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    Default Re: Anyone using Leica Ultra?

    Quote Originally Posted by clips68 View Post
    Vivax are well engineered, but I believe the quality of parts and manufacturing does not rise to that level. On the other hand Leica is a Swiss manufacturer that is renowned for the high quality products. Actually I would be very happy with a Vivax Made in Switzerland. One of the Vivax I purchased didnt worked properly out of the box and I had to send it back. And their salesman have absolutely no clue on how this things really work. All he does is to parrot paragraphs from the manual. I guess I will go with a RD 8100 for now.
    We used the Vivax and they were constantly in the shop, especially the receiver The transmitters were very vulnerable to water and the slightest drizzle would knock them out. The receivers were not so readily stopped by rain. But humidity alone seemed to build up inside and many cam back from repair shop with the notation "irreparable, doe to corrosion". I would not buy or even steal a Vivax. Stick with the RD.
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    Are we talking about Vivax or Vloc Mtech? Vloc Pro has both brands attached. Maybe I got lucky with mine but I am very demanding on my equipment (meaning I beat the hellout of it). Left the transmitter hooked up one Friday cuz I was in such a hurry to start the weekend. Of course it rained all weekend because I wasnt on call.. Didnt notice my receiver missing until my first ticket Monday morning. Went back to the project I did last Friday but couldnt remember where i last hooked up. Fired up the receiver, found a signal and walked it back to a test stand in the weeds and there it was. Low battery but still pushing. Impressive.
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    Daman ...you just LUCKY like that ...LOL
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: Anyone using Leica Ultra?

    I'd be curious to know if the Vloc-3 pro /5000 is worth the money and if it's super water resistant, I have a small utility location service (https://www.rushlocates.com/private-utility-locating/) outside of Portland, Oregon and it does in fact rain a bit here. I've been using a SR-60 mostly.

    The subsite (which someone said the leica is based on) looks cool but I've not used it myself. I'd like to, but I can't buy everything I want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rush View Post
    I'd be curious to know if the Vloc-3 pro /5000 is worth the money and if it's super water resistant, I have a small utility location service (https://www.rushlocates.com/private-utility-locating/) outside of Portland, Oregon and it does in fact rain a bit here. I've been using a SR-60 mostly.

    The subsite (which someone said the leica is based on) looks cool but I've not used it myself. I'd like to, but I can't buy everything I want.
    The Seektech sr-60 beats the 5000 in quick sonde location, but the ver 3 is getting better look at the sonde screen it is getting like the sr-60 design. The Sr-60 already has distortion alert so the 5000 is no help there but if you need to couple with gps or upload reports to a cloud server then the 5000 is the newest kid on the block the internal gps is a joke just like the seektech sr-24. The 5000 also does signal select which the seektech do not have. Signal Select is way better than the RD SD Signal Direction but if someone already had an old 8000 PDL around then that and the Seektech are a good combo. I actually smoked a SR-60 one day when I was caught in a huge storm that just dumped on me and the seektech is actually a pretty sealed unit. Light to regualar rain I think they are all good nowdays.

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