Underground Cable Locator

Radiodetection RD8000 underground utility locator for cables, pipes includes auto depth, display utility direction, GPS compatible. Remote control of transmitter. Displays utility direction. Identifies utility. 3 year warranty.

Radiodetection RD8000Underground Cable Locator RD8000

  • Underground Cable Direction Display: The RD8000 displays a line parallel to the pipe or cable for easier and faster locating especially at bends.
  • Auto Depth: Automatically displays depth without buttons and prevents depth display not aligned or near the utility to avoid inaccurate depths.
  • Control Transmitter for Receiver:  ILOC™ The Radiodetection RD8000B underground cable pipe locator remotely controls the frequency and output level of the Tx-5B or Tx-10B locator transmitters with advanced Bluetooth® link from 1000 feet. Integrates easily with GPS for quick data collection to update utility maps. 
  • Verify Accuracy: Peak and null antennas compare the location shown by the peak and true null antennas to determine locate accuracy instead of assuming. Display of peak and null at the same time make verifying locate accuracy faster and easier.
  • Arrows: Left and right arrows grow longer the farther from the underground pipe or cable and a variable tone that is different on side.
  •  3 Year Warranty
  • Centros™: Over 50 software and hardware patents, High-performance processor core runs new, innovative algorithms.
    Improves the accuracy and repeatability of measurements.
  • Dynamic Overload Protection: Prevents signal overload in areas with strong signals like power substations.
  • StrikeAlert: Warns of nearby power cables.
  •  Simultaneous power and radio signal detection: Search for buried utilities with both frequencies in a single step hear the actual signals amplified without the transmitter.
  • Light Weight & Balanced – 28% lighter than industry standard RD4000 cable and pipe locator.  (If you place your finger in center of the handle, the RD7000 and RD8000 pipe and cable locators balance vertically which promotes more accurate locating and the comfort of locator operator.)
  • Improved Display: Large, high contrast, automatic backlit LCD screen on both the transmitters and receivers.
  • Cable Fault Location:   Follow the arrows to the cable ground fault from all directions with a patented technique.  The locator automatically switches to the fault find frequency when the A-frame is connected.
  • Current Direction: Simple patented identification tool with arrows that point forward when near the target utility and backwards when near all others utilities.
  • Greater Sensitivity: The single peak is about 30% stronger signal.
  • Choice of batteries:  Rechargeable Li-ion battery pack with quick change D-cell battery door optional.
  • Verify Calibration Onsite: Validate the original factory calibration of the RD8000 and  RD7000 underground  locators and print certificates without returning it. 
  • Free Onsite Updates: Connect the USB port and upgrade your RD8000 or RD7000 underground cable and pipe locator without sending it in.
  • Withstands water spray all directions and dust - IP54
  • Stores 1000 locate records:  that can include GPS data for quick GIS updates to correct or create utility maps.
  • On-site training and support free

RD8000 Underground Cable Locator Brochure

Underground Cable Locator RD8000 users guide

Underground Cable Locator Transmitter FeaturesUnderground Cable Locator Transmitter

Major Features:

  • Auto Frequency Selection: "Sidestep Auto" analyses and selects the optimum frequency based on ground impedance improving locate accuracy and extending battery life
  • Utility Identification: Forward and back arrows easily identify the unique signal from the transmitter to find the same utility / pipe / cable that transmitter connected to.
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • High Output: Choose low (30V) or high voltage output (90V) to overcome field challenges like rusty connections or dry soil conditions.
  • Quick Frequency Setup: Choose your utility locator receiver model for one step group frequency selection.
  • Best Frequency: Choose the best frequency each situation from 15 direct frequencies, 8 inductive frequencies, 4 current direction frequencies
  • Custom Frequencies: Hide any frequencies not commonly used for faster and simpler use.
  • Short circuit protection
  • Large, high contrast, backlight LCD display with clear information
  • High ground impedance alarm.
  • 10% lighter than RD4000 T10
  • Withstands Water Splashing: Independently tested and rated IP54 to withstand water splashing and dust exposure from all directions.
  • Rechargeable Batteries: Powered by 8 D cells (alkaline or NiMh), lithium ion battery pack available or vehicle cable
  • Multi-meter measures voltage, current, impedance.
  • Storage in Base: Stores screw in ground rod, ground rod extension cable, direction connection cables, ground connection magnet in the transmitter base

Utility Locator Transmitter Models

  1. Tx-1 1 watt, lowest price
  2. Tx-5: 5 watts, and fault find.
  3. Tx-5B: Bluetooth remote control, 5 watts, and fault find.
  4. Tx-10: 10 watts, fault find, current direction, 1 watt induction
  5. Tx-10B: Bluetooth remote control, 10 watts, fault find, current direction, 1 watt induction

Other Radiodetection Locator Choices:

Underground Utility Locators
Electronic EMS Marker Locators
RD8000 Underground Cable Locator
RD7000 Underground Locators
RD5000 Pipe Locator
RD2000 Pipe Cable Locator
CAT4 Cable Pipe Locator

 Utility Locator Accessories

  • Remote utility signal switch: Switch between four different utilities remotely.
  • Induction clamps and fiberglass poles for cable locators
  • Cable locator receiver antennas
  • Live cable connector and live plug connector
  • Cable fault locator A-frame
  • Submersible underwater cable locator antenna
  • Cable Locator Accessories: Radiodetection RD8000, RD7000 RD5000 and RD4000 accessories are interchangeable.

Radiodetection began manufacturing pipe and cable locators since 1978.

Applications include fiber optic cable locators, underground electric cable locators, cable locator rental, underground cable locator, pipe cable locator, pipe locator, utility locators, cable finder, pipe locator, utility cable locators, underground utility locator, camera location, sonde location, fiber optic locator, cable locator.

The RD8000 and RD7000 include cable fault location. We rent underground cable locators.