Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR): Equipment Spotlight

September 2012, Vol. 67 No. 9
Sensors & Software's LMX100.

Ground penetrating radar options from Sensors & Software, Ditch Witch, Geophysical Survey Systems Inc., US RADAR, Radiodetection and Vermeer.

Sensors & Software
LMX100 is the new, low cost utility locating GPR from Sensors & Software. Ideal for outfitting fleets, the LMX100 is tailored for the locate-and-mark needs of utility locating. The LMX100 is designed to help make identifying targets easier than ever. LMX100 features include a high performance GPR sensor; a lightweight, rugged non-metallic cart; out-of-the-box operation; and a simple, visual user interface 800.267.3013,

Ditch Witch
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The 2450GR Ground Penetrating Radar system uses radar pulses to image the subsurface and detect both metallic and non-metallic pipes and cables to depths of up to 19 feet. An invaluable tool in utility mapping efforts, the 2450GR is effective in a variety of ground conditions, including rock, soil, pavements and other materials. With 5.6 mph survey speed and digitally controlled radar, the 2450GR provides fast, clear images and accurate surveys whether the operator is pushing or pulling it across any surface. When the surface is uneven, the 2450GR’s dual-frequency, earth-engaged antenna helps maintain signal strength. The advantage of the dual-frequency antenna is that it simultaneously sweeps in two frequencies at depths of up to 19 feet, allowing for one-pass locates. 800.654.6481,

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI)
The UtilityScan LT is a lower cost ground penetrating radar solution based on GSSI’s standard UtilityScan. The UtilityScan LT is the perfect entry-level utility locating system. The system allows users to quickly identify the location and depth of underground utilities – gas, communications, sewer lines – and other metallic and non-metallic targets including underground storage tanks and PVC pipes in real-time. 603.893.1109,