Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector
with 8" Search Coil
Need the perfect metal detector to get your kids interested in your favorite hobby? Look no further! The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV is the perfect machine for kids who want to be treasure hunters! The Tracker IV is easily the most lightweight and simplistic metal detector on the market today. With only two adjustable knobs, an LED battery-warning light and an analog target indicator meter, this metal detector will give any youngster a taste of treasure hunting without having to fork over a treasure!
The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector is a user-friendly instrument, offering tremendous value for the money, while delivering effective performance over a wide range of conditions and applications. The Tracker IV is an old standby. This classic model features dual tone discriminate. It also includes a sensitivity adjustment and a discrimination control. The display is a simple intensity meter which does not identify the targets.
Streamlined in appearance, with only two operating controls and a mode selection switch, the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV has eliminated the most difficult aspect of metal detector operation: Ground Balancing. With built-in Automatic Ground Trac, the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV balances for mineralization while you detect. The Tracker IV will detect in extreme ground conditions from beaches to highly mineralized inland sites with no operator adjustments to the circuitry and with no loss of sensitivity.
- Manufacturer Bounty Hunter
- Short description on product list Lightweight & simplistic, the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV is the perfect machine for kids who want to be treasure hunters!
- SKU 622-TIV
- Product Dimensions 28.50x10.00x6.00
- Hot Deal No
- Manufacturer SKU TK4
- Product Type Metal Detectors
- Best for Beginner, Coin, Relic
Factory Included Accessories
- 8" Spider Search Coil
- Bounty Hunter Pouch
- Bounty Hunter Digger
- Warranty Yes
- Detector Type All-Purpose
- Interchangeable Search Coil Yes
- Technology VLF Single Frequency
- Arm Rest Fixed
- Arm Rest Strap No
- Adjustable Shaft Yes
- Assembled Length Max (in) 53
- Assembled Length Min (in) 45
- Apps None
- GPS No
- Audio Tones Yes
- Depth Indication No
- Control Box Mount Standard
- Frequencies 6.8 kHz
- Number of Frequencies 1
- Programmable Target Id No
- Target Id Segments N/A
- Target Id No
- Threshold Fixed
- Discrimination Adjustable
- Pinpoint Mode No
- Ground Balance Automatic Ground Tracking
- Vibration Mode No
- Search Modes 2
- Search Mode Types All Metal, Discrimination
- Search Flashlight No
- Display Type Analog
- Backlit Display No
- Volume Control No
- Headphone Jack 1/4"
- Bluetooth Compatible No
- Interchangeable Headphones Yes
- Battery Type 9-Volt
- Battery Quantity 2
- Battery Life (hr) 20 to 25 Hours
- Rechargeable System No
Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Metal Detector
Metal Detector for Kids
Is there a Budding Little Detectorist in Your Life?
This Detector is a Favorite for Children 12 and Under
Need the perfect metal detector to get your kids interested in your favorite hobby? Look no further! The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV is the perfect machine for youngsters who want to be treasure hunters!
The Tracker IV is easily the most lightweight and simplistic metal detector on the market today. With only two adjustable knobs, an LED battery-warning light and an analog target indicator meter, this metal detector will give any youngster a taste of treasure hunting without having to fork over a treasure!
It features only two different hunting modes and has automatic ground balancing to keep you from getting frustrated with settings while two distinct audio tones will alert you to the different metals buried underground.
Ideal for any environment, the Tracker IV's 8" search coil can be taken into damp grass and even shallow water or puddles. The search coil is waterproof but the case and case-to-cable connection is not.
