Total Stations

    TOTAL STATION PRODUCTS & BUYER'S GUIDE

    Total Stations are the ultimate surveying powerhouse for fast and accurate measurements of distances, vertical angles, and horizontal angles. Total Stations can measure up to 8 miles depending on the model, making it a great choice for small to large surveying, construction, and GIS mapping projects. With our diverse selection of Total Stations, you can find the right one for your project’s needs.

    OUR BEST SELLER

    The Northwest Instrument NTS03 2 Second Reflectorless Total Station is a powerful instrument that can measure distances as far as 1,970 feet in reflectorless mode or up to 16,400 feet with a prism. It has 30x magnification and 2-second accuracy - more than enough for most surveying applications. Up to 20,000 points can be saved in its internal memory or in an SD card. Designed for ease of use, the NTS03 has a laser plummet, Bluetooth, a brightly lit dual-side LCD, and automatic detection and correction for atmospheric refraction and earth curvature.

    TOTAL STATION BUYER’S GUIDE

    A Total Station is a precision optical instrument that combines an electronic theodolite with an electronic distance meter (EDM), enabling it to measure not only vertical and horizontal angles (a theodolite’s job) but distance as well. It is essentially two surveying instruments in one with exceptional accuracy and ease of use. 

    Total Station Vs. Theodolite 

    While a Total Station has similarities with a Theodolite, there are key differences between the two. Like a Theodolite, a Total Station has a telescope mounted on a base which is then mounted on a stable tripod. However, a Theodolite measures horizontal and vertical angles only while a Total Station measures the horizontal angle, vertical angle, and distance.

    Parts of a Total Station | How Do Total Stations Work

    A Total Station has 3 main components: an EDM, theodolite, and a built-in microprocessor. The EDM measures distance, the theodolite measures the horizontal and vertical angle, and the microprocessor automatically calculates and processes the gathered data. 

    With these components, a Total Station obtains the coordinates (X, Y, and Z or northing, easting, and elevation) of a point and stores it in the built-in memory, eliminating the need for manual calculations and note-taking. The measurements are displayed on the LCD screen and/or a connected data collector.  

    Total Station Applications

    A Total Station can measure the heights of points, slope angle between two points on the ground, distances and angles between lines, surface area, and more. Its multi-use makes it a top choice for surveying and construction applications.

    In surveying, Total Stations are used to measure and record points for applications like topographic and geodetic surveying. In construction, civil engineers use Total Stations to set out features such as roads, boundaries, or buildings. Total Stations are also used by archaeologists to record excavation sites, as well as by police, crime scene investigators, and insurance companies to take measurements of crime or accident scenes. 

    Types of Total Station

    Prism vs. Reflectorless Total Station

    Total Stations measure points in two ways: using the traditional prism and reflectorless. With the prism method, the Total Station emits invisible infrared waves that the prism (usually attached to a pole) reflects. There are two kinds of prisms: a 360-degree prism that can face any direction and a standard round prism that has only one face and must always face the total station. A 360-degree prism can be detected as far as 5,000 feet (1500 meters) while a standard prism can reach as far as 9,800 feet (3,000 meters). 

    The reflectorless mode does not use a prism. Instead, the Total Station sends out a visible red laser beam that lets the user lay out points from any reflective surface. The laser beam can reach as far as 1,300 feet to 6,500 feet (400 to 2,000 meters) depending on the instrument. 

    Mechanical vs. Robotic Total Station

    Mechanical and Robotic Total Stations are available in both prism and reflectorless models. Mechanical or Manual Total Stations are the most basic type of total stations. They can’t be operated using a remote control and must be manually turned to face the prism or the target. It usually requires two operators.

    Robotic Total Stations are modern Total Stations that can be remotely operated, making one-man operation possible. Robotic Total Stations allow for easier and faster operation, boosting surveyors’ productivity compared with Mechanical Total Stations. 

    manual vs robotic total stationWhich one is better for your project?

