105-001

Rickly USGS Top Setting Wading Rods

Rickly USGS Top Setting Wading Rods

Description

Wading rods are used with instruments that measure water flow rates and discharge in shallow rivers and streams.

Features

  • Available in English & metric units
  • Handle is constructed of anodized aluminum
  • Works with many popular flow meters
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Wading rods are used with instruments that measure water flow rates and discharge in shallow rivers and streams. In fact, many popular flow meters require a wading rod to operate properly. Some of these include the SonTek FlowTracker, Marsh McBirney Flo-Mate, OTT MF pro, Type AA, and pygmy current meters.

Two versions of the wading rod are available - one with English units for measuring depth and another with metric units. The English rod is marked in feet and tenths of feet. It may be ordered in 4', 6', 8', and 10' long models. The metric rod is marked in centimeters and has a length of 1.2m, 1.5m, 2m, or 3m.

Water depth can be determined simply by looking at the graduated markings on the wading rod. The anodized aluminum handle incorporates a scale to indicate the correct position of the flow meter at the 0.2, 0.6, and 0.8 depth settings. By simply pressing a button, you can properly position your flow probe to raise or lower it to the correct depth. There is no need to remove the flow meter from the water to set it to the correct setting.

What's Included:
  • (1) Top setting wading rod
  • (1) Threaded base plate with lock washer
Image Part # Product Description Price Stock Order
Rickly USGS Top Setting Wading Rods 105-001 Top setting wading rod with English increments, 4 ft.
$380.00
In Stock
Rickly USGS Top Setting Wading Rods 105-002 Top setting wading rod with English increments, 6 ft.
$415.00
In Stock
Rickly USGS Top Setting Wading Rods 105-008 Top setting wading rod with metric increments, 1.2m
$400.00
In Stock
Rickly USGS Top Setting Wading Rods 105-009 Top setting wading rod with metric increments, 1.5m
$420.00
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Image Part # Product Description Price Stock Order
OTT MF pro Flow Meter 1040500195-S MF pro flow meter (cable/sensor sold separately) Drop ships from manufacturer
OTT MF pro Velocity Sensors 1040500595-0N MF pro velocity sensor, 6.5 ft. cable Drop ships from manufacturer
OTT MF pro Velocity Sensors 1040500595-1N MF pro velocity sensor, 20 ft. cable In Stock
OTT MF pro Velocity Sensors 1040500595-2N MF pro velocity sensor, 40 ft. cable Drop ships from manufacturer
OTT MF pro Velocity Sensors 1040500595-3N MF pro velocity sensor, 100 ft. cable Drop ships from manufacturer
OTT MF pro Velocity & Depth Sensors 1040500595-0D MF pro velocity & depth sensor, 6.5 ft. cable Drop ships from manufacturer
OTT MF pro Velocity & Depth Sensors 1040500595-1D MF pro velocity & depth sensor, 20 ft. cable Drop ships from manufacturer
OTT MF pro Velocity & Depth Sensors 1040500595-2D MF pro velocity & depth sensor, 40 ft. cable Drop ships from manufacturer
OTT MF pro Velocity & Depth Sensors 1040500595-3D MF pro velocity & depth sensor, 100 ft. cable Drop ships from manufacturer

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I have a top setting rod already, but I have lost the threaded base plate. Do you offer replacement base plates?
We do offer replacement base plates for top setting wading rods. Here is a link to the part: http://www.fondriest.com/rickly-r0625020.htm
I was wondering if this rod is compatible with a Marsh McBirney Flo-Mate?
Yes, the USGS top-setting wading rods are compatible with the Marsh McBirney Flo-Mate Portable Flow Meter.

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