- 5 Year Warranty
- 8" Search Coil
- Frequency : 6.8 kHz
- Weight : 2.8 lbs (1.27 kgs)
- Batteries : (2) 9V
- Search Modes : 2
- All Metal, Discrimination
- 1/4" Headphone Jack
- 3-Position Mode Switch
- 2-Tone Audio Discrimination
- Internal Speaker
- Bounty-Arc Stand
- Low Battery Indicator
- Sensitivity Adjustment
- "S-Rod" Handle System
- Automatic Ground Balance
- 2 pc. Adjustable Aluminum Stem
- Easy-To-Assemble (no tools required)
- Visual Intensity Meter Display System
- Padded Arm Support & Cushioned Hand Grip
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Review by Terry on July 6, 2017I just purchased one of these for my son's 11th birthday. What a gem this is for his first metal detector. The Tracker IV is so easy to use, within just a few minutes after pulling it out of the box, we were searching around the house and found about 15 newer coins in the first hour. One was a dime at about 5". I don't know if I was more surprised by the number of coins in my yard or by how well the Tracker IV was finding them. This little thing is a coin machine. It is extremely lightweight and nimble. The features I like about it are it's simplicity right out of the box, yet it is pretty powerful for the price. It has two knobs, one for sensitivity and one for discrimination level. It also has a toggle switch to move between 3 modes (all-metal, tone discrimination, and regular discrimination). The discrimination works well. I would say that 80% of the time when you think you have a coin, it is a coin. The only things that seem to fool this machine are big pieces of aluminum or pull tabs (if you set the discrimination to still get nickels). This is a common problem with most brands though. In just a few hours of searching a park and an old house, he has found 35 newer coins, a Swiss army knife, and a small silver ring. The only negative thing I would say about it is that the meter really doesn't communicate much information because it always seems to go all the way to the right when it reads a signal. I have recommended the Tracker IV to my family and friends who are looking for a good starter metal detector.
Review by Thomas A. on November 25, 2016Experience is the best teacher! With my experience in metal detecting, I have seen many a detector with flashy symbols, lights, gauges, and colors, but not many have surpassed the ease and expertise with which this simply styled, yet extremely reliable and precise, Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector guides you to your finds. Whether they are silver, gold, copper or bronze, no metals escape the bloodhound accuracy of this light, little treasure. I was amazed at the heavy amount of finds I was able to uncover, without paying the heavy duty price of a very heavy machine. I once swung this little beauty for 6 hours straight, and my arm was no less the wear than when I started. The meter and discrimination settings were easily adjusted, controlled, and able to be read, consistently yielding finds on wet or dry, sand, soil, and dirt. The auto ground balance was a big help, and allowed me the time to enjoy detecting, rather than fiddling with controls. I have never experienced problems finding the target with my Tracker IV. I found numerous silver coins at nearly 2 feet in the sand, and gold rings, pendants, and other goodies, even deeper than that! Consistently finding good targets, you have to rely on what this machine tells you. If you don't hear a strong, steady, signal, and decide to dig, you will only spend hours of back-breaking work digging up total trash. With the discrimination set to just past 12:00, it sets aside all the garbage, and has no problem separating the small time clad pennies from the nickels, quarters, silver, and gold. A strong, distinct, high tone usually means a silver find, and a strong, low tone usually means gold, dimes, quarters, but watch out, you will dig plenty of pull tabs, rolled up aluminum foil, and cigarette boxes, as these usually masquerade themselves as gold, when passed under a detector. When using this machine in busy park areas, I also recommend using the smaller 4" coil, as it helps with pinpointing.
Review by Jennifer B. on June 13, 2016I bought this from amazon.com a few months ago. I've only had it out a few times so far. It's easy to use and the price was decent. So far I've found some newer coins and a lot of junk like nails, etc.
Review by Dan B on March 29, 2016I realized my wedding ring was missing yesterday. It comes off easily so I have a tendency to take it off whenever I am doing anything where it might fall off - but I could not find it in any of my usual places that I put it. I was absolutely sick with the thought that it was lost. The only thing I had done all day where it could possibly have come off without me noticing was pulling the hose around to add some water to the pool. I had crawled around on my hands and knees for 2 hours looking through all the grass to find it with no luck. I went out and bought a Tracker IV - came home - put it together - ran through the tests in the book with coins and went out to look for it. I have never used a metal detector before in my life. At first, I had a few hits - but not where I thought I could have lost it. Then I tried the discriminator settings. I tested it with a couple other rings to see that they made the lower tone beep (more of a brrrp sound). Went back out - found one spot with that tone. My wife bent down, dug around for about 20 seconds and said "Here it is!" I could not be more happy. I have no idea how this product stacks up against other metal detectors - but I can say this: If you lost something important (and it is metal) go out and get yourself one of these. I found my ring and now I have a new hobby!
