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The Topcon AT-B3A Auto Level

What is the Best Mid-Range Automatic Level? The Topcon AT-B3A is the mid-range Auto Level in the AT-B Series from Topcon and supersedes the Topcon AT-B3 model that was based on the Sokkia series of Auto Levels.  There are 3 models in the Topcon AT-B range, the Topcon AT-B4A, the Topcon AT-B3A and the Topcon AT-B2. Topcon describe the AT-B …

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Topcon RL-H5A Rotating Laser.

Topcon have recently released the RL-H5A rotating laser and RL-H5B rotating laser.  These rotating lasers are the replacement for the Topcon RL-H4C rotating laser, which has been around since mid 2013. Topcon describe the RL-H5A as being the next generation of Self Levelling Construction rotating laser.  With more buttons on the front of the Topcon RL-H5A than the Topcon RL-H5B, …

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The New Topcon AT-B4A

What is the Best Value Automatic (Dumpy) Level The Topcon AT-B4A offer the best value in the Topcon AT-B series of Automatic (Dumpy) Levels. The Topcon AT-B4A is the entry level Auto Level in the AT-B Series from Topcon and supersedes the Topcon AT-B4 model that was based on the Sokkia series of Auto Levels.  There are 3 models in …

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Topcon RL-H5B Rotating Laser.

The New Topcon RL-H5B Rotating Laser. Topcon have recently released the RL-H5A rotating laser and RL-H5B rotating laser.  These rotating lasers are the replacement for the Topcon RL-H4C rotating laser, which has been around since mid-2013. Topcon describe the RL-H5B as being an easy to use, long range and high accuracy rotating laser.  With very few buttons on the front …

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Topcon DT-209 Theodolite

The Topcon DT-209 and the Topcon DT-209L are part of the Topcon DT-200 series of theodolites. They have remained unchanged for a number of years, testament to the design of the theodolite. These theodolites are straight forward to use and fast to setup, ideal for busy construction sites.  The screen and interface on the Topcon DT-200 series is simple to …

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Survey Equipment Insurance Set to Soar by Over 300 Percent

Insurance Premiums to Soar. Surveyors and Engineers could be in for a shock come renewal time for their survey equipment insurance with the average insurance premium set to rise by over 300 percent. Due to a recent spate of survey equipment claims, insurers are now increasing premiums to recover the large increase in claim payouts seen over the last two …

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Topcon DT-209L Theodolite

The Topcon DT-209 and the Topcon DT-209L are part of the Topcon DT-200 series of theodolites. They have remained unchanged for a number of years, testament to the design of the theodolite. These theodolites are straight forward to use and fast to setup, ideal for busy construction sites.  The screen and interface on the Topcon DT-200 series is simple to …

Why you should check your dumpy level weekly.

Why you should check your dumpy level weekly. Using any piece of equipment that you haven’t checked could lead to disaster.  Using a dumpy level that hasn’t been checked can lead to a costly mistake.  Take the case of a site engineer working on a new proposed surface water drainage network for a new proposed access road.  After setting out …

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LSS Toolkit

Last year the McCarthy Taylor Partnership released a free Windows application for the conversion of a Trimble Calibration File to a Topcon Localization file. https://www.dtmsoftware.com/our_products/LSS-Toolkit When it comes to machine control for construction sites, here in the UK there are two main manufacturer systems in use. These systems are from Trimble and Topcon. Both the Trimble and the Topcon Machine …

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Survey Equipment Insurance

All Risk Insurance for Surveying Equipment. So, you have bought your new surveying equipment and are out on site when the unimaginable happens. Did you have your survey equipment insured for any eventuality in any location? Finding the right insurance for surveying equipment can be very difficult, the equipment is expensive and is used in all conditions and locations. Insurance …