Gardner Engineering introduced the Rodrest for survey rods. Rodrest is a lightweight, self-retracting “kickstand” for a survey rod used to hold a surveying rod upright rather than laying the rod down, jamming it in to the ground or resting it against a shoulder, truck, tree or building. The device attaches to a survey rod with one thumbscrew and is activated by simply pushing the knurled handle down a few inches. The legs self-retract once the rod is lifted. The Rodrest is surveyor-developed and tested, lightweight at 1.3 lbs., designed for use with 1" and 1 1/4" diameter rods and features durable machined aluminum that won’t rust or fatigue. www.rodrest.net (Gardner Engineering, Ogden, Utah)
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