10 Best Total Station For Land Survey


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Total stations are electronic devices that can measure angle and distances. They are mostly used by civil engineers and construction workers to take precise measurements for their projects. They are also known to be used by forensic experts to record crime scene data. Check out this list of 10 best total station available in the market right now and let us know your favourite total station in the comments section below.

10. CST/Berger 56-DGT10 Digital Transit with Vertical Tilt Sensor(777$)

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Pro

  • 30X magnification telescope, 450-foot diameter range for larger worksites.
  • 1 year limited warranty.

Con

  • It is not an EDM instrument. Distance is measured using a stadia rod.

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9. SOUTH NTS-312L 2″ TOTAL STATION(1850$)

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Pro

  • 2″ accuracy.
  • Reflector-less distance max range is 300m.

Con

  • ¬†The software is slow and not up to date.

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8. Maple Total Station MPE-822R Reflectorless(2200$)

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Pro

  • Good build quality and reliability.
  • Auto Vertical Compensator Range: +/- 3′..

Con

  • Low battery life.

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7. South Reflectorless 2″ Total Station(3200$)

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Pro

  • Absolute¬†Encoding is used for measuring.
  • Effective Aperture: Telescope: 45mm; Object Lens.

Con

  • Very heavy at 27 pounds.

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6. NWI NTS02B Total Station(3000$)

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Pro

  • 2″ Angular Accuracy.
  • EDM Laser for precision reflectorless measurements.

Con

  • Heavy at 18pounds.

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5. GOWE total station device(6000$)

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Pro

  • TF card support up to 2G capacity.

Con

  • No reflectorless mode.

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4. Spectra Precision DET-2 Digital Electronic Theodolite(1020$)

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Pro

  • 2-second accuracy and vertical axis compensation.
  • Built-in reticule illuminator and IP-54 rating low light, water and dust resistant.

Con

  • Only prism mode.

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3. Topcon GTS-223 3″ Dual Display Total Station(3120$)

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Pro

  • FOCUS 30 (5″) Spectra Total Station.
  • 2″, 3″, and 5″ angle accuracy.
  • Comes with a universal charger.
  • GeoLockTM GPS assist technology.

Con

  • Only prism mode, the reflectorless mode not available.

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2. Sokkia CX 105 5 Second Reflectorless Total Station 2140342(9000$)

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Pro

  • 10,000-point internal memory 1,640-foot range Long-range Bluetooth Laser plummet.
  • 36-hour battery life.

Con

  • No multiple angle accuracies like Nikon

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1. Nivo 2.C Dual Face Nikon Total Station w/Optical Plummet(13,000$)

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Pro

  • 1″, 2″, 3″ and 5″ angle accuracies.
  • Survey Pro software onboard.
  • Long range EDM measures in both prism and reflectorless modes.

Con

  • A Professional tool, only limitation being its price.

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