Magnetic Locator Introduction

For over half a century, Schonstedt has been the worldwide leader in designing and manufacturing underground magnetic locators.

It began back in 1953 with the development of magnetometers for military & aerospace applications, giving us today the GA-52Cx, the “yellow stick” that remains the choice of surveyors around the world to find underground markers, septic tanks, and other ferrous objects. The GA-72Cd soon followed, complete with extra-rugged construction, a visual display, and a sensitivity indicator that make it the underground locator of choice, especially useful in unexploded ordnance (UXO) and demining applications. Next came the innovative GA-92XTd, the extendable, easy-to-use and portable magnetic locator. The GA-92XTd retracts to fit in its holster (included), and extends for one-handed operation and fingertip control. The GA-92XTd has been further enhanced with a membrane switch style keypad and precision magnetic signal strength indicator.

MAGGIE is a pistol-grip magnetic locator that combines the best features of two flagship Schonstedt products—the sensitivity and precision of the GA-52Cx, and the single-handed operation and visual display of the GA-92XTd.
Now comes Spot, the “Next Generation Stick Locator” with engineering and accuracy equal to the GA-52Cx, in a sleek, ultralight-weight package with improved ergonomics. If you’re looking for High Accuracy at a Lower Cost, put Spot on the trail of your next locate!

Schonstedt magnetic locators “find it all underground”:

Cast or Ductile Iron Pipes, Corner Markers, Curb & Valve Boxes, Steel Enclosures, Mag & PK Nails, Manhole Covers, Marker Magnets, Reinforced Septic Tanks, Steel Pipes, UXO, Well Casings

Scroll down to the Magnetic Locator Comparison Chart to find the unit that’s right for you.


Magnetic Locator
Comparison Chart
MAGGIE
MAGGIE
Spot
Spot
GA-52CX
GA-52Cx
GA-72CD
GA-72Cd
GA-92XTd
GA-92XTd

Sensitivity controls ContinuousContinuous5 levels4 levelsContinuous
Major featuresPistol-grip
Visual Display
Highest Accuracy
Ultralight-weight
Lowest Cost
Highest Accuracy
Most Popular
Lower Cost
Highest Accuracy
Most Rugged
Most Popular
for UXO &
Demining Applications
Most Portable
Comes with Holster
Extends & Retracts
Audio OutputYesYesYesYesYes
Visual OutputYes  YesYes
Battery IndicatorYes  YesYes
Sensitivity Indicator Yes  Yes Yes