Backup/complimentary machine

newzac

Greenie
May 25, 2020
14
30
West Michigan
Detector(s) used
Tesoro Compadre, Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I know! I know! We ALL love our E-Tracs! However, when your etrac is down, what is your backup unit And/or complimentary machine?

:3barsgold:
 

CalReg

Hero Member
May 3, 2020
595
773
San Jose, CA
Detector(s) used
MDT 8000, Simplex, Equinox 600, Garrett Carrot
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
I don't own an E-Trac, but my back up is a Simplex...
 

cudamark

Gold Member
Mar 16, 2011
12,384
12,378
San Diego
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
XP Deus 2, Equinox 800, Fisher Impulse AQ, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
I loved my Etrac until I got the Equinox. Now the Etrac is the backup!
 
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newzac

Greenie
May 25, 2020
14
30
West Michigan
Detector(s) used
Tesoro Compadre, Equinox 800
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
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What tipped you in that direction?
 

cudamark

Gold Member
Mar 16, 2011
12,384
12,378
San Diego
🏆 Honorable Mentions:
3
Detector(s) used
XP Deus 2, Equinox 800, Fisher Impulse AQ, E-Trac, 3 Excal 1000's, White's TM808, VibraProbe, 15" NEL Attack, 5X10 Joey, Steath 920ix and 720i, TRX, etc....
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
It's a lot lighter, is better at finding tiny gold, much quicker response for better unmasking of targets in trash or iron infested ground, has wireless headphones, and is waterproof. The detection depth is very close too, when comparing similar coils sizes. I do like the Etrac numbering system better however, and the Etrac handles EMI better too IMO.
 

Willee

Sr. Member
May 6, 2009
308
50
Corpus Christi, Texas
Detector(s) used
Minelab Equinox 600 ... Fisher CZ-70 ... Deus 2 ... Makro Legend
Primary Interest:
Beach & Shallow Water Hunting
Since beach hunting is my main thing my backup for the E-Trac is the Equinox 600.
Might use a Deus XP from time to time if I am park or school yard hunting.
 

WormKiller

Tenderfoot
Jan 10, 2018
6
5
BozAngeles
Detector(s) used
Whites MXT and VX3
Primary Interest:
Metal Detecting
My first gen Explorer xs is next in line if my E-trac is not available. It’s the reason I kicked my VX3 to the curb and get the E-trac ��
 

hotrod53

Jr. Member
Dec 20, 2008
51
33
south of Pittsburgh
Detector(s) used
Jetco Coinmaster, Jetco Huntmaster, Whites 5000-D, Tesoro Toltec 100, Tesoro Cutlass II, Minelab 705 Gold, 6" Coiltek Digger coil, currently Minelab Etrac, RNB battery pack, and a Garrett Pro Pointer
Primary Interest:
Other
I know! I know! We ALL love our E-Tracs! However, when your etrac is down, what is your backup unit And/or complimentary machine?

:3barsgold:
For a long time, my backup was a Tesoro Toltec 100, then later a Minelab 705 Gold Pack, both were great machines.
 

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