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.

Now comes The MAGGIE, a “Next Generation” 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 of the GA-92XTd.

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

Sensitivity controls Continuous5 levels4 levelsContinuous
Major featuresLeast Expensive
with Display
Most Sensitive
Most Ergonomic
Most Popular
Least Expensive
Most Sensitive
Most Rugged
Most Popular
for UXO and
Demining Applications
Most Portable
Comes with Holster
Most Ergonomic
Audio OutputYesYesYesYes
Visual OutputYes
Battery IndicatorYes
Sensitivity Indicator Yes
Yes Yes