Trimble S8 1" High Precision Robotic Total Station

Sell used Trimble S8 1” (0.3 mgon) HIGH PRECISION Robotic Total Station with TSC2 with radio, Calibrated.


Selling Trimble S8 1” (0.3 mgon) HIGH PRECISION Robotic Total Station with TSC2 (has internal radio and Survey Controller 12.46 software), Calibrated.

All of the following equipment is included in this auction and is in very good condition, as you can see in the pictures.  All equipment has been run through a certified Trimble shop to be checked out and calibrated.

These units are in in excellent condition and package includes:

  • Trimble S8 1” (0.3 mgon) Total Station unit
  • Tri-Max Tripod for S8 Total Station
  • 2X batteries + 1 battery with the station (makes three total)
  • Trimble hard carry case with backpack straps.  Locking with keys.
  • TSC2 field controller
  • Trimble pole for TSC2 field controller
  • Trimble prism
  • Antenna
  • Rain cover
  • Screwdrivers and torx wrench
  • Locking ballistic case with two keys
  • Multi-battery adapter
  • Charger
  • Power converter
  • Power cable
  • Cable

Trimble S8 Total Station Introduction


Delivering major workflow innovations for both typical surveying and specialized applications, you now have the power to redefine your performance potential.

For typical survey tasks, choose the 1” angle accuracy and exceptional EDM range of Trimble DR Plus™. Extend your reach on the job for increased production from fewer setups.Trimble Business Center office software provides a complete range of processing and analysis tools. Together with the Trimble S8, you have the most comprehensive solution for general surveying available today.

  • Video-Assisted control
    Trimble VISION™ gives you the power to see everything the instrument sees without a trip back to the tripod. Direct your survey with live video images on the controller. Now you are free to capture measurements, to prism or reflectorless surfaces, with point-and click efficiency.
  • Visual Verification
    The on-board camera integrates surveyed data with the live scene image, so you can verify the work that you’ve done before leaving the job. Calibrated photo documentation provides customers with deliverables they know they can trust.

Trimble MagDrive Servo Technology provides for exceptional speed and accuracy with smooth, silent operation.
Trimble SurePoint™ Technology ensures accurate measurements by automatically correcting for unwanted movement due to wind, sinkage, and other factors.

For precision-build applications, you need a measurement solution with optimal speed, accuracy and reliability Combine the Trimble DR HP Precision EDM with your choice of angular
accuracies and Trimble VISION or Long Range FineLock and you have the flexibility to tackle the most demanding projects.Specialized modules in Trimble Access software such as Tunnels, Monitoring, or Mines provide dedicated workflows. Trimble 4D Control provides a comprehensive solution for the management of monitoring projects—both real time and post-processed—to rapidly detect critical structural movements.

Trimble Finelock Technology
Detect targets without interference from surrounding prisms for high precision applications in close quarters such as rail alignment, deformation monitoring, and tunneling applications. The Trimble Long-Range FineLock option extends this functionality to 2500 m with 1 cm accuracy.


  • Visually mark points, at greater range, in tunnels or undergound mines with the Class 3R Laser Pointer.
  • Automatic Servo focus sets the optical focus for quick manual aiming when monitoring points in DR mode – with Trimble Access.
  • Silent, frictionless movement ensures unobtrusive operation in urban or residential settings.


Trimble S8 Total Station Key features

  • Trimble VISION video-assisted robotic measurement
  • Visual verifi cation with data overlay and photo documentation
  • Trimble DR Plus for longer range and fewer setups
  • Specialized confi guration options available

Trimble S8 Total Station Spesification:


Sensor type Absolute encoder with diametrical reading
Angle measurement accuracy 1” (0.3 mgon)
Angle display (least count) 0.1” (0.01 mgon)
Accuracy (RMSE) Prism mode
  • Standard: 2 mm + 2 ppm (0.0065 ft + 2 ppm)
  • Tracking: 4 mm + 2 ppm (0.013 ft + 2 ppm)

DR mode

  • Standard: 2 mm + 2 ppm (0.0065 ft + 2 ppm)
  • Tracking: 4 mm + 2 ppm (0.013 ft + 2 ppm)
Measuring time Prism mode
  • Standard: 1.2 s
  • Tracking: 0.4 s

