Magnetic Locator Rental
$75 per day + Delivery (pickup included)
Locate Property Markers Quickly: A magnetic locator only detects iron and steel, so you can find your property pins quickly and easily—often in an hour or less.
Locate Cast Iron Pipes: Locate pipes and other objects up to 15' underground.
Accessories included: Depending on what you're looking for, we can include a variety of accessories, including custom property boundary maps, digging tools, soil probes, steel fish tapes, and more.
What's a magnetic locator?
When the thing you need to find is deeper than 6-8 inches or it's made of iron or steel (think property markers, sprinkler heads, curb stops, gas lines, septic tanks, etc.), a metal detector isn't the ideal tool for the task. It may get the job done, but the experience will be tedious and frustrating.
The difficulty in using a metal detector for these cases is that they detect all kinds of metal—the kind you want—and the kind you don't. You could use discrimination to ignore everything except for iron, but property markers, curb stops, and utility lines are often too deep. And some things are just too small for most metal detectors; the little steel springs and bolts in sprinkler heads, for instance, are too thin for our standard metal detector rental to detect further down than an inch.
A magnetic locator, on the other hand, will only detect ferrous (magnetic) metals like iron, lead and steel. You won't waste time and energy digging up your entire yard at every signal, just to find junk. It won’t detect copper, aluminum foil or any other kinds of non-magnetic metallic debris in the way of what you seek.
They're not affected by wood, mulch, concrete, or rocks (unless those rocks contain iron). And they're water-resistant, so there's no need to let rain or snow stop you.
How does it work?
Our magnetic locator rentals are easy to use, lightweight, handheld tools that generate a magnetic field and transmit it into the ground. This field energizes buried magnetic metal objects, and the locator then detects that generated magnetic field as a strong or weak signal.
When it gets close to an object, the locator shows a number and a bar graph on its display that indicate the strength of the signal. It also emits a continuous sound that gets louder and higher-pitched as it nears a magnetic signal. Together, these tell you how near to a ferrous object the locator may be. The stronger the magnetic signal, the higher the number, and further the graph extends across the screen.
How deep can a magnetic locator go?
Depending on the sensitivity setting and the size and depth of the object, a magnetic locator can locate an object from just under the surface (2cm) to 15′ (4.5m) underground.
" It was easy to use, accurate, and only took about 30 minutes to find my property markers. "
From finding property markers and sprinkler heads, to aiding in the recovery of buried firearms in forensic investigations, magnetic locators have a wide variety of uses.
Property Markers Locate your property pins before putting up a fence or to settle a dispute with a neighbor.
Sprinkler Heads Easily locate the small steel springs and bolts inside sprinkler heads.
Curb Stops Find the water service shutoff valve between your house and the curb.
Natural Gas Lines Trace the black steel pipe used for buried gas lines, often two to three feet underground.
Well Casings A casing or setting is a steel pipe that stabilize the well and prevents outside contamination.
Buried Firearms or Weapons Forensic investigations may need to locate buried firearms, shell casings or other steel weapons.
Convenient On-Demand Rentals
For just $75 per day + Delivery, we'll deliver directly to you, wherever you are. Whether that's your home, office, or a job site. And there are discounts for multiple days.
And whether you need a magnetic locator in the morning, evening, or any time in between, you can place an order online or by phone and have one in your hands in as little as two hours(1). You can also schedule a rental as far ahead as you would like.
Our Field Team will show you how to use the locator, and answer any questions you may have. We'll even provide a handy reference guide that's tailored to your particular use (or the closest approximation).
Once we've wished you good luck, you'll be all set to start looking for your property markers, sprinkler heads, buried utilities or any other ferrous object. When you're finished, we'll return to pick up your rental.
And if you need help, we're always just a call or text away.
" You guys made it so easy and convenient. Everything I needed. I just used the locator and it took me right to my sprinkler heads in time for the landscapers to aerate my yard."