Anderson CTX 3030 Lower Rod Instructions

In order to use our lower rod, you must first remove the plastic spine which is attached to the connector end of the Minelab coil cable. Simply grasp the coil cable in one hand while pulling the cable free from the spine with the other hand. Retain the plastic spine for use with the original Minelab lower rod if desired. A set of washers and washer shims are included with our lower rod. Use the washer shims if you would like to adjust the tightness of the coil fit to our lower rod by inserting them between the clevis and rubber washers.

Attach the included pieces of spiral cable protector to the coil cable where it enters the lower rod by simply winding the spiral protector around the coil cable. The spiral wrap should also be applied around the coil cable where it exits the rod for about 6 inches. For 2 piece lower rods, be sure that the O ring is fully seated on the threaded section of the rod. It is extremely important not to overtighten the 2 sections of rod, a snug fit is all that is required. Proper maintenance is essential for long life. At the end of the day, unscrew the 2 sections and thoroughly wash with running fresh water if you have been water hunting. Sand, silt, and salt have a way of working themselves into the smallest of places and must be removed in order to prevent lock-up of the 2 pieces. Apply a thin coating of the thread lube to both internal and external threads upon re-assembly. Remember, the 2 piece travel rod is designed to be used in a vacation type application where it will be used as a part time piece of equipment for holidays where it will aid in a storage capacity aboard aircraft or small spaces. It is not a replacement for the one-piece general service duty unit. Because of the reduced inside area of the travel rod tubes, due to the threaded coupler system, you may find inserting the coil cable through the shaft very difficult when the 2 sections are threaded together. The easiest way to install the coil cable is to feed it through each section separately and then screw the 2 sections together. Anderson Detector Shafts – 550 Murdock Ave, Fort Erie, Ontario L2A 1S4