Trimble SPS730 DR 300+ 3"/2" Robotic Total Station w/ TSC2 Data Collector

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Trimble SPS730 Robotic Total Station w/ TSC2 2.4 GHz Data Collector
Item ID: X1534
Condition: Refurbished
Warranty: 90 Day Exchange


* Trimble SPS730 Total Station [ID- X1534]
         - Calibrated By A Trimble Authorized Service Center
* Trimble TSC2 Survey Controller [ID- X1543]
         - 2.4GHz Radio
         - SCS900 Software Version 2.52
* Trimble P/N: 59369-00 Multi Battery Adapter [ID- X1538]
* Trimble 57550-00 Battery System Charger [ID- X1537]
* Trimble Target ID [ID- X1536]
* Trimble Traverse Prism w/ Base [ID- X1535]
* Trimble P/N: 78300007 Target
* Trimble P/N: 53002021 RS232 Cable
* Trimble P/N: 2383001 Power Cable
* Rain Cover For SPS730
* Trimble Assorted Tool Kit
* QTY. 2 Battery Packs
* QTY. 2 AC Adapter/Chargers
* Power Cord
* User Manual On CD-ROM
* QTY. 4 Hard Carrying Cases


Trimble SPS730 Total Station

The All-in One, Universal Total Station
The Trimble® SPS730 and SPS930 Universal Total Stations provide five ways to measure with one instrument. Servo, Autolock, Robotic, Reflectorless and ATS Grade Control modes provide the ability to tackle any measurement, stakeout, reflectorless or grade control task on the jobsite – all from one instrument.

Accuracy to Match Job Site Requirements
The SPS930 provides 1 second horizontal and vertical angle accuracy for any precise measurement, stakeout or fine grading task.

The SP730 provides 2 second vertical and 3 second horizontal angle accuracy to meet the needs of all but the highest precision measurement or stakeout functions on site.

DR300+ long-range reflectorless measurement
The DR300+ long range reflectorless measurement capability allows you to quickly and safely measure hard-toreach or unsafe places 300 meters away and beyond. There is no need to walk the surface with a target. You’ll realize significant increases in productivity and safety when measuring stockpiles, profiling cuttings and rock faces.

Trimble MultiTrack Technology
Trimble MultiTrack technology locks on and tracks passive prisms for applications such as monitoring or control measurements and active targets for dynamic measurement, stakeout and grade control applications.

Active targets provide enhanced dynamic tracking performance and guaranteed lock to the correct target, especially in dusty construction site conditions. Up to 16 unique channels of target identification can be used to differentiate survey crews and grade checkers from machine control operations, eliminating down time caused by unnecessary interference.

Unmatched Dynamic Positioning
Grade control for earthmoving and fine grading machinery requires an updated, highly accurate position delivered on a very frequent basis. The more data provided, the smoother the hydraulic control and the higher gear that the machine can operate in. The Trimble SPS730 and SPS930 instruments deliver an unmatched 20 hertz update rate combined with low latency, synchronized data measurements for unmatched machine performance. Combined with the Trimble MT900 active machine target they can operate at ranges up to 700 meters at +/-45 degree slopes, in the highest gear and in the dustiest conditions at the same time delivering the smoothest and most accurate finish available. Repeatability in the accuracy of graded layers results in fewer passes, reduced fuel and maintenance, reduced rework not to mention material savings, time and associated cost benefits.

  • One universal total station satisfies all site positioning and grade control needs
  • Servo, Autolock, Robotic, Reflectorless and ATS Grade Control modes of operation all in a single instrument
  • Industry-leading, incredibly fast 20 Hz dynamic positioning update rate
  • DR300+ long-range reflectorless measurement allows high accuracy measurement without the risk and delay of walking the surface with a target
  • Trimble MagDrive™ servos provide unmatched instrument turning and tracking speeds and silent precise operation
  • Trimble SurePoint™ technology autocorrects instrument pointing for mis level so you’ll always capture accurate 3D information
  • Unique Trimble MultiTrack™ technology allows operation with conventional prisms or active targets
Unique Performance Specifications
Angle Measurement
Horizontal Accuracy
Standard deviation based on DIN 18723
 3" (1.0 mgon)
Vertical Accuracy
Standard deviation based on DIN 18723

2" (0.6mgon)
Angle Reading (least count)
Standard mode

1" (0.3 mgon)
Tracking mode 1" (0.3 mgon)
Automatic level compensator Dual-axis compensator ±6' (±100 mgon)
Common Performance Specifications
Distance Measurement Accuracy
Prism Mode
Standard mode

