There is nothing that aficionados of the Trimble 4000 like better than a good yak.
...and what are you implying Mr Liggett??!!
Our trusty 4000's are still in service (well, most of them, and albeit used only on special occasions) so this surely bears [like the pun?] their true value and longevity. For a GPS model from 1995 they have stood the test of time. Will an R8 or R10 still be around circa 2025??
The R8s won't as all of their J2 connectors will have sheared off their main boards. Trimble are way too smart to ever make another receiver as robust as the 4000. A bit like HP with the old 11c-15c etc, cf the poor build quality of more recent offerings.
They just love the smell and taste of fresh dirt! It happened to me in my younger days on a job in Pahiatua - I plumbed a back mark and walked back to the jigger about 50m away. I looked back in time to see a small steer with a tripod on its hind quarters bucking around in surprise. (It had walked under the legs but its hind quarters were wider than the gap offered...)
.... sad. Removed by the landowner? - as an attempt to claim more land.... Removed by a Surveyor? - because (as an old peg) it just didn't fit with their definition.... Removed by a Fencer? - because it gets in the way of their important post... Placed by a Surveyor? - because they couldn't be pfaffed emplacing it in its brg/dist position... Placed by a Thespian? - in an oblique reference to Hamlet's real feelings to a lost love....