    It depends on your priority. If you prioritize efficiency, a Robotic Total Station is the logical choice. A Robotic Total Station cuts down manpower costs, can layout roughly 25 percent more points per day compared to a Manual Total Station, and measures around 600 points a day versus the 200 points of the traditional tape measure and plumb bob method. On the other hand, if the priority is saving on upfront costs, Manual Total Stations are your best option. 

    Shop Worry-Free for the Best Total Station 

    If you’re looking to buy your own total station, whether you’re a new or seasoned surveyor, and for whatever purposes, Tiger Supplies is here to help. We have a diverse selection of Total Stations ranging from Manual to Robotic Total Stations, with or without reflectorless capability, from top brands like Adirpro, Spectra Geospatial, Nikon, Geomax, and Northwest Instrument. With years of selling Total Stations under our belt, we can help you find the right one for your project needs. 

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    Tiger#: TS21885 MFR#: NWI10831-
    • Northwest Instrument NTS03 2 Second Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard carrying case
    • USB data transfer cable
    • Serial RS232 cable
    • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    • Battery charger 
    • Rain cover
    • CD-ROM
    • User manual
    • 3-year manufacturer's warranty

    Please refer to Overview for the full list of accessories

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    Tiger#: TS79482 MFR#: HQA46710
    • 1 Nikon N Series Total Station 
    • 1 Tribrach 
    • 1 Hard plastic case 
    • 1 Shoulder strap for the case 
    • 1 Li-ion battery 
    • 1 Single-slot USB battery charger 
    • 1 USB cable for charger 
    • 1 Rain/dust cover 
    • 1 Lens cap 
    • 1 Adjustment pin tool 
    • 1 Allen wrench 
    • 1 Warranty card 
    • 1 Quick start guide 
    • 1 Instrument certificate 

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    Tiger#: TS72296 MFR#: 714-25
      • 1 - AdirPro Total Station
      • 2 - Rechargeable Batteries
      • 1 - Single Battery Charger with AC Adapter
      • 1 - Battery Holder
      • 1 - Lens Brush
      • 1 - Lens Cleaning Cloth
      • 1 - Flat-Head Screwdriver
      • 1 - 50-gram Desiccant
      • 1 - Water-Resistant Bag
      • 1 - Hard Carrying Case
      • 1 - Communication Cable
      • 1 - Flash Drive
      • 1 - Data Transfer Software
      • 1 - User Manual
    • Three-Year Limited Warranty

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    Tiger#: TS93995 MFR#: FOCUS50-HW-A
    • 1x Spectra Geospatial Focus 50 Robotic Total Station
    • 1x tribrach
    • 1x plastic carrying case
    • 2x keys for the carrying case
    • 1x set of backpack straps
    • 1x antenna (only needed if FOCUS50-OPT-SRR is added)
    • 1x antenna dust cap
    • 1x lens sunshade
    • 1x rain cover
    • Adjustment tools
    • User Manual
    • 18 Months Manufacturer's Warranty

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    • Long-Range Robotic Base Hardware w/ Wireless Radio Connection

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    Tiger#: TS17525 MFR#: HNA33563
    • Spectra Focus 6W+ Winterized Reflectorless Total Station (5-Second)
    • Tribrach
    • 2 x Rechargeable li-ion batteries
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapters
    • Plastic carrying case
    • User Manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Package Options

    • Optional external battery and cable

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    Tiger#: TS76524 MFR#: HQA46730
    • K Series Total Station unit
    • Adjustment pin, Allen wrench
    • Objective lens cap
    • Carrying case
    • Shoulder strap
    • Vinyl rain/ dust cover
    • Battery charger U-120  with USB-C connector
    • Li-on battery pack
    • Instruction manual

    Available Package Options

    Angular Accuracy

    • 2" Angle
    • 5" Angle

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    Tiger#: TS92408 MFR#: HNA40570
    • Nikon XF HP Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard plastic carrying case
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapter
    • Rain/dust cover
    • Lens cap
    • Adjustment pin tool
    • Allen wrench
    • Tribrach
    • 2x Shoulder straps for carrying case
    • 2x Li-ion batteries
    • User manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Product Options

