Using the correct frequency makes a world of difference when locating buried utilities. The depth of the utility, size, material, and amount of congestion (proximity of other utilities) all need to be taken into consideration for the correct frequency selection. Large diameter, direct buried pipes with bell housing ends that use insulators and rubber gaskets, such as water or gas require a higher frequency whilst smaller diameter, well-grounded direct buried or long distance in conduits work, better with a lower frequency.

The VM-850 operates at a much lower frequency of 9.82kHz which is ideal for smaller diameter utilities such as CATV, power and telephone with less bleeding onto adjacent services.

Distance Sensitive Left/Right GuidanceTM

This feature enables the locator to find which antenna is receiving the strongest signal and therefore indicate which direction one should move to be over the buried line.


VM-850 Receiver

VM-810 Utility Locator and VM-850 Transmitter

VM-850 Receiver

VM-850 Utility Locator with Screen

VM-850 Utility Locator What's in the box

VM-850 Receiver Dimensions

VM-850 Transmitter Dimensions

Key Features

  • Simple – Single button operation
  • Intuitive – Distance Sensitive Left/Right GuidanceTM
  • Efficient – “Real Time” fully automatic gain
  • Accurate – Depth and current readout
  • Compact – Lightweight rugged design
  • Rechargeable Li-ion battery – Li-ion battery in the VM-850 transmitter
VM Series Brochure UK V3.4 2.74 MB Download
VM-810 VM-850 Brochure UK V1.0 3.01 MB Download
VM-850 Technical Specifications V2.4 464.86 KB Download
VM-810 VM-850 User Handbook V2.1 2.12 MB Download
VM810 VM850 App_1.0 1.96 MB Download