Contract Locating

Making Locating Easier for the Contract Locating Industry

Are you responsible for contract locating? Involved with Damage Prevention, the ONE CALL or 811 (Call Before You Dig) process? And need to identify all underground utilities before excavating? Schonstedt offers a variety of locator equipment, including both magnetic locators and pipe and cable locators to fit every need in the power industry and electrical contractor services field.

Magnetic Locators detect buried steel objects including enclosures, vaults, manhole covers, pipe joints, valve and curb boxes up to 18′ deep. Magnetic locators react to the outline of a ferrous metal object to pinpoint its location with precision.

We offer a choice of five models: MAGGIE (pistol grip w/audio & display), Spot (“stick” w/audio), GA-52Cx (audio), GA-72Cd (most rugged w/audio & display) and GA-92XTd (extendable w/audio & display). For over 50 years, the GA-52Cx has been the preferred choice of surveyors around the world. The ultralight-weight Spot represents the “Next Generation Stick Locator”. The GA-92XTd allows for easier portability (expands and retracts). And MAGGIE blends the best of the GA-52Cx and GA-92XTd. All are backed with a Schonstedt 7-year warranty.

Pipe & Cable locators are able to detect cables in large bundles or single pairs as well as FO cable with metal shield, armor jacket or tracer wire, even through the concrete surface of conduit, up to a maximum depth of 20 feet. There are two models to choose from: The Rex Multi-Frequency Locator is designed for more congested underground situations or large scale projects that demand the flexibility to change transmitter frequency plus reduce bleed-off for improved accuracy.

Combination Kits

Magnetic and Pipe & Cable Locator Kits – MPC kits combine the best of both worlds while saving time & effort — all in one convenient hard-case for limited storage areas. The MPC-Rex Combo Kit is truly the one kit that finds it all, designed for utility locating professionals in Water, Sewer, Gas, Electric and Telecom industries. The Kit includes a GA-92XTd Magnetic Locator and a Rex Multi-Frequency Pipe & Cable Locator and accessories. The entire system fits easily into a custom shoulder bag.

Schonstedt also offers a range of sondes (aka mini-transmitters; moles or beacons) that work with our pipe and cable locators for even greater accuracy through empty pipes. Click here to learn more about Schonstedt sondes.

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