    • Accuracy: 1", 2", 3" or 5"

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    Tiger#: TS45611 MFR#: HNA40500
    • Nikon XF Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard plastic carrying case
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapter
    • Rain/dust cover
    • Lens cap
    • Adjustment pin tool
    • Allen wrench
    • Tribrach
    • 2 x Shoulder straps for carrying case
    • 2 x Li-ion Batteries
    • User manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

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    • Accuracy: 1", 2", 3" or 5"
    • Plummet: Laser or Optical

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    Tiger#: TS45652 MFR#: HNA20503
    • Nikon XS Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard plastic carrying case
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapters
    • Rain/dust covers
    • Lens cap
    • Adjustment pin tool
    • Allen wrench
    • Tribrach
    • 2 x Shoulder straps for carrying case
    • 2 x Li-ion batteries
    • User manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Product Options

    • Accuracy: 1", 2", 3" or 5"
    • Plummet: Laser or Optical

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    Tiger#: TS70426 MFR#: 868588
    • Leica iCON Builder 70 Manual Total Station
    • iCON build and iCON build plus On-Board Software
    • USB Card
    • Carrying Case
    • Quick Guide
    • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

    Available Package Options

    • Accuracy: 1-Second, 2-Second, or 5-Second

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    Tiger#: TS89945 MFR#: 876826
    • 1  Zoom10 Manual Total Station 
    • 1  Pouch with tools 
    • 1 Carrying Case

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    Tiger#: TS76540 MFR#: 6012495
    • 1 Zoom25 Reflectorless Total Station
    • 1 Tribrach
    • 1 Hard carrying case
    • 1 Pouch with tools
    • 1 Protective cover
    • 1 USB memory stick
    • 1 Plumb bob
    • 1 Li-ion rechargeable battery
    • 1 Battery charger
    • Quick guide
    • User manual
    • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

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    Tiger#: TS62803 MFR#: 865959
    • Geomax Zoom40 Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard carrying case
    • Pouch with tools
    • Protective cover
    • Tribrach
    • Plumb bob
    • USB memory stick
    • Battery and charger
    • Charger adapter
    • Multilingual quick guide
    • User manual
    • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

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    • Accuracy: 2-Second or 5-Second

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    Tiger#: TS62786 MFR#: 6012499
    • Geomax Zoom50 Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard carrying case
    • Pouch with tools
    • Protective cover
    • ZTR101 standard tribrach without optical plummet
    • Plumb bob
    • USB memory stick
    • ZBA400 Li-ion rechargeable battery
    • ZCH201 charger for ZBA201 and ZBA400 Li-ion battery
    • Multilingual quick guide
    • User manual
    • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

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    • Reflectorless Range: 1,640 Feet or 3,280 Feet
    • Accuracy: 1-Second, 2-Second, or 5-Second

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    Tiger#: TS76563 MFR#: 6017094
    • 1 Zoom75 Series Robotic Total Station
    • 1 Tribrach (w/o optical plummet)
    • 1 Prism (w/rubber caps)
    • 1 USB Memory Stick 
    • 1 USB Cable
    • 1 Battery and Charger

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    Tiger#: TS76550 MFR#: 6017103
    • 1 Zoom95 Series Robotic Total Station
    • 1 Tribrach (w/o optical plummet)
    • 1 Prism (w/ rubber caps)
    • 1 Bluetooth Handle
    • 1 USB Memory Stick
    • 1 USB Cable 
    • 1 Battery and Charger

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    NTS03 2 Second Reflectorless Total Station
    Tiger#:  TS21885
    MFR#:  NWI10831-
    • Northwest Instrument NTS03 2 Second Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard carrying case
    • USB data transfer cable
    • Serial RS232 cable
    • Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
    • Battery charger 
    • Rain cover
    • CD-ROM
    • User manual
    • 3-year manufacturer's warranty

