This Content Originally Published by a land surveyor to Land Surveyors United Network
I use an epoch 50 with a spectra precision ranger 3
i have used some topcon hyper units and also an older trimble
i have found that the epoch 50 network rover gets better satellite lock than the other ones iv'e used in my limited experience. it definitely is the most expensive piece of equipment i own but has by far been the best investment of my life.
just my two cents.
also if youre going network rover go ahead and make the investment of a mobile hotspot. well worth it.
i bought mine used for 7500
the data collector was 3200
kinda pricey and i have to say the data collector has given me some minor problems but the receiver is great
Please let's keep this thread going, am just another guy out here that needs to make a decision on this.
Hi I use the topcon hiper Sr with a carlson surveyor2 with this I use the CORS network to get my corrections over a cell network. My total cost was for both was $12k I use this for my control then switch to my total station. Had some problems with trees and buildings. just work around them with TS.
The carlson makes this all work seamlessly together.
I am shopping too and have come across the Geomax Zenith35 as a good option.
There is one individual in this group who has one and has responded positively.
I like the price but want to speak with a rep to learn more about it.
Please beware clicking the link http://carlson.smiley.ph
in the thread. I got warnings from Microsoft being risk of stealing personal information and my computer got stuck when I tried to open it.