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Traker IV
« on: January 11, 2013, 21:39 »
Gidday fellas
Just wondering if this detector would be a good detector to start with.I will be beach and park detecting .Thought I might get the hang of it until I progress to gold and a better qaulity detector.In the end want to hand it down to my daughter to use.
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2013, 21:41 »
How much do you want to spend would be my first question.

Beach and Parks i like the Garrett AT Pro, its water proof and does a good job, its $600 to $800 depends where and who you buy it off.

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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2013, 22:11 »
I can recommend the BH Tracer IV as it was my first detector and got me hooked. its easy to learn with even though it hasnt got all the bells and whistles that your big end Detectors have. It was after that I upgraded to a better Detector the AT PRO

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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2013, 22:16 »
Has just upgraded from a Tracker IV. Is a great machine to learn with. Light, simple and easy to understand. In fact I just got skunked by my Grandson using it while I was swinging the  AT PRO  international I took delivery of yesterday. :) Main reason for upgrade was the AT being waterproof.
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2013, 22:58 »
Hi guys
Thanks for the replies,Tonyw I am hoping to eventually get a AT Gold or X-terra 705 but am looking for a starter to get the basics right and  hopefully get the kids hooked (easier to convince the misses I need a dearer one )  ;D
If there is a better one around 200 I can look at that also
Being a newbie and having no gear just wondering if its a good starter
Thanks again for all replies
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2013, 04:46 »
Hi Gary,

My first detector was a White Beach comber and the most basic detector you could find.

One knob to turn it on and adjust volume and sensitivity. A search on ebay comes up with a vintage heading. :o :o

I just upgraded to a Bounty Hunter Quick silver and while the extra features and greater depth is very welcome, I still found my first half pennies and my first penny with my old detector in a spot that I had been told was cleaned out many times.

My point is that the most basic detector with analogue gauge and no fancy bells and whistles will find the stuff if you wave a coil over it.

I have not owned a tracker 4 but everyone who has, raves about them as a great first detector.

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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2013, 19:39 »
Gidday fellas
Just wondering if this detector would be a good detector to start with.I will be beach and park detecting .Thought I might get the hang of it until I progress to gold and a better qaulity detector.In the end want to hand it down to my daughter to use.
thanks
gary

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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2013, 20:11 »
Thanks ivanll
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2013, 20:58 »
Hi guys
Thanks for the replies,Tonyw I am hoping to eventually get a AT Gold or X-terra 705 but am looking for a starter to get the basics right and  hopefully get the kids hooked (easier to convince the misses I need a dearer one )  ;D
If there is a better one around 200 I can look at that also
Being a newbie and having no gear just wondering if its a good starter
Thanks again for all replies
Gary

I have witnessed a Garrett Ace 250 doing the deed very well, the guy actually burnt my butt over a days hunting.

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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2013, 22:46 »
 The Ace  and Fisher machines apparently  won't handle wet sand  ( I stand to be corrected by those that have actually used them  :)  ) while the Tracker IV will handle the wet conditions as long as you only get the coil wet :) The Ace and Fishers are newer technology and use cheaper batteries and also pinpoint.  So that is just a couple of more points to consider hehe.
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2013, 14:32 »
Hi Gary I have a Tracker IV and had some good finds both at the beach and at parks . I am looking to up grade soon but will keep the tracker for the grand kids to use.
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2013, 21:13 »
Thanks Bundy and all who replied ,I think I will start with the tracker and progress from there.Aussiedetecting has them I think and I think he has a deal on them.
I think my daughter will be swinging it more than me,look forward to her first find
thanks
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #12 on: January 30, 2013, 20:46 »
Fisher F2 in my opinion

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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2013, 15:16 »

Ditto, alimo...................F2.

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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2013, 21:56 »
Thanks for all the replies fellas,but I ended up buying a Tracker iv.The F2 just alittle out of my price range for a starter I would sooner put the extra into a AT Pro or something similar when I get a bit better with a detector.
I picked the tracker up for $159 delivered to Townsville,just waiting for it to arrive now.
Thanks all who answered my question and sorry I didnt follow some of you ,cant wait to post my first find with my daughter
cheers gary  :)
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« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2013, 22:21 »
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2013, 00:09 »
You tried alimo - you tried :(
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 01:19 »
The Ace  and Fisher machines apparently  won't handle wet sand  ( I stand to be corrected by those that have actually used them  :)  ) while the Tracker IV will handle the wet conditions as long as you only get the coil wet :) The Ace and Fishers are newer technology and use cheaper batteries and also pinpoint.  So that is just a couple of more points to consider hehe.

It really depends on the model and the beach.

I didnt have any trouble with the EuroAce (double D coil) on wet sand here in Adelaide.  All I needed to do was turn the sensitivity down to 3 or 4 and there were no falsing issues
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #18 on: March 17, 2013, 16:09 »
I love the tracker 4, my friend has a xterra... which is alot better, but we find the same amount of stuff or sometimes i find more.

its worked for me very well at the beach, even wet sand... parks hard dirt etc... havent tried gold... but the one major difference i find is... if im not sure on a target i'll get him to scan over it and give a depth and sometimes more of a pin point

but if you don't  wanna spend too much money the tracker 4 is a really good well made machine for the money
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #19 on: March 17, 2013, 22:35 »
The little sniper coil is a ripper on this machine. It doesn't seem to lose much depth and it makes pinpointing a breeze.
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2013, 11:52 »
Good luck with the tracker IV, I started out with something similar to it but not as well made.
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2013, 00:02 »
Thanks Bower Bird ,I have been having some great fun around some parks near my house.Found some coins,purse and a badge with it.
cheers gary
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Re: Traker IV
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2013, 18:59 »
I started with a Tracker IV ....its agreat little machine for beginners, and can be passed on to the kids/grand kids when you upgrade.
Best in soil and dry sand, not really for salt water.
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