Equinox 6" Coil Ear Strengtheners

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Pete E
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Can anybody an aftermarket ear strengtheners for the Equinox 6" coil?

I have found and fitted a good one for my 11" coil, so now looking for one for my 6" coil.

After having a quick Google, I can only see the one at UK HistoryFinders but it doesn't look particularly substantial???

So anybody have any other recommendations???

Thanks in advance,

Peter
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I’d doubt you’d need one for the 6 inch coil as it’s mass is a lot less. Also I will say that I’m convinced that 99 percent of the ones we get back at JA with broken lugs are because the bolts have been done up too tight. The bolt should be done up until it starts to bite and thats it. The coil should be able to move freely to be able to follow the contours of the ground.
Just my two bobs worth :thumbsup:
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Flossyrockstar wrote: Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:58 pm I’d doubt you’d need one for the 6 inch coil as it’s mass is a lot less. Also I will say that I’m convinced that 99 percent of the ones we get back at JA with broken lugs are because the bolts have been done up too tight. The bolt should be done up until it starts to bite and thats it. The coil should be able to move freely to be able to follow the contours of the ground.
Just my two bobs worth :thumbsup:
I have heard over tightening being touted as a likely cause, but bottom line is that it's a poor design that ML should have rectified by now.

With regards the 6" coil not needing it...I sort of agree, but would prefer to beef the area up "just in case"...

Regards,

Peter
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Pete E wrote: Sun Nov 08, 2020 8:35 am I have heard over tightening being touted as a likely cause, but bottom line is that it's a poor design that ML should have rectified by now.

With regards the 6" coil not needing it...I sort of agree, but would prefer to beef the area up "just in case"...

Regards,

Peter
Despite their other misgivings the service side of Minelab is second to none and they will replace any coil with broken lugs even on the old X-Terras. I was very surprised that the new Vanquish machines had redesigned coils and then not surprised that they were incompatible with the Equinox. :D
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I wonder how many coils ML have replaced due to broken coil ears? Very good customer service as you say, but hopefully the penny will eventually drop! :roll:

So have they needed up the coil lugs on the Vanquish then?
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If you take into account all the X-Terras thousands I would imagine worldwide.
We haven’t had any back so far on the Vanquish, they’re definitely a better design :thumbsup:
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The coil lug thickness increases with coil size. It does seem that overtightening is the cause of breakages. I've given my 15" coil some serious abuse stubble bashing and it coped just fine. I don't see why lug strengtheners are needed at all. :-?
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