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coil cable wear

Atlas

New member
I think it would still be possible on the open coil design since the flex point is fully enclosed.

One advantage i see to the solid coil design is the cable comes out of the shaft at the flex point so sand can't get trapped in there and grind the cable.

I mostly hunt water with my ATX and the cam locks get sanded in just about every hunt. I have the spanner wrench and have had to clean them out often.

HH
 

dmnz

Member
I don't think this is addressed - to be honest, I have two ATX machines and several coils - albeit they have all paid for themselves - however, the cable degradation is almost guaranteed, even with little use. Was intent on writing a letter to Garrett this week.... seems to me that something is 'reacting' and causing the cables to fail.
 

dmnz

Member
yes - it is shocking - I have 2x ATX, 2x 8 inch coils, 3 * stock coils, 1* deep seeker coil = all cracked. It is a fantastic machine, but such a shame! Interestingly, the one coil I removed the shaft from (and fitted my own carbon shaft) is pretty much fine.

As a result I have moved to the xcals, which is a real shame as I love the ATX (hence no longer posting here....)
 

Dancer

Well-known member
dmnz said:
yes - it is shocking - I have 2x ATX, 2x 8 inch coils, 3 * stock coils, 1* deep seeker coil = all cracked. It is a fantastic machine, but such a shame! Interestingly, the one coil I removed the shaft from (and fitted my own carbon shaft) is pretty much fine.

As a result I have moved to the xcals, which is a real shame as I love the ATX (hence no longer posting here....)

Dmnz, man what a story. Every one reading your posts knows your success with the Atx. But a guy can only take so much.
You got more than a small fortune tied up and not counting your time.
People vote with their feet. I'm just going to stay with the Infinium. See ya around, and good luck.

Dancer
 

Ozleif

Member
Sometimes one will just have to do what is suitable for oneself in order to get some use of one's investment.

Cables repaired and weight greatly reduced.
 

Dancer

Well-known member
Ozleif said:
Sometimes one will just have to do what is suitable for oneself in order to get some use of one's investment.

Cables repaired and weight greatly reduced.

What ya gotta do to get what you want. Not only do you pay for the machine, you gotta redesign it too.
 

Ozleif

Member
Dancer said:
What ya gotta do to get what you want. Not only do you pay for the machine, you gotta redesign it too.



Righ you are.

Have had no trouble with the coil cable so far and I got the ATX as soon as it became available.....2013

Now the weight of the detector as a whole was not to favourable so that was my reason to modify, besides it was easier than b-itching and complaining all the time and just get on with the job of beach searching and gold prospecting.

Another benefit is the ATX coil can be used on an Infinium LS.
 

denny45

Member
doc holiday232 said:
Has the issue with the coil cable cracking been resolved?
You should ask Garrett. Make money first then take care of the coil cable later that seems like what garrett did.
 

Seeker Shawn

New member
I read on another thread in this forum that someone just bought an ATX and it has different coil cable covering material now. Anyone know if that is accurate?
 
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