Tesoro Lobo SuperTRAQPrice: $700
Avg. Score: 4.68
Based on 22 reviews
Based on 22 reviews
Avg. Durability: 4.25
Avg. Ease of use: 5.00
Still one of the Best available from Tesoro
November 20, 2004I won't go into a lot of detail here. Just want to point out that to this day, the Lobo ST remains one of the best offerings available from Tesoro.
There are detectors that will outperform it in some categories but as an all around machine the LST gets it done. Some say it has a language that will speak to you when you learn it but I never did "learn it" I can't hear anything other than a beep on non-ferrous targets.
One big plus I did find about the audio is that it is very distinctive on big heavy iron. If you relic hunt or hunt old logging camps, ID'ing large iron like axe heads ect is a snap with the LST. I like digging that kind of stuff and can tell it with a high degree of accuracy.
Tom from Rural Michigan
Lobo Super Traq
April 01, 2004Best all around coin, relic, machine I have ever owned. No nuggets yet, or at least not gold ones, found a couple pounds of lead/galena nuggets up in Wisconsin, at least 50 pieces of gold and silver jewelry, several chains, and over 500 bucks in clad and pennies.
Best all around coil is the 9x8, pinpoints extremely well and detector has VCO pinpoint and auto ground tracking in all metal mode. THe only misgivings I have with it are that it hates water. I have had to return it 4 times now for retuning and they always accuse me of water damage.
I bought a Headhunter Diver last year and it is the best for ring hunting in water. The LST is a keeper. I have 4 coils for mine, hope to use the new Tejon 10x12 coil with it when it comes back from retuning. I always get my LST tuned to the 9x8 coil in disc mode for max depth, like a foot on gold rings.
This is the only detector I have ever owned that will go deeper on gold jewelry, by 3-4 inches, than on, say a silver quarter, about 8 inch on the quarter and 12 inch on a heavy gold ring, AFTER the retune.
It comes stock with a 5 x 10 elliptical which is harder to pinpoint with. Gimme that 9x8 anyday. I guess the 5x10 is what is preferred for nugget hunting but I still say the 9x8 is the best coil for this unit.
Tom Van Vleet from USA