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Spectra CR600 Magnetic Detector

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CR600 Magnetic Detector

Model: CR600

SKU: CR600

Was: £339.00 Including VAT.

Sale Price: £274.00 Incl. VAT: £328.80

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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Product overview:

Spectra Precision CR600 Magnetic Detector

The CR600 Detector is ideal for contractors doing both site preparation and general construction. It can be either staff or machine mounted, making it ideal for a wide range of applications. Using the magnetic mount, the CR600 detector is easily moved between backhoes, small excavators, box blades or skid steer loaders. With such a high degree of flexibility, the CR600 is made tough enough for any job.


Designed for tough construction site conditions.

Rugged, magnesium housing can withstand a drop of up to 3 m (10 ft) on concrete. 
Super-bright coloured LED elevation indicators visibly indicate grade elevation information to the operator—even in poor light and up to 100 m (350 ft) in bright sunlight. 
Adjustable bandwidth lets the operator tighten the on-grade band to easily meet a variety of accuracy requirements with tighter tolerances from rough grading through form leveling. 
Wrap around detector cells with continuous pickup through an operating range of 270° provide less dead spots and improved productivity, especially for machine applications. 
Longer, above-grade detector cells make digging with a back hoe easier than ever.


Housing: Heavy-duty metal (die-cast magnesium) capable of a 3m (10 ft) drop on concrete
LCD Channels: 15 linear display segments
Offset Decals: English 0.01 ft. increments, Imperial in. increments, metric increments
Capture Height: 114 mm (4.5 in.)
Acceptance Angle: 270°
LCD Readout: Front, regardless of the receiver’s orientation to the laser beam. On-Grade:
Sensitivity Ultra-fine: 0.1 mm (0.004 in.)
Super-fine: 1 mm (1/32 in.)
Staff/Hand-Held Mode:
Fine: 1.50 mm (1/16 in.)
Medium: 3.00 mm (1/8 in.)
Coarse: 6.00 mm (1/4 in.)
Machine-Mount Mode:
Fine: 10 mm (3/8 in.)
Coarse: 25 mm (1 in.)
Power Source: Three 1.5-V batteries (type LR6/AA)
Battery Life @ 20 °C (68 °F): Alkaline: >100 hours
Battery Indicator LCD battery symbol
Automatic Shutoff: 30 minutes after last laser detection or push-button actuation
Spectral Sensitivity: Operates with red visible and infrared lasers with wavelength between 610 and 900 nm
Marking Notch: 50 mm (2 in.) below top of receiver
Audio Function: Quiet/loud/off
Operating Temperature: –20 °C to +50 °C (–4 °F to +122 °F)
Storage Temperature: –40 °C to +70 °C (–40 °F to +158 °F)
Weight: 0.5 kg (1.1 lb)
Dimensions (T x W x L): 3.0 x 9.3 x 18 cm (1.2 x 3.6 x 7.0 in.)

Technical specification:

The Spectra CR600 will operate with any RED beam Rotating laser level. It will not work with GREEN beam lasers. There are currently no magnetic machine detectors for green beam lasers.

Example usage:

Backhoes - for grading.

Skid-steer Loaders - for elevation display.

Mini Excavators - also for elevation display.


Site Preparation 
Building and Housing Pads 
Sewage and Storm Drains 
General Construction 

User guides & Datasheets:

Product Comparison:

Please note: Some features listed are only available using optional accessories.

Calibration and servicing:

We check and calibrate all Lasers prior to dispatch, to ensure they meet or exceed the manufacturers published specifications at the time of shipment from the factory.
If you routinely work on large job sites, which require you to have a physical Calibration certificate, issued in your name and matched to the Laser via its serial number, you must ensure you tick the above box marked "Paper Certificate" (where applicable) to add a Calibration certificate to your order. The Certificate will then be generated and included with your Laser. Please note the issuing of a Calibration certificate DOES NOT delay or hold up the despatch of your Laser in any way.

Kit comprises of:

CR600 Detector
C51 Strong magnetic machine mount
C50 Standard staff clamp bracket
3 Year Warranty

VAT Invoice:

When the order is dispatched, a PDF (digital copy) of the VAT invoice will be attached to the dispatch confirmation email and a paper copy of the VAT invoice will be in the box.

