The Subsurface Instruments AML Pro Series are powerful and sensitive utility locators. GPS plotting and tracking makes the AML Pro the most advanced all-materials locator out there. It locates wood, PE (polyethylene), metal, and PVC in any terrain – grass, soil (even mud and clay), gravel, concrete, snow, or standing water. Features such as a digital leveling meter and backlit LCD display take this PVC locator to the top of the line.
How it Works
The AML Pro uses patented digital technology to find man-made objects underground. An ultra-high frequency (UHF) radio wave transmitter emits powerful, ground-penetrating 2.45 GHz waves. The unit emits a laser that allows you to see where the UHF waves are being directed. Sensitive receivers on the left and right side of the instrument pick up the reflected and refracted waves from underground materials. The differences in density are easily shown, allowing you to pick up objects with straight edges. When one target indicator is activated, the locator has detected an edge. When both indicators are lit up, the locator is parallel to the underground object. An audible tone also sounds. The unit has a jack for a pair of noise-isolating headphones (included).
The LCD display with back light is easy to see in rain or shine. There are 6 buttons (protected with a tactile membrane) to switch the unit on and off and navigate the menu. This utilities locator has 32 sensitivity settings to choose from, allowing for fine distinctions. The more dense and reflective the material, the more the radio waves bounce back, so a lower sensitivity setting is needed. Looking for utility lines in concrete would require a lower setting, while loose gravel would require a higher setting.
This utility locator features lightweight, durable construction. The locator only weighs 2.5 lbs! You have a choice of 3 colors: black, carbon gray, and yellow. The housing is made of sturdy ABS material. Outside dimensions of the unit are 14”L x 6”W x 13”H.
This AML Pro locator kit comes with three battery packs – two (fitting three 9-volt alkaline batteries each) that go into the handle of the unit, and an auxiliary rechargeable lithium battery pack that connects to the locator via the mini-USB port. For added convenience, you can also use the auxiliary pack to recharge cell phones and other devices.
The SSI AML Pro all materials locator comes with battery packs and batteries, headphones, a waterproof hard carry case with fitted foam packaging material, the manual, and a training video. SubSurface Instruments backs up their product with a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.