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  1. #1

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    Default Looking for a Survey Transit

    Hi I know all of you have helped before and I am hoping you can help again. I am looking for a Transit or Building Level. I would like it to include a tripod, target, laser, self leveling and have around 20x optics. I know that Lowes carries them but am looking for something a little cheaper than $550.00. Does anyone know of a web site that has them or where to look for a classifieds for it? I have a friend with a Case 1150D crawler and we are planning some serious ground moving in the next week or so. Thanks in advance for your help again.

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    Veteran Member Dozernut's Avatar
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    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    Try harborfreight.com they sell CST Berger transits and are competitive on pricing. Two more sites are northerntool.com and toolcrib.com. Tool Crib caters more toward construction. The price you quoted doesn't seem that bad for a laser transit.

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    Super Member RobS's Avatar
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    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    Have you looked into renting? I've seen them at decent rental yards and as much as I'm a huge tool junkie I'd have a hard time justifying that much cash for a rather limited use tool. Just a thought [img]/w3tcompact/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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    Veteran Member Dozernut's Avatar
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    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    Just checked a Northern sale catalog. They have an SAL 24X Auto Level kit (not a laser) for $379.99, item #155214-c166. I couldn't find my Tool Crib catalog. If you are digging a pond you will need a longer sighting rod than the 8' offered. Get at least a 16' rod. One of those lasers would be nice, then I wouldn't need a helper every time I shoot a grade.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    Heres the place to buy....http://www.forestry-suppliers.com/getgo.html.

    Hope this helps.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    marker, the tool crib has quit a bit and some good prices. i bought a rotory laser and tripod and it was over 150. dollars cheaper than anywhere else i priced them. also free shipping on orders over $199. tool crib is part of amazon.com....tgello

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    Kubota M5700 4 WD w/ FEL, Kubota B2910, 21' Flatbed Gooseneck Trlr.

    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    Ebay is loaded with em!!

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    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    If you really want to save money you can do it with a water level. I have a 100 foot roll of 3/8s tubing I use for leveling mobile homes that also works well for shooting a grade. When you go to use it, buy a gallon of windshield washer fluid. It's only a buck and it makes the level a lot easier to see.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Survey Transit

    I have recently seen a DeWalt laser for around 495. The really cool thing about it, (besides the laser) is that it runs off of the 24volt battery that goes with all of their other 24volt tools. If they would come out with the 18 volt model, I'd go for it, since I have some of those already.

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