Line Locator pinpoints transmitters in pipes and drains.

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NaviTrack(TM) utilizes real-time liquid-crystal mapping display to guide operators to exact location of target, regardless of how unit is held. It can locate underground cast-iron pipes, water lines, electrical lines, and other metallic cables. Search mode uses gauges and audio signals. Map mode locates transmitter and maps direction of pipe. Trace mode locates energized lines and power lines. Balanced handle and keypad can be operated by one hand.



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New Ridgid(R) NaviTrack(TM) Features Superior Accuracy



ELYRIA, OH - May 2002 - A state-of-the-art line locator was recently introduced by the Ridge Tool Company at the Pumper & Cleaner Environmental Expo in Nashville, TN. The NaviTrack(TM) line locator features superior accuracy, making it the fastest, easiest, most accurate method to locate underground pipe, cable and utility lines available on the market today.

With its unique, large, real-time, liquid-crystal mapping display, the NaviTrack guides even the most inexperienced operators to the exact location of the target, regardless of how the unit is held.

The new RIDGID/Kollmann line locator quickly and accurately pinpoints the precise location and depth of a transmitter in buried pipes and drains. It also locates underground cast-iron pipes, water lines, electrical lines, telephone lines and other metallic cables when they are energized. The NaviTrack operates in three modes. The search mode uses gauges and audio signals to guide the user to the target area quickly and easily over long distances. The map mode locates the transmitter with pinpoint accuracy and maps the direction of the pipe. The trace mode locates energized lines and power lines.

The versatile NaviTrack provides more feedback than standard line locators. Its large LCD display has digital and audible signal strength indicators and a real-time mapping image. All of the information is displayed in an easy-to-read format. An ergonomically designed, balanced handle and a keypad that can be
operated by one hand enable users to easily and accurately operate the new locator.

"This new line locator will allow virtually any technician to locate. The ease-of-use will not only eliminate costly downtime and mistakes, it gives the user another source of potential revenue," commented Tim Smith, product manager, RIDGID/Kollmann products.

With high-quality electronics and rugged, durable construction, the NaviTrack is built for long-lasting service in the field. Like all RIDGID products, the new line locator is backed by the RIDGID lifetime warranty.

Ridge Tool Company, a leading manufacturer of hand and power tools, markets its products in more than 130 countries. The company's broad offering includes threading and drain cleaning machines, and more than 300 types of tools serving the rental, plumbing, HVAC/R, industrial, electrical, petroleum, institutional, commercial and hardware markets. Ridge Tool is a subsidiary of St. Louis, Missouri-based Emerson.

For additional information on the NaviTrack line locator, please contact Ridge Tool Company, 400 Clark Street, Elyria, OH 44036 U.S.A. Or, call toll free: 1-800-769-7743.

Ridge Tool Company, c/o Ultimate Leads, P. 0. Box 739, Berea, OH 44017-0739. Or, call 1-800-769-7743 for more information.

Ridge Tool Company 400; Clark Street; P.O. Box 4023; Elyria, Ohio 44036-2023, U.S.A.; Ph: (440) 323-5581; Fax: (440) 323-5204;
Internet: ridgid.com; Subsidiary of Emerson Electric Company

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