During 15 years of experience in the windmill repair business, I became aware that the reason for most call backs was because of mud, worn leathers, rivets, beetle bugs, wood, mice, hair, small animal bones, gravel, rust, bolts, nuts w1re and just about anything that will fit down the drop pipe. These debris almost always found their way into the plunger valve or bottom check. Many windmills have bottom checks that are worn out because of the difficulty of retrieving them which only adds to the problems. Therefore, we made it a practice to always pull the bottom check. This would involve always tripping the rods back or pulling the pipe. This was costly for the customer and took up much of our time during the busy windmill season ... there had fo be a better way! The Check Retrieval tool was designed to be used with the sandline and the time it takes to pull the bottom check is measured in minutes instead of hours. Thus saving your customer money and puts money in your pocket with a (small tool charge) and the windmill is doing its job of providing water.
 -Jay Cox
The Check Retrieval tool has proved to me that it is one of the most valuable tools a windmiller can have on his truck. The tool allows us to retrieve a bottom check with little time or effort. This saves the customer money and saves the company a possible call back due to trash in the bottom check or a worn seat in bottom check. I am sure some windmillers will say they do not need this tool, they can fish it out with the rods. Those who say this have not yet discovered the time the retrieval tool can save them. I feel that anyone that has not yet tried it should at least use it one time, just so that they know it really works, and will save them money in the long run.
Mike Turner
The check Retrieval tool is the best thing to come along since a Smeal rig and fiberglass sucker rod to help the professional windmill man. The tool allows you to pull the bottom check in about 15 minutes, as compared to hours the old way. It allows you to make sure the bottom check sets properly when you drop it back in. When you pull the bottom check it flushes all water and trash out the bottom cylinder. In doing this you dam near eliminate a call back from the customer. Out of over 200 runs I can say that only 1 time we did not retrieve the bottom check, and that was due to a piece on a metal sucker rod end lying over the check. I will tell you that you should try one of these tools and give it a fair try, and if you don't agree that it works and can save you money I will buy it from you.
John Julian
 I just wanted to write and tell you how much we enjoy our check pullers. We operate several windmill trucks every day and the guys love your tool. We work on a large number of windmills and a variety of depths, shallow to 900+ feet. The check pullers retrieve the bottom check every time. If you are in the windmill repair business and do not have this tool, you're missing a very valuable time saver.

Thanks for a great tool.
Clark Abel