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Post  delete52 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:35 am

The weight of the GPZ 7000 is 3.32 kg that is a lot of weight to be swinging if you are not getting a break digging targets most will struggle with the weight. Looking at the coil with all that wire in it it looks like it will be very heavy can imagine how heavy the 20" will be. When i seen that the battery will only last 8 hours i thought i will need a spear battery as I detect about 10 hours a day but with the weight of the GPZ 8 hour will be enough. To me it's not going to be a patch hunting detector swinging that weight for hours with out any signals will soon wear you out but i will find out soon.

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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:40 am

Yeh mate the go with this detector if you want to detect 10hrs a day will be to put the battery on charge when you stop for lunch.
These days 8 hrs is plenty long enough for me
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Post  GemQ on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:22 am

If its anything like the CTX battery 8 hrs will be minimum. You can have the back light on, running GPS and detect for almost two days without changing batteries on the CTX. Not sure if like the CTX it has a backup battery pack that you run on AA batteries.
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Post  upthecreek on Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:05 pm

Hi all!

I have a sd2200, not sure the weight of it, but is a bit over 3 kilo's really much? With a bungy should be ok.

Cheers Sweepen.

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Post  kevlorraine2 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:23 pm

the trouble with that PHYONEX is, i will be the furtherest from the car at that time of day (lunch and water carried on my back)'
with the 5000 the battery was either low or buggered on the hunt back to the car towards sunset. but like you, i am getting a bit long in the tooth and this might be a good excuse to tone it down a bit ... kev

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Post  GoldHound on Sun Feb 15, 2015 12:41 pm

GemQ wrote:If its anything like the CTX battery 8 hrs will be minimum. You can have the back light on, running GPS and detect for almost two days without changing batteries on the CTX. Not sure if like the CTX it has a backup  battery pack that you run on AA batteries.

I think you are right and 8hrs will be the minimum under the worst conditions at the battery's half life.
I think you'll find under normal conditions it will last 10_12hrs easy.
I to have the CTX and it lasts around 14_16hrs.
I'll still be getting my wife and i a spare battery each and a spare wireless module each as well, as a safety backup or for if we do any extended camps away from base camp.

As for the weight............ Harden up fellas!
My 5000 already weighs in at 3.9kg as I have the coiltek pinpointer and wireless battery attached and have no probs swinging all day sometimes with a 25in coil on as well and I have never used the harness or bungee not once.
Geese even my wife doesn't use a bungee unless she's using the 20in coil.
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Post  Steve D on Sun Feb 15, 2015 2:44 pm

delete52 wrote:The weight of the GPZ 7000 is 3.32 kg that is a lot of weight to be swinging if you are not getting a break digging targets most will struggle with the weight. Looking at the coil with all that wire in it it looks like it will be very heavy can imagine how heavy the 20" will be. When i seen that the battery will only last 8 hours i thought i will need a spear battery as I detect about 10 hours a day but with the weight of the GPZ 8 hour will be enough. To me it's not going to be a patch hunting detector swinging that weight for hours with out any signals will soon wear you out but i will find out soon.
Where did you get that weight from? Spec sheet says 2.36kg

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Post  delete52 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 5:56 pm

Gday
Steve D I seen it on this forum it was post by Peteren.  Here is a link to the brochure specs off the mine lab site
http://www.minelab.com/__files/f/261752/4907-0796-1%20GPZ%207000%20Brochure%20US%20English%20(FULL%208P)%20WEB.pdf

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Post  delete52 on Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:59 pm

GoldHound wrote:
GemQ wrote:If its anything like the CTX battery 8 hrs will be minimum. You can have the back light on, running GPS and detect for almost two days without changing batteries on the CTX. Not sure if like the CTX it has a backup  battery pack that you run on AA batteries.

I think you are right and 8hrs will be the minimum under the worst conditions at the battery's half life.
I think you'll find under normal conditions it will last 10_12hrs easy.
I to have the CTX and it lasts around 14_16hrs.
I'll still be getting my wife and i a spare battery each and a spare wireless module each as well, as a safety backup or for if we do any extended camps away from base camp.

As for the weight............ Harden up fellas!
My 5000 already weighs in at 3.9kg as I have the coiltek pinpointer and wireless battery attached and have no probs swinging all day sometimes with a 25in coil on as well and I have never used the harness or bungee not once.
Geese even my wife doesn't use a bungee unless she's using the 20in coil.
Just weighed my detector with a 18" solid home made coil on it weight is 3kg so don't fell so bad now thought i was going to have to Harden up a bit more and i don't use a bungee. If the coil is Heavy the ferther it is out on the shaft the heavier it will fell.  Hope the battery will last 10 to 12hrs like some have said here anyway not long now just need it to cool down a bit more.

