Trimble ProductsPosted by prupal on October 22, 2019 at 4:58 pm
We are looking to purchase Trimble products, namely the R10 M2 rover, S7 robotic, S5 robotic, and the TSC7 data collector. We are upgrading from GeoMax. Does anyone have anything negative to say about the Trimble items listed above, or Trimble in general? Or positive for that matter?
- 13 Replies
- MemberOctober 22, 2019 at 5:59 pm
- Get it , you won’t regret it. I was a S7 user before upgrading to a SX10. Make sure you get business center aswell for processing data.
- MemberOctober 22, 2019 at 6:06 pm
You will like the TSC7 at least me and my Boss do. I can do things on it that would have been almost impossible on a TSC3.
- MemberOctober 22, 2019 at 6:57 pm
We have 2 5800, 3 R8 m3, 1 R10 m1, 2 S6, 5600, SX10 & TX8 and a couple of TSCe, TSC1, TSC2, TSC3, & TSC7.
I really can’t say too many bad things. I don’t care much for the MT1000, except for use exclusively with topo, however we don’t use it much anymore with the SX10.
I would suggest looking at the SX10 with a TSC7. It runs a good traverse, allows for a relatively quick scan, and has camera features.
- MemberOctober 22, 2019 at 7:00 pm
Wondering what geomax gear you are currently running including software and why you are wanting to upgrade? Problems with the software? Hardware? Or dealer support lacking?
- MemberOctober 22, 2019 at 7:05 pm
Issues with establishing (in a timely manner) and maintaining connection. General problems overall. I believe system was 2G when we got it so we needed an external hotspot for 3G.
- MemberOctober 23, 2019 at 1:29 am
- MemberOctober 24, 2019 at 10:01 pm
Agreed on the Tsc7. Love it when it comes to construction staking! If you are more boundary driven the Tsc3 is probably better for woods and brush..
I switched from a S6 to a S7 and the only difference is the S7 has Minimal scanning capability’s as well you lose the track light for a camera, but after a little playing around I can search myself pretty efficiently.
Fortunately I only have R8.3 model GPS so I cant comment on the R10. The R8 models are going obsolete so maybe soon I can hope. R8 models are not compatible with latest constellations Badiou and Galileo for a price the may be but with no new parts being made it would be a gamble to invest into them.
- MemberOctober 25, 2019 at 1:45 pm
I got to see a TSC7 demo once and they thing was so gigantic I almost didn’t think it was real. But yeah I couldn’t imagine using that beast anywhere near shrubs, trees, maybe even tall brush, fence hopping, etc. After seeing that I’m expecting to see full-sized desktop PCs glued to rods in a few years…
- MemberOctober 25, 2019 at 1:46 pm
The R10 outperforms the R8; it uses a different algorithm to resolve the ambiguities and gives you more reliable error estimates than the R8. If you do enough static work you can see the difference there as well; typically when mixing R8-3 data and R10 data in an OPUS Projects network I see tighter numbers with the R10 stations. However, the R10 has been around long enough that I’m starting to wonder what’s next.
I love the TSC7; the screen is awesome and as soon as you adapt to the layout the software is easier to use than ever. Our guys like the fact that the map screen is always displayed. The new T7 tablet looks good, if you don’t mind not having a physical keypad. I have seven TSC7s in the field on a daily basis, and I have yet to hear even the slightest complaint from the crews that are using them.
- MemberOctober 25, 2019 at 6:01 pm
Our crews will use the TSC7 for about everything besides simple traverse. TSC3’s typically are collecting dust. Granted crews here never deal with shrubs or bushes. They are on pavement nearly exclusively, and the TSC7 doesn’t have nearly the scuffs the TSC2s and TSC3s have. Maybe they are more careful because it looks show much more expensive.
- MemberOctober 25, 2019 at 6:11 pm
If you are getting rid of a Geomax robot let me know… I may take it off your hands.
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