejim

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    the pro-800 in the right hands has the ability to out perform any other irrigation specific locator that exists. i use mine more often than i would have ever guessed, i have found vertical well casings as well as 21 solenoids in the wireless broadcast mode. the broadcast mode gives me access to systems that i would have to wait for someone to unlock. i set up over the wire path and trace my way to a valve and go from there. wireless also lets me sweep for buried metal objects and utilities easily. as you might have guessed eddie i am very impressed with the broadcsast feature, more than i thought i would be.

    having both peak and null reception features allows for target identification and accuracy verification. i have to run right now but could go on for an hour about what i like.

    what don't i like, only a couple of things but i was informed that the new run of the 800 has addressed my concerns.

    Baxter Black show in redding tonight
     

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