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    us
    Jul 2012
    Poconos, Nw.NJ & Delaware Valley
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    Is the Vanquish 540 nose heavy?

    I didnt like the equinox for that reason, is the vanquish 540 with the 12x9 coil and offset shaft (as opposed to boxs straight shaft) nose heavy at all? How would you rate the ergonomics overall?
    Thanks

  2. #2
    us
    Dec 2017
    Franklin, KY
    Equinox 800 XP Deus Vanquish 540
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    They are practically the same as far as ergonomics using the 12x9. The V8 coil in the pro pack is half the weight and makes the Vanquish a joy to swing. I haven't used the 340 or 440 with the V10 coils. They are probably the best of both worlds.
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  3. #3
    us
    Aug 2020
    Mo
    Tracker IV, Compadre, Vanquish 440
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    Ergonomics are good on my 440, although I do notice the weight. My prior detectors could be used all day without any fatigue, which is probably the only reason it feels a little weighty to me.
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    I have both the Nox 800 with stock 11" coil and the Vanquish 540 with the 12" coil. The Nox is beautiful, no issues whatsoever for me. However I did notice the Vanquish is a bit nose heavy and my arm got tired fairly quickly.

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    Yes, the Vanquish with the big coil is nose heavy. I don't feel it's too bad however, and I can swing for a couple of hours with it because of the overall light weight of the machine. I did see a fellow using a bungee cord attached to an o-ring on his backpack to the upper rod, but he is 72, and that is just too much hassle for me.

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    I only use the V10 on my 540 , and it feels perfectly balanced for me . I only hunt yards , no parks , most of my good targets are in the 6-10” depth . I have never used it with the V12 and would probably be more apt to use the V8 . This 540 is really working out great .... basic but gets the goods !!!!! ������

  7. #7
    us
    Jul 2012
    Poconos, Nw.NJ & Delaware Valley
    Fisher f75 Teknetics Omega 8000 (Coming soon) Minelab Equinox 800 Have owned Minela b Safari and X terra 705
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    Is the Vanquish 540 nose heavy?

    I bid on a used 540 at 440 price if I win bid and dont like the nose heavyness, I can at least order the V8 or V10 which are not expensive as coils go. No such option with Nox, the 6 coil is too small for all around use. The V12 with bungee harness is best in fields. If I lose bid on 540 I will get a 440. I do like the 5 tone of the 540 which is why I bid on the used one. Adding a v8 or v10 coil would still be quite a bit cheaper than pro pack is. Appreciate the feedback
    Last edited by relicmeister; Sep 16, 2020 at 04:32 AM.
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  8. #8
    us
    Dec 2017
    Franklin, KY
    Equinox 800 XP Deus Vanquish 540
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    148 times
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  9. #9
    us
    Aug 2020
    Mo
    Tracker IV, Compadre, Vanquish 440
    26
    21 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I think your gonna like it. The weight or "nose heavy" aspect of it is really not excessive. My 440 been a great upgrade for me. I was almost going to pop on a Simplex too, but you've given me pause. Is it really that bad?

  10. #10
    us
    Dec 2017
    Franklin, KY
    Equinox 800 XP Deus Vanquish 540
    115
    148 times
    Metal Detecting
    The Simplex is very similar to the ergonomics of the Vanquish. They are both 2.9 pounds. Some people have bad shoulders/elbows/wrists and that weight on the end of the stick can feel like 50 pounds after a couple of hours. The design plays a big part in how they feel. The CTX 3030 is 5 pounds but doesn't feel like it because of the balance. The AT Pro is only 3.03 pounds but 1/3 of that is in the coil at about 1 pound so it feels like a concrete block on a stick until you get your arm muscles used to it.

  11. #11
    us
    Jun 2020
    Vanquish 540
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    I have used the 540 Pro with both coils. To me there is a difference in the feel of the machine between the two. About 5 weeks ago I pulled a muscle in my back (not while detecting). Using the smaller coil has kept me swinging longer than when I tried the larger coil.
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  12. #12
    us
    Jul 2008
    Arizona
    Minelab Excalibur. Minelab vanquist 440, Minelab gold monster , Minelab gp 3000, detector pro underwater .tracker 4
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    i use the 440 w v 10 coil swings like a dream

 

 

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