Its time for a new locator!

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Bigred350, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well its time for a new line/valve locater. Who has the best price on them.

    Whats the difference between the pro-700 and the greenlee 521a
     
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2010
  2. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    as far as i know the 700 and 521 have different filters.


    what's wrong with the old locator?
     
  3. Bigred350

    Bigred350 LawnSite Senior Member
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    Well my old locater is just old..... Its about 8 years a old and I figured its about time for a upgrade. And it seems latley its not doing it job like it used to. I have put new battteries in it as well.
     
  4. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    Heaven forbid I ever have to buy a twenty buck battery for a thousand-dollar locator. I'd trash it first ;)
     
  5. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    what do you have?

    i would like to see you buy a new locator but you do have a few options besides just throwing your's away.
     
  6. Some Sprinkler Guy

    Some Sprinkler Guy LawnSite Member
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    Uh, I have several 521's that are 10 plus. I send them in to get serviced every few years.

    There just like new but cheaper!
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  7. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    i'm with the sprinkler guy on this, if you want to spend some cash get a GFL, TDR or a leakage clamp meter to expand your locating service's.
     
  8. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
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    Yep , $125 for the rebuild. Mine are both 10 + yrs.
     
  9. Sprinkus

    Sprinkus LawnSite Silver Member
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    Here's a fairly inexpensive locator.
    This is the more expensive one that I use.

    And just 'cause I'm in a good mood.....
    Check where the connector wires go into your old locator. Sometimes the stranded wires get broken where the strain reliefs are.
    Doesn't take much to cut off the bad part and resolder the wires to the circuit board.
     
  10. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    This is the more expensive one that I use.

    And just 'cause I'm in a good mood.....
    Check where the connector wires go into your old locator. Sometimes the stranded wires get broken where the strain reliefs are.
    Doesn't take much to cut off the bad part and resolder the wires to the circuit board.[/QUOTE]

    sprinkus, do you locate valves with the rigid?

    the low range of freqs give you an advantage over others on GF and utilities, my dynatel affords me the same luxuries.

    did you get training? metrotech called me about their new tools, they give you lifetime training as a pitch.
     

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