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  • Dynatel

    8 5.48%
  • Rycom

    5 3.42%
  • Split Box

    0 0%
  • Pipehorn

    10 6.85%
  • Metrotech

    31 21.23%
  • Radio Detection

    63 43.15%
  • Subsite

    25 17.12%
  • Schonstedt

    0 0%
  • Rigid

    1 0.68%
  • Seektech

    3 2.05%
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Thread: Favorite daily locating equiptment.

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    Default Favorite daily locating equiptment.

    What is your favorite brand of locating equiptment.

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    hmmm.... a backhoe?
    Why does a round pizza come in a square box?

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostypeters View Post
    hmmm.... a backhoe?

    back hoe ...........a good one dude cablehound yellow model.......j/j subsite ditch witch

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    Cut my teeth on the Metro Tech 810, have used several models of Metro Tech as well as Rycom , Dynatel and RD but I have the most trust and like the sound of the Subsite .

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    It all depends on the type of locate

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    Quote Originally Posted by frostypeters View Post
    hmmm.... a backhoe?

    Well, personally, I think a CAT trackhoe with a 4 yard bucket does a superb job every time!

    Metrotech 9860/9890.

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    Does anyone know what a Rigid is? I just picked that one because no one else did.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RoadMap View Post
    Does anyone know what a Rigid is? I just picked that one because no one else did.
    Your supposed to vote for what you like to use best. Here's one of Rigid's models.
    http://www.ridgid.com/Tools/Line-Locating

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    Honestly.......Pipe Horn 800 has been real good to me but I am in a area with alot of poles and concrete not much grass in the city or pedestals lots of water meters and fire hydrants though

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    I guess I'm the only Rycom guy on here. It's amazing at the variety of machines everyone uses. I guess for the most part it just depends on what our companies buy. I know we don't get to choose, we just get what we are handed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
    I guess I'm the only Rycom guy on here. It's amazing at the variety of machines everyone uses. I guess for the most part it just depends on what our companies buy. I know we don't get to choose, we just get what we are handed.
    You mean whatever equipment they can get the cheapest at that time.

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    Started with an RD433 got downgraded to a 400 which I loved. Then I got the Rycom, and can't imagine using anything else.

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    RD8000.... well not really, but just noticed on the RD website that there is a new one coming out.

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    Default Re: Favorite daily locating equiptment.

    It looks like the RD is the most used by the "viners". I just hope everyone is not using the RD4000. I love the radio mode but that thing is just way to heavy. We do 4-7 way locates up here and I can't imagine swinging that thing all day long.

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    Default Re: Favorite daily locating equiptment.

    I use it all day long. I also have come to like the Pipe Horn for street lights.


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