Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Equipment Spotlight

Ground penetrating radar from McLaughlin, Sensors & Software, Vermeer,
Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI) and Ditch Witch.

The McLaughlin Verifier G2 uses “Smart” transmitter technology along with improved noise reduction to achieve extreme accuracy in utility line location and depth calculation. Additional features include Peak and Null locating modes, four active frequencies, depth readout and Current Measurement Index (CMI), unique inductive method, passive radio search, increased depth capacity to 30 feet and a completely weatherproof receiver. 800.435.9340,

Sensors & Software

Effectively design installations with Utility SmartCart. Locate, map and report with SmartCart to accurately define locations and depths for the entire buried infrastructure as well as unscramble densely packed installations. Updated and streamlined specifically for the utility surveying market, this new configuration operates in both Locate & Mark and Survey & Map modes. Locate & Mark provides simple and intuitive real time locates. Survey & Map features grid mapping for SUM/SUE applications. Fully integrated systems bundled with EKKO_Project, GPS integration, interpretation, and depth slicing, can now be purchased at a very competitive price. 800.267.3013,


Featuring the latest advancements in ground-penetrating radar, the Interragator EZ locates many types of buried pipes – including PVC and other non-metallic products. The Interragator EZ can locate targets up to 6.1 feet underground depending on soil type, surface conditions and other factors. Easily transported thanks to a lightweight, compact design, the Interragator EZ delivers quick results – simply push a button and move the unit along the survey path for real-time data. Use in addition to conventional locating and vacuum excavation methods for a clearer picture of the subsurface. 888.837.6337,

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc. (GSSI)

The UtilityScan DF is GSSI’s premium GPR unit for utility locating. It incorporates GSSI’s innovative digital dual-frequency antenna (300- 800 MHz) and an easy-to-use touchscreen interface to view shallow and deep targets simultaneously in a single scan. With an operation life of up to eight hours and a survey speed up to 6.25 mph, data collection is fast and efficient. Locate the position and depth of metallic and non-metallic objects, including service utilities such as gas, communications, sewer lines, UST’s and PVC pipes. 603.893.1109,

Ditch Witch

Designed for contractors and utility engineers, the Ditch Witch 2450GR ground penetrating radar system is instrumental in mapping efforts. Ideal for urban planning, void, sinkhole and concrete detection and locating underground storage tanks – the 2450GR pinpoints cables and metallic and non-metallic pipes in one pass at depths of up to 19.7 feet. It also provides fast, clear images with its 5.6 mph survey speed and digitally controlled radar. 800.654.6481,