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Post  geof_junk on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:07 pm

Some times the weight of the unit is not the problem but the balance. My concern is the MineLab coils are known to be the heavy weight and this being at the end of the stick (with 3 coil windings) may be unbalanced.
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Post  Basada on Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:30 am

I Find the weight not a problem and the unit well balanced. 8 hours will be to long to swing as you will be to buggered from digging up nuggets that the other detectors couldn't find lol

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Post  Redfin on Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:14 am

Just weighed my 2300, fitted with cover, booster, speaker and came in at a tad over 3.5 kg

A mistake a lot of people seem to make is attaching the bungy to the default spot.
Have a play around, move it up and down etc, you'll be surprised how good it is and
feels when you get the right spot.
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Post  AraratGold on Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:28 am

Redfin wrote:Just weighed my 2300, fitted with cover, booster, speaker and came in at a tad over 3.5 kg

A mistake a lot of people seem to make is attaching the bungy to the default spot.
Have a play around, move it up and down etc, you'll be surprised how good it is and
feels when you get the right spot
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You still talking about a detector Redfin ??!!   Embarassed

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Post  goldchaser on Fri Feb 27, 2015 11:46 am

AraratGold wrote:
Redfin wrote:Just weighed my 2300, fitted with cover, booster, speaker and came in at a tad over 3.5 kg

A mistake a lot of people seem to make is attaching the bungy to the default spot.
Have a play around, move it up and down etc, you'll be surprised how good it is and
feels when you get the right spot
.

You still talking about a detector Redfin ??!!   Embarassed

Cheers,
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lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Post  Redfin on Sun Mar 01, 2015 4:19 pm

I proof read that before I hit the button and thought about changing it, but thought what the heck.
After my first day out with the Zed today it feels more balanced and lighter than the 23, the way I have it set up.
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Post  Guest on Sun Mar 01, 2015 10:17 pm

Redfin wrote:I proof read that before I hit the button and thought about changing it, but thought what the heck.
After my first day out with the Zed today it feels more balanced and lighter than the 23, the way I have it set up.

G'day Redfin,

How have you got yours set up, let us know your setup come on. My arm is aching and has gone to my back now. It is heavier than my 5000 hooked up to the 14"AI coil. Today was my longest stint with it. As Jen decided to have a play with her New S/H 2300.

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Post  Redfin on Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:43 pm

Nothing startling. I have a camelbak and use the bungee.
Have added lambswool to the shoulder pads.
The Wireless module is fastened to the shoulder strap just under my right ear.
I'll grab a pic when out this arvo
We Will be in your area one day this week. will pm.
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Post  Jims Gold on Mon Mar 02, 2015 2:04 pm

G'day Mike

I have a bad back but don't like or use the harness that came with the 7000, I use my old harness (shingleback) with a hipstick and bungee cord and once its balanced it certainly takes the weight off plus I can carry my pick in the harness.

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Post  PaddyWack on Mon Mar 02, 2015 6:04 pm

It's not that bad, 37 bits of lead, couple of dozen bits of trash and 2 bits of gold yesterday.

Might need to swap arms occasionally soon or I might end up looking like Roger Federer one of the Williams sisters Wink

It's actually really nice not being attached to the machine at all.

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Post  AUoptimist on Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:49 pm

Hi Folks,
Over the past couple of days I've been experimenting with the supplied 7000 harness; like some here the harness felt awkward and looked kind of out-of-shape on me at least.
With some careful adjusting on the J struts and other strap adjustments it now fits my frame quite well and feels comfortable. OK, time to add the 7000, the bungee cord was hooked up and the length adjusted; swinging the 7000 I noticed the LHS of the coil lifted about 75 mm on the right hand swing; twisting the centre shaft to the left pretty much corrected the cant problem but off-set the handle and screen off to the right putting a strain on the wrist.
After more stuffing about I moved the bungee wrap to the top of the lower shaft; wow did that make a huge difference, it closed down the angle between the detector and the bungee attachment under the plastic breast strap, the difference was quite pleasing, the detector swung beautifully and was easy to control, I'm certainly a much happier 7000 owner on the weight and manoeuvrabilty front.
To round out the harness fit-out I added my dual speaker booster and speakers and connected the booster to the wireless speaker; works great.
Heading bush tomorrow for a test run on some interesting country and see how the whole system performs.
Cheers, AUoptimist.

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Post  Guest on Mon Mar 02, 2015 11:07 pm

Redfin wrote:Nothing startling. I have a camelbak and use the bungee.
Have added lambswool to the shoulder pads.
The Wireless module is fastened to the shoulder strap just under my right ear.
I'll grab a pic when out this arvo
We Will be in your area one day this week. will pm.

Thanks Redfin,

Sounds like the bees knees, I decided to rig up to my pro swing harness that I bought in Kalgoorlie 2 years ago and I straight away noticed the difference on my arm, but after a few hrs my back started to ache.  Yes no worries about getting in touch we should be around.  Very Happy

Thanks Jim's Gold,

Sounds like your set up is the bees knees too and thanks for your reply.  

Cheers Guys.   Mike.

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