± (3 mm + 2 ppm) ± (0.01 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking mode ± (10 mm + 2 ppm) ± (0.032 ft + 2 ppm)
Dynamic Measurement Capability
Synchronized angle and distance measurements Yes
Position update rate Up to 20Hz
3D Positioning Accuracy
DR Reflectorless mode
Standard mode ± (3 mm + 2ppm) ± (0.01 ft + 2 ppm)
Tracking mode ± (10 mm + 2ppm) ± (0.032 ft + 2 ppm)
Measuring Time - Prism mode
Standard mode 1.2 s
Tracking 0.4 s
Measuring mode - Reflectorless mode
Standard mode

1-5 s
Tracking mode 0.4 s
Measurement Range - Prism Mode (under clear conditions 1,2)
1 Prism 2,500 m (8,202 ft)
1 prism (long range mode) 5,500 m (18,044 ft)
3 prism 3,500 m (11482 ft)
3 prism (long range mode) 5,500 m (18,044 ft)
Measurement Range - DR Mode
Kodak Gray Card (18% reflective) >300 m (984 ft)
Kodak Gray Card (90% reflective) >800 m (2625 ft)
Concrete: 300–400 m (984–1312 ft)
Wood construction: 200–400 m (656–1312 ft)
Metal construction: 200–250 m (656–820 ft)
Light rock 200–300 m (656–984 ft)
Dark rock: 150–200 m (492–656 ft)
Reflective foil: 20 mm 800 m (2,625 ft)
Reflective foil:60 mm 600 m (5,249 ft)
Shortest possible range: 2m (6.56 ft)
Light source Pulsed laser diode 870 nm, Laser class 1
Laser pointer coaxial (standard Laser class 2
Beam divergence
Horizontal 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Vertical 8 cm/100 m (0.26 ft/328 ft)
Atmospheric correction -130 ppm to 160 ppm continuous
Circular level in Tribrach 8'/2 mm (8'/0.007 ft)
Electronic 2-axis level in the LC- display 0.3" (0.1 mgon)
Centering system Trimble 3-pin
Optical plummet Alidade optical plummet
Magnification/shortest focusing distance 2.3×/0.5 m–infinity
Servo system MagDrive servo technology, integrated servo/angle sensor electromagnetic direct drive
Rotation speed 115 degrees/sec (128 gon/sec)
Clamps and slow motions Servo-driven, endless fine adjustment
Positioning speed 180 degrees (200 gon) 3.2 sec
Magnification 30×
Aperture 40 mm (1.57 in)
Field of view at 100 m (328 ft) 2.6 m at 100 m (8.5 ft at 328 ft)
Shortest focusing distance 1.5 m (4.92 ft)–infinity
Illuminated crosshaie Variable (10 steps)
Track light built in Standard
Focus type Servo assisted on side cover
Operating temperature –20 ºC to +50 ºC (–4 ºF to +122 ºF)
Dust and water proofing IP55
Power supply
Internal battery
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery 11.1 V, 4.4 Ah
Operating time
One internal battery
Triple battery pack
TCU Robotic holder

Approximately 6 hours
Approximately 18 hours
Approximately 12 hours
Instrument (Servo/Autolock)
Instrument (Robotic)
Trimble CU controller
Internal battery

5.15 kg (11.35 lb)
0.7 kg (1.54 lb)
0.4 kg (0.88 lb)
0.35 kg (0.77 lb)
Trunnion axis height 196 mm (7.71 in)
Handle Detachable and eccentric for unrestricted sighting
Shortest search distance

700 m (2,297 ft)
700 m (2,297 ft)
0.2 m (0.65 ft)
Autolock pointing precision at 200 m (656 ft) <2 mm (0.007 ft)
Angle reading (least count)
Standard mode
Tracking mode
Averaged observations

1" (0.1 mgon)
2" (0.5 mgon)
0.1" (0.01 mgon)

Type of radio Internal / External 2.4GHz Spread Spectrum
Search time (typical) 2–10 s
Search area 360 degrees (400 gon) or defined horizontal and vertical search window
ATS Mode for Grade Control
Range to target (MT900) 700 m (2,297 ft)
Search time (typical) 2-10 s
Search area 360 degrees (400 gon) or defined horizontal and vertical search window
Maximum radial acceleration of target
at short distance (2 m / 6.56 ft) 148 degrees/sec (165 gon/sec)
Radial speed 114°/sec
Axial speed 6 m/s
Data output
Rate 20 Hz
Timing +/- 1 ms
Latency over radio 40 ms
Latency over USB connection 23 ms
Synchronized measurement data <1 ms
Accuracy to a target moving at 1 m/s
Horizontal ± (2 mm + 14 ppm) ± (0.007 ft + 14 ppm)
Vertical ± (2 mm + 14 ppm) ± (0.007 ft + 14 ppm)
Slope Distance ± (2 mm + 14 ppm) ± (0.007 ft + 14 ppm)