Key information:

Model CR600
User Guides & Datasheets:


Spectra CR600 User Guide


Spectra CR600 User Guide


Spectra CR600 User Guide


Spectra CR600 User Guide


Spectra CR600 User Guide


Spectra CR600 User Guide


Spectra CR600 User Guide


Spectra CR600 User Guide

Brand Spectra Precision
Type Magnetic Detector / Receiver
Laser beam Dot
Laser colour Red Beam
Usage Outdoor
IP rating Electronics protected to IP67 & Battery compartment protected to IP54. Overall IP54
Warranty Automatic 3 Year Warranty

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Posted by Martyn stone on Sunday 26th of August 2018


Hi, will the Spectra CR600 Detector work with a LEICA RUGBY 610 ? Kind regards, Martyn


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Sunday 26th of August 2018

    Hi Martyn

    Thank you for your message.

    The Spectra CR600 will be ideal to work with your Rugby 610 as it works with all groundworks red beam rotary lasers which spin at 600RPM.

    Best regards

    Mark Roberts

    Laser Levels Online

Posted by antony Holmes on Friday 3rd of August 2018


Hi i have just purchased a cr 600 from your selves in the magnetic mount it has a threaded hole could you please tell me what size and thread this is i am looking at a mount to fit on a scaffold type clamp thanks for your help Tony Holmes antony holmes mini digger hire


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Friday 3rd of August 2018

    Hello Tony

    The thread in the CR600's magnet pack is the standard 5/8" x 11, as used on all surveying equipment.

    Please see this link to our Scaffold Clamp Holder with the same thread:

    Its a really robust, well-engineered clamp & may be of use to you.


    Ian Roberts

    Laser Levels Online

Posted by Greg on Monday 20th of November 2017


Hi does it tell you on screen the mm you need to get level or just up and down arrows


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Monday 20th of November 2017

    Hi Greg,

    Thank you for your message.

    The CR600 is classed as a machine control detector and therefore can be attached to the boom arm of differs etc...

    As such it has very bright LED's and a loud audio sounder but does not have the elevation option for mm / inch found on standard detectors like the HL450 / HL760U which cannot be mounted on a digger. I suspect this is because it would be too hard to see from the cab.

    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online

    The Laser Level Specialists

Posted by chris on Wednesday 3rd of May 2017


hi will this work OK with a topcon rl h 4c it has red beam.


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Wednesday 3rd of May 2017


    Thank you for your message.

    Yes, the will work with all red beam rotary lasers which spin at around 600 RPM.

    Best regards

    Mark Roberts

    Laser Levels Online

Posted by John on Wednesday 26th of April 2017


Will the cr600 work with a Fukuda FRE301. Thanks


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Wednesday 26th of April 2017

    Hello John

    The Spectra CR600 machine control detector is compatible with the Fukuda FRE-301R RED beam.

    The FRE-301R is a multi-speed unit. Set it to rotate at its MAXIMUM speed. This gives the best stability & range with the CR600.

    nb. It does not work with the green beam FRE-301G.

    Best regards


    Laser Levels Online

Posted by philip on Tuesday 19th of April 2016


hi will this work with any rotary laser eg fukuda 301 or does it have to be compatible with a certain device? cheers philip


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Tuesday 19th of April 2016

    Yes, the Spectra CR600 machine control detector is compatible with the Fukuda rotary laser, but it must be the red beam model FRE-301R.

Posted by Lee noake on Thursday 3rd of October 2013


Will this work with LL100 and can the audio be turned off to just use the LEDs. Also, are the LEDs on both sides of the receiver so it can be mounted on the left and right hand sides of the excavator arm. Thank you


  • Posted by Laser Levels Online - Support on Thursday 3rd of October 2013


    The CR600 will work with the LL100 and the LL100-5. The Audio options are Loud, Quiet and Off. The LED's are only on the left side with the magnet pack to the right side. There are no rear LED's on the detector.

    If you have any further questions or require any additional assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.
    Best regards
    Mark Roberts
    Laser Levels Online

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