Spectra CR700 Magnetic Detector

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SKU: CR700

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Spectra Precision CR700 Magnetic & Staff Mounted Detector
  • Red Pickup
  • mm Detector
  • 127mm Pickup
  • Magnetic
  • Staff Clamp
  • Bright LED's
  • Loud Sounder
  • Anti-strobe
  • Radio Link
  • Alkaline Only
  • Rating: IP67
  • Built Tough
  • 3m Drop Test
  • 3 Years

Spectra Precision CR700 Magnetic & Staff Mounted Detector

Purchase or Hire

The Spectra CR700 is either available for purchase or on a weekly hire basis from only £58.79 inc. VAT. If you would like to learn more about hiring this product, please Click Here.


The Spectra Precision® CR700 combination Detector is both Machine and Measuring Staff mountable.
It has the same “light bar” technology that is included in the popular HL series of Spectra detectors and will deliver extremely accurate and more consistent results.
The CR700 attaches to machines with the included new magnetic mount, which is 25% stronger than its predecessor (the CR600 magnetic mount), resulting in stable machine mounting and a reduction in errors. With super bright directional LEDs, the CR700 is ideal for entry-level machine grade display, specifically on mini-excavators and backhoes. This provides instant grade information to the operator and eliminates the need for a rod man in the trench.
The kit also includes a mounting bracket to attach it to measuring staffs.
For any application, the industry-leading 3 metre (10 ft) drop guarantee with a 3-year warranty, confirm that the CR700 is the most reliable and robust laser detector available.

Machine Cab Repeater

If the User requires a Cab Repeater, the CR700 can be be radio linked to a second CR700 detector. The CR700 is magnetically mounted on the machine and the second CR700 viewed in the cab. Please Click HERE for more details.

The World’s Best Laser Detectors

Spectra Precision digital readout detectors are simply the best laser receivers – without peers in accuracy, performance, reliability and warranty. The patented “light bar” technology provides more accurate and more consistent readings than traditional methods. This unique technology has fewer electronic components resulting in the most rugged and reliable laser detectors available on the market today.


Bright LED Arrow Displays – turn your head when you first turn on the CR700 because the new red/green/blue LED arrows are super bright and visible in all lighting conditions.
Magnetic Clamp – the new SMB781 magnetic clamp is 25% stronger than the CR600 magnetic clamp. It will not slip on the machine, no matter how rough the work is.
Light Bar Technology – patented laser reception technology delivers the most accurate, consistent and reliable performance.
Laser Radio Communication – the CR700 is radio-compatible with the GL400N / GL600N series grade lasers and the model HV302. This enables the use of time-saving functions such as Grade Match, Fingerprinting, PlanLok and Axis Alignment. Radio range is up to 200m depending on orientation, conditions and paired device.
IP67 – dustproof, waterproof, weatherproof.
3 metre (10ft) Drop Guarantee – almost destruction proof, extremely robust, eliminates downtime.
Digital Read-Out – the CR700 provides the exact distance from true level, numerically. It reads up to 70mm below true level and 30mm above.
Remote Display – pair the CR700 detector with an HL760 detector and use as a remote display — very useful for machine operators and site supervisors.
"Fingerprint" feature - this means it will only pick-up the red laser beam from your Rotary laser.
Anti-strobe protection sensor. Eliminates false readings from green and amber flashing beacons via site plant and equipment.
Backlight – to enable the User to view the laser detector in the dark.
Vertical Drift Alarm – when using lasers in vertical mode, after setting up your line, let the laser detector warn you if the laser has been disturbed.
3-Year Warranty – Competitors are not even close to covering 3 years on their laser detectors.


Working radius: 1m to 460m
Laser detection height (of pick-up window): 127mm
Numeric read-out height: total 102mm, 70mm below set-level & 30mm above.
Radio range, working radius: up to 200m, depending on orientation, conditions and paired device.
Accuracy (deadband): ultra fine 0.5mm, super fine 1.0mm, fine 2.0mm, medium 5.0mm, coarse 10.0mm or Machine 25.0mm
Reception angle: 200 degrees (laser & distance dependent).
Detectable spectrum: 610 to 780nM
Sounder volumes: Loud 110 dBA, Medium 95dBA or Low 65dBA (selectable).
Power supply: 3 x 1.5V type AA alkaline batteries.
Battery life: 60+ hrs; 16hrs continuous with backlight on.
Automatic shut-off: 30 minutes.
Protection rating: Dustproof and Waterproof to IP67
Weight: 500g
Shipping weight: 1.4kg
Dimensions: 99W x 198H x 33D mm

Summary of features

There is no competitive equivalent!
The CR700 will benefit Users that may request the HL700 or HL760U, because in addition to providing the same extremely accurate and reliable results with patented “light bar” technology, the CR700 detector.........

