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Rotary laser level

Discussion in 'General Industry Questions' started by Welder Dave, Mar 12, 2020.

  1. treemuncher

    treemuncher Senior Member

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    That is where the Apache receiver works well with bright LED lights. You can also dim them for night work so that you don't get blinded. No need for audio feedback, even in bright daylight. I had not used my laser in a couple of years but I had to install a new septic system at my mother's house this past week and I also used it to touch up some gravel pad for her new place a month or so ago. Very glad that I still have it. Photo below is receiver magnetically clamped to grade bucket for final passes.
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    You can barely see the unit clamped to the arm above the bucket linkage in this photo where I was working the field lines. The bucket is stalled to full dump position, stick is near vertical and when the lights are solid, the receiver is plumb for consistent accuracy. The Roto-tilt sure made refilling of the ditches faster and easier.
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  2. skata

    skata Senior Member

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    Yeah the visual receivers are a necessity in my opinion.
    I've had a spectra cr600 for a long time. Has a magnet base that can be slapped on to the excavator boom. smallCase_CR600withLL500_Photo_003.jpg