Track buried metallic Pipe & Cable utility over a long distance.


Track buried metallic Pipe & Cable utility over a long distance.

Experience quick and precise one handed operation with the PL-960 Pipe and Cable locator. The PL-960 utilizes a fully-tested, high-performance differential pick-up coil, and weighs in at 5.5 pounds.

The PL-960 offers a high power, high frequency locating. With 3 active frequencies, 27kHz, 83kHz, and 334kHz.

The PL-960 is powerful and versatile. It can trace and locate any continuous metal such as iron, steel, and copper water lines, gas lines, tracer wire by plastic pipe, telephone/TV cables, copper and aluminum wire, conduit and power lines.

Max depth 5m. Runs on 6D cell batteries-Transmitter and 6 AA batteries-Receiver. Comes with Padded Case Transmitter, Receiver, manual and Conductive Clips.

Technical Specifications

Amplifier Specifications

Size:11.3"x9.5"x4.1" ( 288mm x 241mm x 105 mm)
5.5lb (2.5 kg)
Input Power:
DC 12 Volts (Eight (8) "D" size batteries or external 12v battery)
Battery Life:
Induction Mode = Approx. 20 hours
Direct Mode = Approx. 10 hours
Operating Temperature:14° to 122° F (-10° to 50° C)
Frequency Range:27kHz, 83kHz, 334kHz
Output Power:Induction Mode = 0.5W
Direct Mode = 3.0W
Antenna:Single Coil
Depth Accuracy:0 to 78: Within 5%
78 to 197: Within 10%
Receiver Specifications

5.2 in x 11.0 in x 24.0 in (13.2 cm x 27.9 cm x 61.0 cm)
3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
Power Supply:
DC 9 Volts (six (6) "AA" batteries)4.4 lbs (2.0 kg)
Battery Life:
8 hours at non-signal condition
5 hours by using Speaker
5 hours by using Back Light
Operating Temperature:
14° to 122° F (-10° to 50° C)
Frequency Display:Value in 3 figures
Operating Modes:Peak - for accurate locates and depth measurement
Null - for fast tracking
Bar - for long distances
Sonde - for locating sonde transmitters
Sensitivity:Continuous Bar Graph with Auto Sensitivity Adjustment
Warranty:3 Years

Key Features

  • PL-960 is equipped with the Single Coil Antenna to track a buried metallic line utility over a long distance and the Differential Coil Antenna to locate the same utility correctly. 
  • PL-960 is equipped with three different frequencies designed in the most efficient range of 27kHz, 83kHz and 334kHz to locate and track the buried metallic line utility. 
  • PL-960 has Radio Mode which adds another function to track the buried metallic line utility without using the power from the Transmitter when the induction magnetic field 
  • The single vertical bar (line) in the receiver is the "peak hold" feature. The peak hold shows the maximum signal measured in the last three seconds. 
  • PL-960 has the Minimum Mode indicating the position of Receiver when it is positioned at the side of right or left of the buried metallic line utility. 
  • PL-960 displays the sensitivity level changed in the step from 00 10 40 to the signal from the transmitter. 
  • PL-960 displays the current measurement by the step from 000 to 100 which indicates if the depth of a buried object has been measured correctly. 
  • Optional accessories include an External Coil, and Cable drum with 50 meter cable.