• Can be attached to backhoes and mini-excavators displacing the need for an extra rod man.
• Has super bright LEDs providing visual indication over long distances – ideal for vertical alignment applications.
• Can be attached to a measuring staff, the same as an HL700 and HL760U but with a larger reception angle, providing more flexibility.
• Can be used with Spectra Precision lasers that have advanced functions such as GradeMatch, Finger Printing and Axis Alignment.
• The most versatile laser detector on the market, offering unrivalled performance and advanced functionality.

Technical specification

The Spectra CR700 will operate with any RED beam Rotating laser level. It will not work with GREEN beam lasers. There are currently no magnetic machine detectors available for use with green beam rotating 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

  • No Trade account required - easily hire online
  • Free DPD Delivery & Collection
  • Low weekly rates
  • 10% Multi-Week Discount
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More Information
Brand Spectra Precision
Additional Facilities Magnetic mount
Battery Alkaline Non-Rechargeable Batteries
Runtime Up to 60 Hours (Approx)
Pick-up window size 127mm
Beam colour detected Visible Red Beam
Mounting Type Both Staff & Magnetic clamp
Durability Rugged
IP Rating (Waterproofing) IP67 - Dust tight / Protected against the effects of temporary immersion
Warranty Automatic 3 Year Warranty
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Comprises of

Spectra CR700 Detector
3 x AA Alkaline Batteries
Spectra SMB781 Strong Magnetic Machine Mount
Spectra SMB780 Staff Mounting Bracket With Bubble Level
User Guide
3 Year Automatic Warranty


Checked & Prepared

Prior to dispatch, your product will be tested & prepared by our technicians and all batteries will be fitted. We will also apply our "supplied by" labels to permit access to our Service Department in the future.


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 for you to give to your accounts department.


Freephone Technical Support

Sometimes you just need a little help. "What does this button do?", "How do I set this?". If you have a question, our helpful and friendly technical team is at the end of the phone Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm to answer your questions. Freephone: 08000 869 769.


Automatic Warranty Registration

All warranty registrations are automatically registered and activated at the time of purchase. No action is required on your behalf. In the unlikely event, you have an issue with your product, you simply need to contact us and we will then be able to assist further.

There’s a reason Spectra Precision Laser is the strongest name in the industry. We invented the industry. From day one, we have pioneered every major development in laser positioning for construction. That’s why you’ll find our products on more job sites around the world than any other brand.

Tough, Simple & Reliable‎

For more than 50 years, Spectra Precision has been an innovation leader in the construction industry worldwide. We understand what our customers need on the job every day, because we have always made communication and listening to our customers a top priority. We also employ the best engineers and technical specialists we can find to ensure that our reputation for innovation and quality never fades. This company focus: communication and innovation, is why we bring new technologies to the market in easy-to-use, highly efficient products designed with the commercial construction market-foremost in mind.

We believe in technological quality, precision, and competitiveness. We believe in work well done. Spectra Precision products are reliable and long-lasting, with an excellent Return on Investment value.

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Built for Every Job Site‎

Spectra Precision products help provide control for elevation, grade, vertical alignment and 90 degree layout for both interior and exterior construction.

They are ruggedly designed to withstand harsh on-the-job conditions including drops from as much as three feet onto concrete; rain; mud; even brief immersion. Temperature extremes, humidity, and clumsy handling will not harm Spectra Precision products. They are meant for real world reliability.

  • Ease of use
  • Ruggedness
  • Superior Warranties

Your goals are our objectives: save time and increase efficiency.

Service Network‎

Spectra Precision has a comprehensive worldwide service provider network with more than 170 approved service centers. In addition, there are three factory service centres – where specialist reprogramming and component level repairs can be undertaken – in Dayton, OH, USA; Kaiserslautern, Germany; and Shanghai, China. All authorized service providers are factory trained and take part in regular continuing education training to update their skills and knowledge. Each service provider invests in specialist equipment to make sure that all service and repairs are carried out to the highest standards.

What does this mean to the Spectra Precision user? Live, experienced service technicians are available via phone and email during normal business hours all around the world, whether for technical advice, service or repairs.

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