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    Default GPR 2450GR from D/W anyone using?

    Gday all!
    Just getting into the locating business here in OZ.
    Have an RD8000 and looking at purchasing a GPR 2450GR from Ditch Witch, has anyone used one of these? cheers

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    Default Re: GPR 2450GR from D/W anyone using?

    Hey, James. Welcome to the site. Glad you could make it.

    I've never used a GPR but I'm sure someone here can help ya.

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    Default Re: GPR 2450GR from D/W anyone using?

    James welcome to the Vine.

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    Default Re: GPR 2450GR from D/W anyone using?

    Hey James, Welcome to the club.

    I have had my hands on the GPR 2450GR and i'm comfortable saying that it did ok. I have not had any long term use with it, so i'm not sure how it will stand up to the day in and day out abuse an average locator will put on it, but it was a nice introductory piece of equipment to the GPR family.

    My only concern comes from the "Dual frequency" antenna. As you know, the depth of the accuracy of the GPR is directly related to soil conditions and antenna frequency. I'm not sure how this "Dual" antenna rates in the effective range compared to the single frequency antennas.

    I don't think this model is for elabrate reports on soil conditions, but for finding utilities it will do just as well as the operator.

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    Default Re: GPR 2450GR from D/W anyone using?

    Thank you for the welcome fella's. and feedback Mke.
    As i am just getting into the locating business (starting with utility) i have dropped by as a visitor here before and found some very helpful tips (thanks to all).
    Westcoast of Oz is pretty good for scanning due to sandy conditions.
    I have had demo's on various gpr equipment manufacturers Mala - good but not happy with the single button controller (prefer a toughbook for tablet), Cobra - works but looks like a pram and ready to fall apart, GSSi - good though prefer to use a tablet, IDS and Ditch/W equipment is the same but with a different skin.
    The demos i did with s 2450 did come back accurate and i can say the same for others as well, considering utility scanning is the basic's for gpr i'd really expect that.
    What GPR equipment are you running please Mke?

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    Default Re: GPR 2450GR from D/W anyone using?

    well James, I actually don't use a GPR. I trained with/ on a GSSI, I had about 3 months with it before I changed jobs and just within the past two months did I get my hands on the Ditchwitch. I find myself in the situation where it is easier to contract out GPR services than it is to try to get the company to purchase one.

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    Default Re: GPR 2450GR from D/W anyone using?

    Hi Mike,
    Thanks for the feed back. Any idea of the price tag? Cheers James

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