Review by John on February 13, 2016I bought this tracker at Dicks Sporting Goods. I wanted to buy from Kellyco. But I needed to have one in a day. 110 bucks but no accessories. I was going to the Philippines and wanted to detect but wasn't sure if they would confiscate it. I wanted to bring the AT Pro but couldn't chance it. Well they didn't take it since it is legal to bring one over there. Went to a small tourist island and started detecting. Started out slow trying to get the iron disc and sensitivity correct. Kept digging up nails. But I soon figured it out. Found my first peso coin in like 2 minutes then another and another and on and on. Found a copper witch doctors cross with the scroll still sealed in it. Even found coins from when Marcos ruled there. Dollar for dollar this detector is incredible, I give it a 6 out of 5. It works so good when set up correctly I'm just going to upgrade the coil and bring it back to the Philippines in early 2018. The only problem I have with it was when the coil is submerged in salt water. False signals out the wazoo. So I just waited for low tide, problem solved. So if you're thinking of a great starting detector this is the one. It works just as good as my AT Pro in wet or dry sand... Love it.
Review by Zach L on March 21, 2008The Bounty Hunter Tracker 4 is a great detector for the new detectorist! It has great discrimination and sensitivity. Make sure you tune it right or it will give erratic signals. I have used it for about 3 years now and haven't changed. I love my detector. The only negative thing I have to say about it is that when you hit the ground it might give off a beep. That's only sometimes. I mostly use my detector for relic / coin hunting. I hunt parks, historical sites, and sometimes beaches. I have found over 3000 coins as a detectorist. The depth is a great feature for the price too! I've picked up signals 9 inches into the ground.
The metal detector features 3 modes. Disc., All Metal and Tone. It depends what location you are at but I will use All Metal if I am at a clean area. It comes with an 8 inch super sensitive coil, but you can buy extras! I would recommend a pinpointer because in trashy areas things can get a bit hairy! My best find to date is a 1699 Shilling worth over 1,000 dollars. I have found 21 rings and 1,000 pop tops! I keep everything I find.
Review by Al S on March 17, 2008Without a doubt in my mind I bought my first detector, the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV as a pure novice in this great hobby. It was real easy to setup and use right out of the box. I realized that more expensive detectors might be better but in some hunts I found as much as those who had these more costly units. I have hunted old fort sites, campgrounds, rural and rough mountain terrain and found that weight and using it was not a problem. Recently I purchased a 4 inch head basically for closer pinpointing and using it for gold prospecting in the mountains of Georgia with more experienced buddy detectorists.
I believe that anyone who considers entering this hobby of treasure hunting with a detector, that they would be very wise to join a local treasure hunting club and take advantage of members who would guide and teach the basic methods and to convince the beginner to really read, experiment and learn whatever machine they choose to detect with. I was fortunate to be able to hunt and learn the basics from one of the renowned detectorists, Butch Mayes, whom I believe knows about most every detector on the market today except perhaps for the brand new detectors still coming down the pike. In my time hunting with a detector I have accumulated an assortment of coins artifacts, kids toys of years gone by, objects that someday I will identify and a small amount of nails, washers, tools and other not real valuable but valuable in the sense that it was a FIND!
Review by Juan C on March 17, 2008The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV metal detector was my first. I had bought it when I was thirteen and did not know anything about metal detectors. I was always interested in the subject of treasure hunting, but never have done it. With the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV everything was an ease. I went to my back yard and started digging coins and of course TRASH. With the Tone ID and Discriminator switch I would know what was what in a matter of days. The battery life was amazing. The Tracker IV ran for forty plus hours before changing them. What I really did like was the durability of the detector. Then the day came that I headed out to the beach being that I live in Miami.
Thanks to the automatic tuning detecting the beach was an ease. The Tracker IV was picking up all the targets that I wanted to hear. The Tracker IV had great depth. In one hour I already had found six dollars and fifty seven cents. Also found a junk gold ring. My typical finds were coins and the occasional jewelry. This metal detector exceeded my expectations. Being such an inexpensive detector I would think that it would not perform well, but indeed it did. After that day I was hooked and was calling back Kellyco Detectors ordering accessories for my detector. I say because of this detector that I am remarkably experienced. I would definitely recommend the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV. Beginner or expert the Tracker IV can be very rewarding in the issue of money and fun!
Review by Caine H on March 17, 2008The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV was the first and only metal detector that I have owned since I became interested in the field of treasure hunting 2 years ago. Since that time I have had the opportunity to go out treasure hunting with my detector 8 to 15 times a year, which isn't a lot but is always fun.
