SubSurface Instruments – PL-VF3


Equipped with a wide variety of locating modes and a 3W power output

Simple, accurate and affordable, the PL-VF3 Locating System will meet the demands of any locate task. This locator is designed for the locating professional, but it is simple enough to be used by anyone needing to locate.

The PL-VF3 Locating System is adaptable; frequencies and operational modes may be added or deleted on demand to suit the user’s locating needs.

Our innovative technology creates a remote link between the transmitter and receiver. Users can control the transmitter’s output power and frequency right from the hand-held receiver, eliminating the back and forth walking between devices.

A large, high-contrast LCD offers a clearly visible signal response in any lighting. Automatic depth, automatic current, and proximal directional arrows are readable in the brightest sunshine or back-lit for viewing in dimmer conditions.

Whether the locate is measured in feet or miles, 3 watts of power and automatic impedance matching from 5 ohms to 25,000 ohms, ensure adequate signal. The PL-VF3 Locating System is a must-have for anyone needing a simple and accurate locator.

Standard Frequencies:

512 Hz, 8khz, 33kHz, 82kHz and 200kHz.


  • Three button keypad simplifies the user interface
  • 8 Locating Modes: the multi-channel processor allows for simultaneous field detection from a multiple antenna array ensuring accuracy
  • Transmits 2 frequencies at the same time
  • Customizable frequencies and operational modes
  • Automatic Impedance Matching Technology: maximizes your transmission range while minimizing power consumption
  • Remotely controls your transmitter from the receiver to more than 400 meters (437 yards)
  • High-Contrast LCD Interface with Backlight: guides the operator to the target location by providing all relevant data including continuous depth, current measurement, signal strength, and directional arrows
  • Constant Depth & Current Measurement: real-time updates online depth and signal condition
  • 1 year warranty. Warranty extends to 4 years when registered within 30 days of original purchase
  • Made in the USA