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    Hello to all and greetings from Europa

    I was wondering if you can help me (I see that there is a lot of peoples with experiance).

    Iam new in business, still learning.....

    I have a question about RD4000. Is that locator good for maping power utilites, tracing path and avoidance?

    What about web enable - is that still working? What are main features?

    RD4000 is an old model - when the RD stoped to produce it?

    I have an offer for used one so I need profesional help to decide.....

    thanks for help

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Anybody?

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    The 4000 sucks. Weighs too much and uses too many batteries. Get an 8000.

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Quote Originally Posted by orby1984 View Post
    Hello to all and greetings from Europa

    I was wondering if you can help me (I see that there is a lot of peoples with experiance).

    Iam new in business, still learning.....

    I have a question about RD4000. Is that locator good for maping power utilites, tracing path and avoidance?

    What about web enable - is that still working? What are main features?

    RD4000 is an old model - when the RD stoped to produce it?

    I have an offer for used one so I need profesional help to decide.....

    thanks for help
    I think you set off a few spam alerts here. Don't get many locators from Croatia and I didn't know they had any buried utilities on Europa as that is one of Jupiter's moons. Perhaps you meant Europe? RD 4000 are ok, but there's a lot better stuff out there. Are you trying to buy one or sell it?
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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Yah, what he said!!

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    I think you set off a few spam alerts here. Don't get many locators from Croatia.
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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Hello, its not a spam....

    We have burried utillities :-)

    Europa- Europe my bad spelling, english is not my native language.

    I had RD2000 but its not for locating...its an avoidance tool.

    Iam looking to buy better locator.

    As for rd8000, i know that its superb but in my country it approx. year salary (money problem).

    So any suggestion for some other equipment?

    I apologise for bad spelling...

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Quote Originally Posted by superman View Post
    The 4000 sucks. Weighs too much and uses too many batteries. Get an 8000.
    8000, 8001...whatever it takes.
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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Quote Originally Posted by daman1 View Post
    I think you set off a few spam alerts here. Don't get many locators from Croatia and I didn't know they had any buried utilities on Europa as that is one of Jupiter's moons. Perhaps you meant Europe? RD 4000 are ok, but there's a lot better stuff out there. Are you trying to buy one or sell it?
    I was coming in here to post this.
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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Quote Originally Posted by orby1984 View Post
    Hello, its not a spam....

    We have burried utillities :-)

    Europa- Europe my bad spelling, english is not my native language.

    I had RD2000 but its not for locating...its an avoidance tool.

    Iam looking to buy better locator.

    As for rd8000, i know that its superb but in my country it approx. year salary (money problem).

    So any suggestion for some other equipment?

    I apologise for bad spelling...
    Any sugestions for previus post? (it had to be approved :-) )

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    I would look for something else ....it is heavy ...gain is hard to use ....hard battery life...couple hard licks and you will be trying to take it somewhere to get fixed ....
    wise men talk because they have something to say and fools because they have to say something....plato

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    What utilities will you be locating?


    Quote Originally Posted by orby1984 View Post
    Hello, its not a spam....

    We have burried utillities :-)

    ..

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    Primary power...

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    If all you will be locating is to get an RD400 or RD4000. Make sure it works on power mode and has at least 512, 8 and 33 frequencies.

    RD 400 PXL Receiver and HPTX Transmitter Set | eBay

    Radiodetection RD400 Includes RD400SL Locator RD400STX Transmitter | eBay

    Here are a couple of inexpensive ones. I personally have a 400, 4000 and a pipehorn that are mine. For work I use a 7000.

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    What about web enable?

    When they stop to produce it?

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    Default Re: radiodetection RD4000

    The RD4000 is a good solid reliable locator and won't let you down for the most part. Personally I use 2 locators, an RD8000 and a Pipehorn 800HL, i've also had experience using RD7000 and Vivax V-Loc Pro 1&2. If I was in your situation I would be buying an RD7000 TL, it is a reliable unit and the peak and null together feature (Vivax also has this) definitely helps to determine how good the quality of your signal is and is very comfortable and ergonomic to use.

    If you're tracing a lot of dead services I would suggest a Pipehorn 800HL as well as the higher frequency sometimes finds services that nothing else will.

    If you're doing a lot of work such as vertical drilling clearances or deep excavations I would advise you buy a Ground Penetrating Radar, i've used both MALA Easy Locators and IDS Duo and more recently the new IDS Duo Opera. I would advise an IDS Duo as they're easy to use and are great at finding non-conductable services.

    I hope this helps!

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