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CS880 Metal Cover Locator CS880 Metal Cover Locator
CS880 Metal Cover Locator

CS880 Metal Cover Locator

The CS880 Metal Cover Locator detects lost or hidden metal objects such as manhole covers and stopcock covers.

The CS880 Metal Cover Locator is a purpose-built solution to the problem of finding lost or hidden metal objects in the ground. It is most commonly used for locating manhole covers through tarmac and grass.

It can be used successfully to find stopcock covers, steel reinforcement rods in concrete road surfaces (rebar), fuel tanks, valve heads and metal pipes or any metallic objects that are buried under tarmac, earth, grass, sand, snow, paving or other material.

The CS880 has been designed specifically for the exacting requirements of the water industry and the ground working contractor. It is incredibly simple to operate, lightweight and user friendly.

Simple to use.

Just turn on and go.


Simple on / off push button controls.

Autopower off

Extends usage time by not wasting battery life.

Audio and visual target identification

Fast response.

LED visual indication of target.

Fascia mounted speaker and headphone socket visual indication of target.

Induction Balance

C.Scope's unique 'Induction Balance' Operating System provides maximum sensitivity to solid metal objects, while ignoring small metal objects that cause false signals.

Target Hold

'Target Hold' facility enables the operator to trace out the shape and size of the located object to provide the operator with a swift indication of what has been detected. Reduces time wasted on uncovering the wrong object.

Ergonomically designed

Custom designed handle, grip and twistlock stem lengthadjustment allows comfortable and prolonged use.

Heavy duty construction

Protected from water and dust ingress.


Uses 8 x AA (LR6) Alkaline batteries or NiMH rechargeable batteries sealed in secure fitted batterycompartment with clip in battery pack.


  • Twistlock stem length adjustment.
  • Comfortable hand grip with arm rest.
  • Fascia mounted loudspeaker.
  • Socket for optional headphones.
  • Protective carry bag available.