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Locating System Signals Operators to Buried Utility Lines

May 1, 2008
The 250R/T locating system from Ditch Witch is designed to locate and avoid buried telephone, CATV, power, gas and water lines. Consisting of a 250T transmitter

The 250R/T locating system from Ditch Witch is designed to locate and avoid buried telephone, CATV, power, gas and water lines. Consisting of a 250T transmitter and 250R receiver, this lightweight system features intuitive controls, an easy-to-read display and depth estimation up to 15 feet.

The 250R/T can locate even when signals are either weak or strong. Tones are derived from the actual signals radiating from pipes or cables. The display is backlit and reinforced with a scratch-resistant coating for optimal visibility day and night. It can apply 33-kHz signals via direct connect, induction clamp, or other optional accessories. The unit also contains two-thirds fewer components than similar models, which means fewer chances of mechanical or electrical interruption, according to the company. The system also features a rugged design and moisture-resistant case that stands up to long-term use and weather conditions.

“Two major aspects make the 250R/T locating system unique for the rental market,” says John Bieberdorf, senior product manager for Ditch Witch. “First is the simple operation — customers that rent equipment are typically occasional users, and with brief instruction the user is ready to locate. The second aspect is performance. The 250 features increased sensitivity, which allows the user to locate weak and strong signals. It also has a rugged design for construction jobsite conditions.”

Verified by John Bieberdorf, senior product manager for Ditch Witch.

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Vital Stats

Locating range: 15 feet

Active line: 33 kHz