On-Site Magazine

Vermeer utility locator

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment

Verifier G3+ allows contractors to identify and locate buried utilities before breaking ground on a project.

(Photo courtesy of Vermeer Corporation)

The Vermeer Verifier G3+ utility locator is engineered to deliver high accuracy, optimized connectivity and intuitive controls when locating underground utilities.

The data-capturing ability of the locator allows contractors and utility owners to capture and store information about construction projects. The tool pairs with IOS and Android smartphones using the G3+ Map mobile app to plot location information, including depth, current index, GPS data, utility type, device name and the operator who performed the work.

“Tracking and storing records about the specific location of underground utilities is vital,” explained Aaron James, product specialist II at Vermeer MV Solutions. “With many lines out-of-sight in the congested areas, identifying and tracking one from another can be challenging. The technology that powers the Vermeer Verifier G3+ utility locator helps operators accurately identify and track individual utilities in crowded rights-of-way. Its water-resistant, rugged design is well suited to the harsh everyday conditions that operators work in.”

The GPS-enabled utility locator can determine underground current direction against adjacent signals from other utilities and can also detect ambient noise so the operator can switch to a different frequency for a particular jobsite.

Operators can adjust transmitter frequency and power outputs from up to 500 feet away using a wireless connection, and saved data from the locator is transferred using Bluetooth 5.0 to the G3+ Map app. The data can also be uploaded to the Vermeer Projects bore planning tool.It is equipped with three locating modes: peak, peak/null and null and has a water-resistant, one-size-fits-all coil clamp that does not need to encircle a utility to induce a signal. A mini probe can be added to accurately track the location and depth of non-metallic pipe.




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