DR mode

  • Standard: 1–5 s
  • Tracking: 0.4 s
Range Prism mode (under standard clear conditions)
  • 1 prism: 2,500 m (8,202 ft)
  • 1 prism Long Range mode: 5,500 m (18,044 ft) (max. range)
  • Shortest range: 0.2 m (0.65 ft)

DR mode

  • White card (90% reflective)
    • Good (Good visibility, low ambient light): 1,300 m (4,265 ft)
    • Normal (Normal visibility, moderate sunlight, some heat shimmer): 1,300 m (4,265 ft)
    • Difficult (Haze, object in direct sunlight, turbulence): 1,200 m (3,937 ft)
  • Gray card (18% reflective)
    • Good (Good visibility, low ambient light): 600 m (1,969 ft)
    • Normal (Normal visibility, moderate sunlight, some heat shimmer): 600 m (1,969 ft)
    • Difficult (Haze, object in direct sunlight, turbulence): 550 m (1,804 ft)
  • Shortest range: 1 m (3.28 ft)

DR Ranges (typically)

  • Concrete: 600 m–800 m (1968 ft–2624 ft)
  • Wood construction: 400 m–800 m (1312 ft–2624 ft)
  • Metal construction: 400 m–500 m (1312 ft–1640 ft)
  • Light rock: 400 m–600 m (1312 ft–1968 ft)
  • Dark rock: 300 m–400 m (984 ft–1312 ft)
  • Reflective foil 20 mm: 1000 m (3280 ft)

DR Extended Range Mode

  • White Card (90% reflective): 2000 m–2200 m
  • Gray Card (18% reflective): 900 m–1000 m
  • Accuracy: 10 mm + 2 ppm (0.033 ft + 2 ppm)


Chip Color Digital Image Sensor
Resolution 2048 x 1536 pixels
Focal length 23 mm (0.07 ft)
Depth of field 3 m to infinity (9.84 ft to infinity)
Field of view 16.5° x 12.3° (18.3 gon x 13.7 gon)
Digital zoom 4-step (1x, 2x, 4x, 8x)
Exposure Automatic
Brightness User-definable
Contrast User-definable
Image storage Up to 2048 x 1536 pixels
File format JPEG


Light source Pulsed Laser diode 905 nm; Laser class 1
Laser pointer coaxial Laser class 2
Beam divergence Prism mode
  • Horizontal: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
  • Vertical: 8 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Beam divergence DR mode
  • Horizontal: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
  • Vertical: 8 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Atmospheric correction –130 ppm to 160 ppm continuously


Angle measurement accuracy 1” (0.3 mgon)
Angle display (least count) 0.1” (0.01 mgon)
Distance measurement Accuracy (RMSE)
  • Prism mode
    • Standard: 1 mm + 1 ppm (0.003 ft + 1 ppm)
    • Standard: 1 mm + 1 ppm (0.003 ft + 1 ppm)
  • DR mode
    • Standard measurement: 3 mm + 2 ppm (0.01 ft + 2 ppm)
    • Tracking: 10 mm + 2 ppm (0.032 ft + 2 ppm)
Measuring time Prism mode
  • Standard: 2.5 s
  • Tracking: 0.4 s
  • Averaged observations: 2.5 s per measurement

DR mode

  • Standard: 3–15 s
  • Tracking: 0.4 s
Range (under standard clear conditions) Prism mode
  • 1 prism: 3,000 m (9,800 ft)
  • 1 prism Long Range mode: 5,000 m (16,400 ft)
  • 3 prism Long Range mode: 7,000 m (23,000 ft)
  • Shortest range: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)

DR mode

  • White card (90% reflective)
    • Good (Good visibility, low ambient light): >150 m (492 ft)
    • Normal (Normal visibility, moderate sunlight, some heat shimmer): 150 m (492 ft)
    • Difficult (Haze, object in direct sunlight, turbulence): 70 m (229 ft)
  • Gray card (18% reflective)
    • Good (Good visibility, low ambient light): >120 m (394 ft)
    • Normal (Normal visibility, moderate sunlight, some heat shimmer): 120 m (394 ft)
    • Difficult (Haze, object in direct sunlight, turbulence): 50 m (164 ft)
  • Shortest range: 1.5 m (4.9 ft)


