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Pocket anemometers

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by irrig8r, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  2. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    What do you mean? I have the 4500.
     
  3. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
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    They are good enough to use for foot launched airfoils.
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  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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    Basically, what I mean is...

    Are they a reliable brand?

    Are they a good value?

    And why would I want one model over another?
     
  5. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  6. txirrigation

    txirrigation LawnSite Senior Member
    from Texas
    Posts: 977

    At 5mph you can hear leaves rustling in the trees.

    At 10mph it will begin to slightly move leaves across grass.

    The EPA WaterWise standard is 7 (or8?) MPH
     
  7. grassman177

    grassman177 LawnSite Fanatic
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    Just call time and temp,lol
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  8. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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    Are they a reliable brand?

    Haven't had any problems with it even after dropping it a couple of times. Bluetooth software is spotty at best with Win7, however I have not checked recent versions to see if they fixed it. Changing batteries is a bit of a pain. Also, the unit is always on even when it is off ... found that out the hard way.​

    Are they a good value?

    Yes​

    And why would I want one model over another?

    Features mostly. The only unit that does wind speed and direction along with data logging and uploading to a computer is the 4500.​

    Do you use all the features? http://www.nkhome.com/kestrel/kestrel-4500/

    Not even close, but I have used many of them.​
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2012
  9. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    Sweet, sonny. :clapping:
     

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