    Please refer to Overview for the full list of accessories

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    $3640.003,640.00

    N Series Total Station HQA46710
    Tiger#:  TS79482
    MFR#:  HQA46710
    • 1 Nikon N Series Total Station 
    • 1 Tribrach 
    • 1 Hard plastic case 
    • 1 Shoulder strap for the case 
    • 1 Li-ion battery 
    • 1 Single-slot USB battery charger 
    • 1 USB cable for charger 
    • 1 Rain/dust cover 
    • 1 Lens cap 
    • 1 Adjustment pin tool 
    • 1 Allen wrench 
    • 1 Warranty card 
    • 1 Quick start guide 
    • 1 Instrument certificate 
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    2-Second Reflectorless Total Station 714-25
    Tiger#:  TS72296
    MFR#:  714-25
      • 1 - AdirPro Total Station
      • 2 - Rechargeable Batteries
      • 1 - Single Battery Charger with AC Adapter
      • 1 - Battery Holder
      • 1 - Lens Brush
      • 1 - Lens Cleaning Cloth
      • 1 - Flat-Head Screwdriver
      • 1 - 50-gram Desiccant
      • 1 - Water-Resistant Bag
      • 1 - Hard Carrying Case
      • 1 - Communication Cable
      • 1 - Flash Drive
      • 1 - Data Transfer Software
      • 1 - User Manual
    • Three-Year Limited Warranty
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    $2599.952,599.95

    Focus 50 Robotic Total Station FOCUS50-HW-A
    Tiger#:  TS93995
    MFR#:  FOCUS50-HW-A
    • 1x Spectra Geospatial Focus 50 Robotic Total Station
    • 1x tribrach
    • 1x plastic carrying case
    • 2x keys for the carrying case
    • 1x set of backpack straps
    • 1x antenna (only needed if FOCUS50-OPT-SRR is added)
    • 1x antenna dust cap
    • 1x lens sunshade
    • 1x rain cover
    • Adjustment tools
    • User Manual
    • 18 Months Manufacturer's Warranty

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    • Long-Range Robotic Base Hardware w/ Wireless Radio Connection
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    Focus 6W+ 5 Second Winterized Reflectorless Total Station HNA33563
    Tiger#:  TS17525
    MFR#:  HNA33563
    • Spectra Focus 6W+ Winterized Reflectorless Total Station (5-Second)
    • Tribrach
    • 2 x Rechargeable li-ion batteries
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapters
    • Plastic carrying case
    • User Manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Package Options

    • Optional external battery and cable
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    $7893.007,893.00

    K Series Total Station HQA46730
    Tiger#:  TS76524
    MFR#:  HQA46730
    • K Series Total Station unit
    • Adjustment pin, Allen wrench
    • Objective lens cap
    • Carrying case
    • Shoulder strap
    • Vinyl rain/ dust cover
    • Battery charger U-120  with USB-C connector
    • Li-on battery pack
    • Instruction manual

    Available Package Options

    Angular Accuracy

    • 2" Angle
    • 5" Angle
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    $4787.254,787.25

    XF HP Total Station with Optical Plummet HNA40570
    Tiger#:  TS92408
    MFR#:  HNA40570
    • Nikon XF HP Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard plastic carrying case
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapter
    • Rain/dust cover
    • Lens cap
    • Adjustment pin tool
    • Allen wrench
    • Tribrach
    • 2x Shoulder straps for carrying case
    • 2x Li-ion batteries
    • User manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Product Options

    • Accuracy: 1", 2", 3" or 5"
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    XF Reflectorless Total Station w/ Optical or Laser Plummet HNA40500
    Tiger#:  TS45611
    MFR#:  HNA40500
    • Nikon XF Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard plastic carrying case
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapter
    • Rain/dust cover
    • Lens cap
    • Adjustment pin tool
    • Allen wrench
    • Tribrach
    • 2 x Shoulder straps for carrying case
    • 2 x Li-ion Batteries
    • User manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Product Options

