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Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Armadillolawncare, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    I just bought a 521 by Greenlee. Can anybody tell me the differences between the Greenlees and Tempos and Progressives? They all appear to have the same features.

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    Did you get a 521 or a 521A? The "A" model is the new and improved version.
  3. Armadillolawncare

    Armadillolawncare LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 570

    I got a 521A by Greenlee. It cost me $340.00 on ebay. The description given says it looks new and never used. The pictures also appear that way.

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    I think one company bought the other company's rights to the patent, and so on. They are the same instrument, just with a different manufacturers. Sounds like you got a good deal.

    When you get it, you should go practice tracing wires on a working system, so you can explain to ML how to do it. :laugh::laugh:
  5. AI Inc

    AI Inc LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 26,993

    I dont think they make a 521 anymore. It has been replaced with the 521A. That was a good price.I almopst bought 1 from a supplier last yr and I think it was $700.00 . I opened it, used it once and brought it back. Was a little too fragile looking for me, but it did zero right in on the wire.

    MEXANDME LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 396

    I am still looking at buying a locater. If the 521A and the PRO-700 are basically the same unit, why is the PRO-700 so much cheaper? I am close to buying the PRO-700 but do not want to buy it and wish later that I had bought the 521A?

    Thanks for any feedback!

  7. Waterit

    Waterit LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,931

    Don't know anything about the PRO-700, but a 521 is pretty much bullet-proof long as you don't yank the headphone jack and keep fresh batteries in it.
  8. the_typist

    the_typist LawnSite Member
    Messages: 1

    I have used both the 521 and Pro600. The 600 has been updated to the 700.

    They both work fine. The Pro series was developed to add some features the company making the 521 wasn't interested in adding.

    For the price you can't go wrong with the Pro 700.

    TRILAWNCARE LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 946

    No spelling errors, good grammar, no sig, first post. Is the world coming to a end?????

    Welcome aboard...... The Typist
  10. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,219

    And he's been a member for almost 3 years before his first post. Means he's done his homework.

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