Light source Laserdiode 660 nm; Laser class 1 in Prism mode; Laser class 2 in DR mode
Laser pointer coaxial (standard) Laser class 2
Laser pointer non-coaxial (not available in all models) Laser class 3R
Beam divergence Prism mode
  • Horizontal: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
  • Vertical: 4 cm/100 m (0.13 ft/328 ft)
Beam divergence DR mode
  • Horizontal: 2 cm/50 m (0.066 ft/164 ft)
  • Vertical: 2 cm/50 m (0.066 ft/164 ft)
Atmospheric correction –130 ppm to 160 ppm continuously
Leveling Circular level in tribrach: 8'/2 mm (8'/0.007 ft)
Automatic level compensator
  • Type: Centered dual-axis
  • Accuracy: 0.5” (0.15 mgon)
  • Range: ±5.4' (±100 mgon)
Servo system MagDrive servo technology, integrated servo/angle sensor; electromagnetic direct drive
Rotation speed 115 degrees/s (128 gon/s)
Rotation time Face 1 to Face 2 2.6 s
Positioning speed180 degrees (200 gon) 2.6 s
Clamps and slow motions Servo-driven, endless fine adjustment
  • Centering system: Trimble 3-pin
  • Optical plummet: Built-in optical plummet
Magnification/shortest focusing distance 2.3×/0.5 m to infinity (1.6 ft to infinity)
  • Magnification: 30x
  • 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) to infinity
  • Illuminated crosshair: Variable (10 steps)
Autofocus Standard
Tracklight built in Not available in all models
Operating temperature –20º C to +50º C (–4º F to +122º F)
Dust and water proofing IP55
Humidity 100% condensing
Internal battery Rechargeable Li-Ion battery 11.1 V, 5.0 Ah
Operating time
  • One internal battery: Approx. 6.5 hours
  • Three internal batteries in multi-battery adapter: Approx. 18 hours
Robotic holder with one internal battery 13.5 hours
Operating time with video robotic
  • One battery: 5.5 hours
  • Three batteries in multi-battery adapter: 17 hours
Communication USB, Serial, Bluetooth
Security Dual-layer password protection
Weight 5.25 kg (11.57 lb)


Autolock and Robotic range
  • Passive prisms: 500–700 m (1,640–2,297 ft)
  • Trimble MultiTrack Target: 800 m (2,625 ft)
Autolock pointing precision at 200 m (656 ft)
(standard deviation)
  • Passive prisms: <2 mm (0.007 ft)
  • Trimble MultiTrack Target: <2 mm (0.007 ft)
Shortest search distance 0.2 m (.65 ft)
Search time (typical) 2–10 s


Available on Autolock and Robotic versions
  • Pointing precision at 300 m (980 ft) (standard deviation): <1 mm (0.003 ft)
  • Range to passive prisms (min–max): 20 m–700 m (64 ft–2,297 ft)
  • Minimum spacing between prisms at 200 m (656 ft): 0.8 m (2.625 ft)


GPS Search/GeoLock 360 degrees (400 gon) or defined horizontal and vertical search window
Solution acquisition time 15–30 s8
Target re-acquisition time <3 s
Range Autolock and Robotic range limits


Trimble TSC2 Controller Introduction


The Trimble® TSC2® Controller is an advanced handheld computer especially designed for Trimble optical and GPS surveying systems. With the Microsoft® Windows Mobile™ 5.0
software operating system, the TSC2 controller runs your choice of powerful Trimble field software. Add specialized applications to the standard Microsoft Outlook Mobile, Excel
Mobile, Word Mobile, Power Point Mobile and Internet Explorer programs, and the TSC2 controller becomes a powerhouse of field and office functions on one rugged business device.

