Long distance line locating system
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The VM-850 from VIVAX-METROTECH is the newest locating system in the popular 850 lineage. It's single 9.82 kHz frequency has been a favorite among locating professionals for many years, especially for locating, power, telephone, fiber optic, pipeline, etc. The VM-850 provides short & long distance locating with little to no bleed over.
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Lightweight
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9.82kHz Line Locator
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2-watt output
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Legendary Lineage
Title
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New VM-850
  • VM-850 Receiver
  • VM-850 Transmitter
  • Accessories
  • Videos
  • Legacy
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  • Features
  • Display
  • Specifications
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  • One Button Operation
  • Distance Sensitive Left/Right Guidance - 3 grounds antenna (ALL PEAK)
  • Line Direction Indicator (Directional Orientation antenna)
  • Fast Response & Automatic Gain Control
  • Push-button depth & current measurement (w/ top peak antenna)
  • Lightweight Design (only 3 lbs)
  • Improved Clear & Backlit Display - TFT 2.7" LCD WQVGA display
  • Full Crisp Digital Sound - original left/right tone w/audible null at center line
  • Precise Single Frequency - 9.82 kHz
  • Lightweight Rugged Construction - Aluminum & ABS
  • Water Resistant (IP54 & NEMA 4)
  • Retractable Antenna (made popular on the original 810 design)
  • Excellent Battery Life - 65 hours continuous use
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Locating (Left/Right Guidance)
Press ON/OFF button for depth measurement
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Depth & Current Measurement
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  • Specifications
  • Features
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  • Excellent Long Distance Performance
  • Multiple Power Output (1-watt maximum)
  • High Output Current - 400mA Constant
  • Precise Single Frequency - 9.82 kHz
  • Lightweight Rugged Construction
  • Water Resistant (IP54 & NEMA 4)
  • Li-Ion Rechargeable Batteries
  • Excellent Battery Life - 40 hours
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  • Clamps
  • Sondes
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Clamp Adapter and Extension Pole
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2"
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4"
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5"

The 5" clamp is the new industry standard. It allows signal application on 4" and larger conduit. This is the most popular clamp selection for users primarily locating underground power cable.
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  • Pushrods
  • D64 - 2.5" Dia.
  • D38 - 1.5" Dia.
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Tab 2
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D64 (1.203.21.00001)
2.4" x 7.1" long - 26ft range (9.82kHz)
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D38 (1.203.18.00001)
1.5" x 4.8" long - 16.3ft range (9.82kHz)
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Over thirty years ago Metrotech pioneered the TRUE PEAK left/right guidance automatic gain tradition and changed locating forever with the introduction of the original 800 series locators. The new VM-850 takes this legacy to the next level. The VM-850 offers three peak locating antennas and one-button operation for best in class performance, simplicity, and accuracy. Every VM-850 offers ruggedized ABS construction, compact design for easy storage, and a proven and reliable processor platform providing ultra reliable, crisp, and fast accurate locating.

When combined with the backing and support of the world-wide experienced design team of VIVAX-METROTECH, its easy to see why the New VM-850 will continue to satisfy its customers that have relied on the proven and legendary design for so many years.
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Let us know if you want to take advantage of our popular RECYCLE YOUR LOCATOR Trade-In program and we will give you a generous offer on your older experienced locating equipment.
Vivax-Metrotech VM-850 Line Locator