    • Accuracy: 1", 2", 3" or 5"
    • Plummet: Laser or Optical
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    $12680.0012,680.00

    XS Series Reflectorless Total Station HNA20503
    Tiger#:  TS45652
    MFR#:  HNA20503
    • Nikon XS Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard plastic carrying case
    • Universal charger
    • Power cord and adapters
    • Rain/dust covers
    • Lens cap
    • Adjustment pin tool
    • Allen wrench
    • Tribrach
    • 2 x Shoulder straps for carrying case
    • 2 x Li-ion batteries
    • User manual
    • 2-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Product Options

    • Accuracy: 1", 2", 3" or 5"
    • Plummet: Laser or Optical
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    $10475.0010,475.00

    iCON Builder 70 Manual Total Station 868588
    Tiger#:  TS70426
    MFR#:  868588
    • Leica iCON Builder 70 Manual Total Station
    • iCON build and iCON build plus On-Board Software
    • USB Card
    • Carrying Case
    • Quick Guide
    • 1-Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

    Available Package Options

    • Accuracy: 1-Second, 2-Second, or 5-Second
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    $7968.757,968.75

    ZOOM10 Manual Total Station 876826
    Tiger#:  TS89945
    MFR#:  876826
    • 1  Zoom10 Manual Total Station 
    • 1  Pouch with tools 
    • 1 Carrying Case
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    $4482.004,482.00

    Zoom25 Manual Reflectorless Total Station 6012495
    Tiger#:  TS76540
    MFR#:  6012495
    • 1 Zoom25 Reflectorless Total Station
    • 1 Tribrach
    • 1 Hard carrying case
    • 1 Pouch with tools
    • 1 Protective cover
    • 1 USB memory stick
    • 1 Plumb bob
    • 1 Li-ion rechargeable battery
    • 1 Battery charger
    • Quick guide
    • User manual
    • 1-year manufacturer's warranty
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    $7560.007,560.00

    Zoom40 Reflectorless Total Station 865959
    Tiger#:  TS62803
    MFR#:  865959
    • Geomax Zoom40 Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard carrying case
    • Pouch with tools
    • Protective cover
    • Tribrach
    • Plumb bob
    • USB memory stick
    • Battery and charger
    • Charger adapter
    • Multilingual quick guide
    • User manual
    • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Product Options

    • Accuracy: 2-Second or 5-Second
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    $7317.007,317.00

    Zoom50 Reflectorless Total Station 6012499
    Tiger#:  TS62786
    MFR#:  6012499
    • Geomax Zoom50 Series Reflectorless Total Station
    • Hard carrying case
    • Pouch with tools
    • Protective cover
    • ZTR101 standard tribrach without optical plummet
    • Plumb bob
    • USB memory stick
    • ZBA400 Li-ion rechargeable battery
    • ZCH201 charger for ZBA201 and ZBA400 Li-ion battery
    • Multilingual quick guide
    • User manual
    • 1-year manufacturer's warranty

    Available Product Options

    • Reflectorless Range: 1,640 Feet or 3,280 Feet
    • Accuracy: 1-Second, 2-Second, or 5-Second
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    $9315.009,315.00

    Zoom75 Robotic Total Station 6017094
    Tiger#:  TS76563
    MFR#:  6017094
    • 1 Zoom75 Series Robotic Total Station
    • 1 Tribrach (w/o optical plummet)
    • 1 Prism (w/rubber caps)
    • 1 USB Memory Stick 
    • 1 USB Cable
    • 1 Battery and Charger
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    $19100.0019,100.00

    Zoom95 Robotic Total Station 6017103
    Tiger#:  TS76550
    MFR#:  6017103
    • 1 Zoom95 Series Robotic Total Station
    • 1 Tribrach (w/o optical plummet)
    • 1 Prism (w/ rubber caps)
    • 1 Bluetooth Handle
    • 1 USB Memory Stick
    • 1 USB Cable 
    • 1 Battery and Charger
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    $25550.0025,550.00

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