You are not logged in.

  • Register to access all forum features  

#1

Tassie Daz
Member
From: Kadina, SA
Joined: 27 March 2013
Posts: 681
Member
13 February 2018 03:59 pm

Hi all. I've long been concerned about how to travel with a detector. Don't get me wrong, we've travelled along way around this country but always been concerned about chucking detector in the boot and heading off. How do you all travel with yourdetectors and coils? what special things do you do to keep them in tiptop condition.

I once saw the Coiltek guys putting their 5000's on a bed of foam to protect the control box. Given they are very precise instruments they need to be looked after so what precautions do you take.


Garret ATX, Garrett Pro-pointer, Garrett AT Pro, Unused (as yet) home made Highbanker, and a true believer! Trying to Learn to SEE, not just LOOK

#2

mbasko
Member
From: Central West NSW
Joined: 27 January 2015
Posts: 3,269
Member
13 February 2018 05:09 pm

Hey Daz how ya goin?
I've always used padded keyboard bags like these:
https://www.swamp.net.au/keyboard-cases/
There are similar ones on eBay too sometimes cheaper. Theres an extra zipped pocket on them for bits n pieces as well.
Around control boxes I use some extra foam padding too.
Lay out your detector as you would pack it up to work out the size you need + some room for coils etc. I go with the bigger ones so I can leave the detector as close to set up, ready to go as possible but boot space may dictate a smaller size?
Double D Leather also make a range of good bags:
https://doubledleather.com.au/index.php … duct_id=77
In the vehicle I make sure that the bag can't move around - in the dual cab canopy I use some straps to secure the bag to the tub. The bags come with eyelets for carry straps that I use.
The other option for the GPX is the hard cases from Solar Gold:
http://r.ebay.com/59ywo8


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

2 users like this post: ProspectorPete, Tassie Daz

#3

madtuna
Member
From: , WA
Joined: 12 December 2012
Posts: 1,356
Member
13 February 2018 05:14 pm

I carefully and strategically pack the 2300 next to the 7000 so the generator doesn't bounce and wreck the 7000's control box.

The jack hammer chizel end and my pick holds the fronts of both the 7000 and the 2300 firmly in place so I don't lose them out of the tray when the ute hits an anthill.

Last edited by madtuna (13 February 2018 05:21 pm)

3 users like this post: Jarrod84, kemjak57, roddosnow

#4

Nuggetbuster
Member
Joined: 20 October 2014
Posts: 509
Member
13 February 2018 05:31 pm

madtuna wrote:

I carefully and strategically pack the 2300 next to the 7000 so the generator doesn't bounce and wreck the 7000's control box.

The jack hammer chizel end and my pick holds the fronts of both the 7000 and the 2300 firmly in place so I don't lose them out of the tray when the ute hits an anthill.

I think you're being a bit over cautious with your method here... from this post, you really do come across as a bit of an obsessive-compulsive worry-wart, who may also use too much cotton wool in every day life.

1 user likes this post: roddosnow

#5

ProspectorPete
Member
Joined: 11 September 2014
Posts: 927
Member
13 February 2018 10:13 pm

I bought one of those GPX cases from Solar Gold Aust and really like it, I have the 11" mono and 14 x 9 evo on shafts in there not connected to the upper shaft, also fit battery, hip stick, cables, hats, knee pads and other bits n pieces, all nice and snug.
My 15" mono and 15" dd are on shafts which I keep in a padded DD Leather detector bag, coil at each end with shafts facing each other and my harness in the middle, works well and offers good protection.


Minelab GPX 4500, SteelPhase sP01 Enhancer, NF Evo coils
Equinox 600, Whites GMZ with 6x4 Shooter coil

1 user likes this post: PhaseTech

#6

Ridge Runner
Banned
Joined: 04 September 2014
Posts: 4,391
Banned
13 February 2018 10:35 pm

I bought a Peli waterproof Gun type case for long trips, It is waterproof and it floats and is dust proof and lockable, I also use them for all my optical equipment as do Militaries around the world.

J.


