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I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

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http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

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46 minutes ago, phrunt said:

I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

shaft-645x361.jpg

http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

I hate the straight shaft of the Equinox.  If I had access to a tube bender, I'd put an S bend in the middle rod and try to replicate the feel of a Fisher F75.

I've never bothered to use an arm strap on any of my other detectors; however, my arm won't stay in the arm cuff without a strap on the Equinox.  I expect the problem will get even worse when using a large coil.

Will White's sell the S shaft for the V3i?  Is there some other S shaft alternative?  I don't think the Mars universal shaft is a good choice since the Equinox control box already has a built in hand grip.

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I haven't got my Equinox yet, waiting for my supplier to get back from a Dredging trip, I'll have to see how I like the shaft before considering my options, but that Mars Shaft is the style I like.  Shame it won't be suitable for the Equinox.

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Yes I have found the straight shaft on the GM 1000 & the EQ not overly favourable. More in the conditions I detect in with a lot of uneven ground when placing the detector down to dig/scrape a signal. There always seems to be protruding bedrock that bellies out the detector shaft half way down causing the detector to roll over. The things we have to put up with :rolleyes:. The GMT & GB2 are better with there shaft configuration. The Zed with it 14" coil helps anchor it in place when placed down. And the GP/GPX's with the control box hanging down a bit gave the straight shaft a bit of height, so was nowhere as bad at wanting to roll over.  Cheers

JW :smile:

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12 minutes ago, Steve Herschbach said:

Depends how you ask the question...

Shaft Design Poll

Grip Design Poll

An S rod for an Equinox would have to have the bend between the coil and the control box, like a Fisher F75 or V3i, since the Equinox has an integrated hand grip.  I wouldn't mount the Equinox control box on an S rod where the bent portion of the rod was intended as a hand grip. 

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4 hours ago, phrunt said:

I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

shaft-645x361.jpg

http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

appears to be an XP Deus knock off and have similar square tubing so may be challenging to fit the Nox components on it.

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7 hours ago, phrunt said:

I would like mine on this, I just love this type of Shaft

shaft-645x361.jpg

http://en.marsmd.com/catalog/marsmd-universal-shaft/

I don't know if it will fit, I'm contacting them to ask. It slides up pretty small for transport too.

 

its basically an XP Deus shaft trhe problems i see with this retro fitted for a nox is the control box is about 6" tall  or more, you would have to mount that on top of the grip which is about 4-5" tall... so you would be looking at a top heavy 10" tall detector it may slide compact lengthwise but expand the other direction... would take alot of fitting to make it feel right.

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so the biggest dilemma here is it would make the detector about a foot tall and nowhere for the upper shaft to recess if mounted lower.. pulled my deus handle out to show you basically a handle on top of another handle as the control box and battery are built into the Nox handle

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Is the Xterra shaft the same diameter as the Equinox shaft? 

If so, I'd think the S shaped middle rod of an Xterra could be adapted to the Equinox.  I think the Xterra locking pin in on the side, as opposed to on the bottom for the Equinox; however, I don't think that would be difficult to change.

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