Even though I don't go out a lot with my detector I have to say that it was very easy to set up and read. The buttons are easy to understand and the different selections are just a click of the button and turn of the dial away. I have even been able to teach my 6 year old the basics to use the metal detector and he even enjoys it.
I have tried to, typically, go to local parks or areas that surround old schools that are now closed down. The parks are a great place to go to with the Tracker IV because of the relative ease in changing your search criteria and it seems to penetrate into the ground fairly deep. It also helps that the weight of the metal detector is light enough to not hurt your arm, elbow or shoulder after long duration scanning. While scanning old school grounds I have found it nice to tune out metals that seem to show up all the time, like those old coke can pull tabs. Since starting my metal detecting career I still have not focused on any particular type of searching, other than when in a park I try to search for coins or jewelry and at the school sites, trying to search for old coins or maybe something that a student would have used either for lunches or a toy of some sort.
Review by James B on March 17, 2008Received the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV as a gift. It works reasonably well for my current needs. I have used two different White's detectors owned by friends and when I am in the market for a new detector I will be evaluating the White's line of detectors for my next purchase.
Review by Chris H on March 17, 2008The Pioneer 101 is the equivalent to the Bounty Hunter Tracker IV. I purchased it about eight years ago at Wal-mart for under $100. It was the perfect beginner detector for me as someone who was just going to see if this would be a hobby to stick with. Well, I have stuck with the hobby and the detector for all those years. Most of the detecting that I do is coin shooting at local parks and school yards. Occasionally, I get lucky and find jewelry items. More than coin shooting, I really enjoy searching for Civil War relics. I just don't get to relic hunt as much as I would like to because I have to wait for a building to get torn down and that doesn't happen too often. I have been successful in relic hunting and coin shooting finding bullets, buckles, buttons and numerous coins. It doesn't matter what I am searching for. I just enjoy getting out and enjoying a wonderful hobby.
The control panel on the Pioneer 101 consists of a sensitivity knob, a discrimination knob, a headphone jack, a discrimination / all metal / tone toggle switch and a target indicator meter. This makes the detector very easy to learn and operate. It is virtually a turn on and go type of detector. It is quick and easy to adjust the settings to the areas I will be hunting and type of hunting I will be doing. Just as with every detector, it takes practice to learn how the detector responds to the different types of targets. Once the different tones are learned, it is easy to discriminate by the sounds of the tones. By tuning the detector per the area and type of hunting anyone can be successful. With the light weight (less than three pounds), the S-type handle and the padded arm support, it is easy to enjoy metal detecting for hours at a time.
I have hunted side by side with a more expensive detector and have been just as successful when it comes to depth and discrimination. I have found items as deep as 12". With its ease of operation and low cost, I would highly recommend this detector.
Review by Tony G on March 17, 2008My friend was given a Tracker IV for his birthday when he was about ten. I met him when we were both 12. Now we are each 14 and getting into treasure hunting. We have gone metal detecting numerous times with his metal detector and are having a wonderful time. We primarily coin shoot and are getting into relic hunting old sites. The Bounty Hunter Tracker IV is the best entry level / intermediate detector. Although it does not have the bells and whistles of a more expensive detector like the Ace 250, it is almost as good, especially for the price. It has extremely good depth for a machine in it's price range; I have found coins at a depth of 8-9 inches, much deeper than most things I dig. It's controls are simple to operate but helped me learn how to work more complex machines.
The 2-tones are great, a low tone for junk and a high tone for coins, jewelry and other valuables. If the low tone sounds, it is always junk. The tones are very reliable, I don't think I have ever heard that junk sound and dug a good piece. This machine has good discrimination and is nice and simple to use, perfect for the beginner, but also great for an expert's backup machine or anyone's intermediate machine. The coil is great, it detects from tip to tip. It is also waterproof. It is lightweight and can be abused without breaking. Only requires 2 9-volt batteries. I could use this detector for the rest of my life and have no complaints about it. This is by far the best beginner / intermediate machine because it is so simple, yet at the same time so sophisticated, with the reliable tones and small discrimination. I am amazed at how good this detector is and recommend it to everyone!
Review by Zachary G on March 17, 2008Great detector for the money!!!! I have found coins up to 8 inches in the ground. Recommend for a beginner! User friendly.
Posted On: 6/23/2020 By: robert cooney
Q: Where can I get a copy of the operation manual for a Bounty Hunter Tracker IV
You can find the manual here: Bounty Hunter Tracker IV Manual
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