Dig em all,

#7

Rockhunter62
Member
From: Townsville, QLD
Joined: 03 May 2016
Posts: 1,307
Member
14 February 2018 05:04 am

madtuna wrote:

I carefully and strategically pack the 2300 next to the 7000 so the generator doesn't bounce and wreck the 7000's control box.

The jack hammer chizel end and my pick holds the fronts of both the 7000 and the 2300 firmly in place so I don't lose them out of the tray when the ute hits an anthill.

Ute? What happened to the Land Rover Steve? yikes

Cheers

Doug


Forest Gump once said "life is like a detector going beep, you don't know what it is till you dig it up"

#8

Tassie Daz
Member
From: Kadina, SA
Joined: 27 March 2013
Posts: 681
Member
14 February 2018 09:19 am

Hi Mbasko. Im going ok. been out of action for some time not because Im crook but because the MIL isnt fairing too well and MrsTD doesnt want to venture far. We were over in Vict 2 yrs ago and came home early and then last yr got to slip up to the Flinders for a week or so and was called home again.
But I think Mrs TD has decided were going this time so .........hopefully April is it.

Life mate seems to be getting in tge way.


Garret ATX, Garrett Pro-pointer, Garrett AT Pro, Unused (as yet) home made Highbanker, and a true believer! Trying to Learn to SEE, not just LOOK

#9

condor22
Member
From: Adelaide, SA
Joined: 16 December 2013
Posts: 1,382
Member
14 February 2018 12:00 pm

Used to have that problem, but MIL is now in a nursing home (not sure she knows where she is smile )

Re the detector, coils - on the back seat or floor area usually on top of other bags.

What's more important to me, is to not leave them in the car overnight, they come into the van with me.

They being the top half of the 5000 and the SDC complete. I leave the coils in the car, yes they can get stolen, but a few hundred $$$ loss is better than $10k smile

2 users like this post: mond, Tassie Daz

#10

mbasko
Member
From: Central West NSW
Joined: 27 January 2015
Posts: 3,269
Member
14 February 2018 03:12 pm

Tassie Daz wrote:

Hi Mbasko. Im going ok. been out of action for some time not because Im crook but because the MIL isnt fairing too well and MrsTD doesnt want to venture far. We were over in Vict 2 yrs ago and came home early and then last yr got to slip up to the Flinders for a week or so and was called home again.
But I think Mrs TD has decided were going this time so .........hopefully April is it.

Life mate seems to be getting in tge way.

No good Daz. Hopefully ya's get a chance to get away soon.
Life has a habit of doing that to us all.


Everything we use comes from mining or farming.

1 user likes this post: Tassie Daz

#11

madtuna
Member
From: , WA
Joined: 12 December 2012
Posts: 1,356
Member
14 February 2018 06:29 pm

Rockhunter62 wrote:
madtuna wrote:

I carefully and strategically pack the 2300 next to the 7000 so the generator doesn't bounce and wreck the 7000's control box.

The jack hammer chizel end and my pick holds the fronts of both the 7000 and the 2300 firmly in place so I don't lose them out of the tray when the ute hits an anthill.

Ute? What happened to the Land Rover Steve? yikes

Cheers

Doug

The landy is a ute Doug! thumbsup

2 users like this post: Rockhunter62, roddosnow

#12

Tassie Daz
Member
From: Kadina, SA
Joined: 27 March 2013
Posts: 681
Member
15 February 2018 11:21 am

Thanks for the transport ideas. Im super concerned when we travel to Vict. You travel 800 to 1000ks to get where you want to go....the last thing you want is to find the detector wont talk to you when you fire it up. Happened last year with the ATX. Its ok nowafter some work but I had to go out and buy a 4500 so the trip wasnt a total waste of time.

And Ifound gold with the new machine too so all wss good.


Garret ATX, Garrett Pro-pointer, Garrett AT Pro, Unused (as yet) home made Highbanker, and a true believer! Trying to Learn to SEE, not just LOOK

1 user likes this post: ProspectorPete

Contact Us - Privacy Policy - Terms Of Service

View Desktop Site

Top