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Garrett LTX
Posted by: steve herschbach
Date: March 03, 2017 03:38PM
I don't get out and about posting much anymore but I figured you guys would want to see this. My original ATX was one of the first, and being an ATX fan I decided to buy another one and convert the old one into a lighter weight dry land version that could accommodate the Infinium DD coils, as well as the old stock coil which I converted to a center mount. My custom Garrett LTX (Lightweight ATX) comes in at a perfectly balanced 4.7 lbs (with rechargeable batteries) versus my stock ATX at 6.9 lbs. Mine can be hip or chest mounted but I doubt I will unless in extremely steep terrain. Anyone interested in details can Google "Garrett ATX rebuild".

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: stephenscool
Date: March 04, 2017 02:29AM
Very interesting setup. I should have an atx in the mail today. If everything goes ok give me a few weeks to see what I can come up with.

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: WaterWalker
Date: March 04, 2017 03:23AM
WOW! what a read and bag full of information. It was specifically interesting about the Ground Balance Hole PIs have.
Bret did a great job in explaining the Hole and the difference between a one and two channel ground balance. I love to learn something new everyday. Here it is 3:30am and I have done that today! Thanks for the info and such a thorough description and photos. Amazing. Now, waterproof it :cheers:. Thanks

Here is the link to the "Hole" topic

And like you said if you are interested in the entire story: "Anyone interested in details can Google "Garrett ATX rebuild"."

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: Dancer
Date: March 04, 2017 01:29PM
Ya just wonder why it wasn't made like that in the first place? (Water proof of course) It could've been made something like the Infinium. And with a lot more sales. The Technology is great, but the weight and the maintenance ? Course what do I know?

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: steve herschbach
Date: March 06, 2017 02:27PM
Same converted control box, but on carbon fiber straight shaft. Original coil enclosed in shell to covert to center mount. Not much lighter than stock at 6.24 lbs. but much better balance and feel. And still can be converted to hip or chest mount, in which case rod and coil on arm weighs 3.2 lbs.

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: John-Edmonton
Date: March 10, 2017 10:38AM
That is very creative Steve:thumbup: Thanks for posting. :)

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: Ozleif
Date: March 11, 2017 06:15PM
Lovely job SH !

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: Old California
Date: March 13, 2017 10:41AM
Good job Steve,

Very professional, took your time and it paid off.


AKA..Paul (Ca)

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Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: Booty Hunter
Date: April 07, 2017 05:31PM
Thanks for posting Steve!

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: Limalot
Date: April 08, 2017 03:35AM
The ATX was definatly made for a Grunt, with little smarts and a stong back and shoulders. Basic electronics is good but needs a weight watcher diet.

Re: Garrett LTX
Posted by: shelton7522
Date: April 27, 2017 07:53AM
Good work. Steve.

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