Your truck is probably already equipped with shovels, buckets, and solvent. But as you know, those aren’t the only tools needed to get the job done each day. Here’s a list of 10 tools that are helpful to have on your truck, especially when you find yourself in a tricky situation.
An ohmmeter can be useful when determining whether electrical characteristics are in parameter. Many ohmmeters are light, compact and easy to use when measuring volts, ohms and current.
Accurate water pressure measurements are important for an effective irrigation system. When you’re in the field working on an irrigation system, having a pressure gauge will help you solve tricky problems that arise during installations and repairs.
Cable saws offer a good solution for cutting PVC in tight spots.
The I-Tool is a 15-in-1 irrigation multi-tool that works with all major sprinkler brands. This handy tool can be used in a number of ways in your day-to-day work, including cleaning nozzles and cutting wire.
Cut a square of landscape fabric, and lay it by a hole to place the dirt on. When the job is done, dump the dirt back in the hole—using the landscape fabric means no raking the dirt out of the grass!
This is flexible PVC that can be glued to regular PVC pipe, and can be used if you have to bend the pipe around something.
Having some swing pipe and fittings makes repairs easier.
8. Wire tracker
Using a wire tracker allows you to locate wires, valves and pipes below the surface without having to dig everything up.
9. Bag of AquaSmart
AquaSmart PRO is a super absorbent polymer coated microsand. Depending on soil conditions, AquaSmart PRO has demonstrated water savings ranging from 50 percent for sandy soils all the way up to 70 percent for clay type soils. Having this product on your truck makes repairs simple—lay AquaSmart down after repairs have been made to help the damaged turf recover.
In addition to the AquaSmart PRO, keeping AquaSmart Dry Mats on the truck allow quick clean up and absorption of excess standing water.
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When you are making difficult cuts, having a saws-all nearby will be useful.
If your truck is fully stocked with the tools you may need on a job, it will save time, as you don’t have to leave the site to get the proper equipment, and show your client that you are prepared for whatever the job throws your way.