During the design phase of the Vaquero (pronounced va-care-oh), we knew that it was going to be a very hard working detector. It is designed as an all-around detector, able to do just about everything that any detectorist could want to do. Vaquero is the Spanish word for cowboy. When we think of hard work and the ability to take on any kind of tough job, we think of the cowboys of the old west.
The main part of the Vaquero’s versatility is its three and three-quarters manually adjusted ground balance. This will give the detectorist the power to set up his machine to best suit the mineralization conditions that he is working in and his personal treasure hunting style. The Vaquero adds an ED180 discrimination feature to filter the trash from the treasure and a Push Button Pinpoint that makes digging up the goodies that much easier. The discriminate knob is also used to switch into a threshold-based All Metal Mode.
VLF 14 kHz Frequency
One Drop-in 9V Battery
3 3/4 Turn External Ground Balance
9x8 Monolithic Coil
3-Piece Knockdown Pole
Operating Frequency 14.3 kHz, 14.5 kHz, 14.7 kHz
Searchcoil Type Monolithic (Carbon Fiber)
Searchcoil Size 9 x 8
Cable Length Approx. 3'
Audio Frequency Approx. 293 Hz or VCO
Audio Output 1 1/2" speaker and headphone jack
Headphone Compatibility ј" stereo plug
Weight (may vary slightly) 2.2 lbs
Battery Requirement One 9 Volt DC (alkaline)
Battery Life (typical) 10 to 20 hours
Optimum Temp. Range 30° to 100° F
Optimum Humidity 0 to 75% R.H.
Operating Modes Threshold-based All Metal
Silent Search Discriminate
Pinpoint Mode All Metal Fast Auto-Tune