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Garrett carrot

Post by Junior » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:26 am

The garrett carrot. Does any one else have the same issues ive had??? Is it me or do others keep changing the setting s when trying to turn it off. The vibrate and the sound doesnt seem the best either. Just went from a pi pinpointer to this due to issues. All i want is it to vibrate reasonably and be able to hear it without keep altering the setting by poss over holding the shut down button !!!! Is this tooooo much to ask ? x;



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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Taslehoff » Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:26 am

Hi Mate

I think you are holding the button too long. If you hold it for 1 sec it will turn off, If longer it will go into mode change.
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Re: Garrett carrot

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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by KTM666 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 12:37 pm

I agree with Taslehoff regarding the button. You could try changing the battery for a good quality new one to see if it makes a difference. I have found that when the battery is not tip top, the carrot starts to act up in a variety of ways. The existing one will still have enough life in it to be used in something else.
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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Junior » Sun Mar 26, 2017 1:26 pm

Cheers. Prob got tooooo clumsy fingers but will try a new battery have to give to mrs to sort out as i get p off with it quickly. Just vibrate and beep thats all i want. Not 30 different settings.

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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Rayc » Sun Mar 26, 2017 2:32 pm

I lost my propointer and bought a carrot. Guess what - the propointer was down the back of the sofa!
The carrot complicates what should be a simple functon, it also eats batteries. Its only advantage is the lanyard eye. Have gone back to using the propointer while the carrot moulders in a cupboard.

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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Phil2401 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 5:35 pm

Previous advice spot on in my view - I've been using one for 3 months and have just more or less got the hang of not pressing the button for more than a second - still regularly get it wrong though, particularly when wearing gloves. Too complicated - you're right - all we want to know is whether there's metal there or not - if not, shut up and switch yourself off when we tell you to.

Batteries? a few people seem to have complained about short battery life - I've been using the same Duracell for about 10 digs now and it doesn't show any signs of packing up. Daft not to carry a spare battery though.
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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Koala » Sun Mar 26, 2017 6:47 pm

Kind of

I long time ago someone had one that no matter what it would revert to the least sensitive setting. After saving the max sensitivity setting it would randomly revert to the lest. In the end they would switch it on and off quickly away From metal every time the switched it on.


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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Nectardetector » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:37 pm

Used one since it come out awesome tool once u get hang of the button if it broke a would go buy another made me a very efficient digger
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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by KTM666 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:36 pm

I find that having 3 sensitivity levels are useful as sometimes you need to desensitise it sometimes to find which side of the hole wall target is in. I mainly use on level 3 and dig 6" diameter holes on pasture. Very simple to operate but useful to know how to adjust it if you need to. Also switch on with point touching ground to ground balance it, especially when using max sensitivity or will sound off when below ground level even when away from any metal. Do other people find that happens?
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Post by Nectardetector » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:53 pm

Not with mine just switch it on and away it goes have it on level 3 with sound
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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by KTM666 » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:49 pm

Mine is only 2 months old but on second battery with very light use. I'll see how it works on different sites for a while before deciding if it is a bit faulty.
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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Phil2401 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:48 pm

KTM666 wrote:I find that having 3 sensitivity levels are useful as sometimes you need to desensitise it sometimes to find which side of the hole wall target is in. I mainly use on level 3 and dig 6" diameter holes on pasture. Very simple to operate but useful to know how to adjust it if you need to. Also switch on with point touching ground to ground balance it, especially when using max sensitivity or will sound off when below ground level even when away from any metal. Do other people find that happens?
What a great bit of advice - I'll try that next time. Have had a few occasions of it going crazy for no apparent reason - never thought about ground balance.

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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by KTM666 » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:17 am

I called the dealer who said that my pinpointer definitely sounded faulty and to send it back to get checked out. I have used it with a fresh battery and even re-tuned it during use by a quick press of the button, it works but still does not seem quite right. I think it will go in the post this week after my next outing. :-L
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Re: Garrett carrot

Post by Gary_Graham » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:53 pm

I've had no issues with battery life or resetting to different settings but recently I've had to switch off and back on again as it seemed not to be detecting on level 3 with sound. This was frustrating to say the least until I watched how I was using it.... switching on near either my watch, spade or other metal bits in my gear! rl;
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