The entire operation of the unit has been reduced to two control knobs and a push button. When the search coil passes over a buried metallic object, a "beep" sounds and a meter alerts the operator. When a button is pushed, the instrument goes into a no-motion mode to pinpoint the exact location of the buried utility box, valve, pedestal or manhole cover.
The M-96 features a waterproof search coil and state-of-the-art surface-mount electronics in a sealed control housing. The entire assembly is rain-proof, splash-proof and dust-proof and features a foam-grip handle and forearm support.
Fisher Research Laboratory, 200 W. Willmott Rd., Los Banos, CA 93635: Tel. 209-826-3292; Fax. 209-826-0416.