Every innovative feature on the TSC2 controller is designed to make your job easier. Clearly view background maps and check work on the vibrant color graphic display for greater data control and confidence. Use the full alphanumeric keyboard, or quickly select software options using the touch screen. The unique TSC2 controller changeable cap enables the use of removable memory or third-party media, such as GPRS, GPS, camera, and product scanner functions. Extend your data logging capabilities and experience a major leap in productivity.

Eliminate cable hassles and expedite setup with integrated Bluetooth® wireless technology. When the TSC2 controller is used with a Trimble R8 or 5800 GPS system, the rover is 100% cable free for unsurpassed convenience and ease of use. The internal 2.4 GHz radio option is ideal for use with a robotic system such as the Trimble S6 total station. Using the expandable media function, a GSM/GPRS modem can add full wireless communication to the Internet in the field. Transfer data in your office over a wireless 802.11 LAN—again, no cables are required. You can also use hotspots to quickly and securely share data with your office from remote locations.

Choose the method of data transfer that suits your situation. Using an external modem such as a cell phone with Bluetooth, send and receive files over the Internet from the field: you don’t need to drive back to the office. In the office, internal 802.11 technology provides wireless connection to your network. The TSC2 controller also provides USB and serial
RS232 communication options; data can be transferred to a PC or another TSC2 controller using a cable, Bluetooth, CompactFlash, or Secure Digital memory card media.

The TSC2 controller is rugged enough for any job in any weather. It holds an environmental rating of IP67 and operates in extreme temperatures of –30 ºC to +60 ºC (–22 ºF to +140 ºF). It can also withstand a pole drop of 1.22 m (4.0 ft) onto a hard surface3. The display is illuminated, so you can finish any job fast even in low lighting. The TSC2 controller receives power from an ultra long-life lithium-ion battery that gives up to 30 hours of power.

The TSC2 controller is central to Integrated Surveying™ from Trimble. With an application such as the Trimble Survey Controller™ software onboard, collect and manage both GPS and optical data in one Job file simply by switching the TSC2 controller between sensors. Standardize on one flexible controller for maximized investment. And your survey team only needs to know one interface. When field work is complete, simply transfer the Job file to your office using the communication method that suits your needs.

Trimble TSC2 Controller KEY FEATURES

  • Advanced handheld field computer for exceptional versatility, efficiency, and freedom
  • Microsoft Windows Mobile operating system 5.0 software
  • Highest flexibility for optical and GPS surveying
  • Wireless operations in both the field and office

Trimble TSC7 Controller Spesification:

HARDWARE and Physical

Processor 520 MHz Intel® PXA 270 XScale CPU
Memory 128 MB SDRAM, 512 MB internal
non-volatile storage memory
Expandable Memory CompactFlash (CF) card; Secure Digital (SD) card
Wireless Integrated Wireless LAN 802.11b
  • Li-Ion rechargeable pack, 6600 mAh, battery life of 30 hours under normal operating conditions.
  • Fast charge to 80% in 2 hours; full charge in 4.5 hours.
  • Battery charge status LED indicator.
Software The Trimble TSC2 controller runs theTrimble Survey Controller field software. In addition, a number of regional solutions are available. For more information on the field software that’s best for you, contact your local Trimble authorized distribution partner.


Glass-fibre reinforced resin with integrated drop bumpers
Dimension 266 x 131 x 48 mm (10.5 x 5.2 x 1.9 in)
Weight 0.95 kg (2.1 lb) including battery


Operating temperature

–30 °C to +60 °C (–22 °F to +140 °F)

Storage temperature –40 °C to +70 °C (–40 °F to +158 °F
Sand & dust Protection against wind-driven according to MIL-STD-810F, and IP6X
Water Waterproof IPX7
Drop 26 drops from 1.22 m (4.0 ft) onto hard surface
Humidity 100% condensing, MIL-STD-810F, Method 507.4
Vibration MIL-STD-810F, Method 514.5, Procedure I, Fig. 17 & 18
Altitude MIL-STD-810F, Method 500.4, Procedures I, II & III, 4572 m (15,000 ft) at +23 °C (+73 °F)


Display Color, illuminated TFT, daylight-readable touch screen displayed at 320 × 240 pixels (QVGA), backlight illuminated display
Keyboard 53 key alphanumeric keypad, 8-position spider key
Audio Integrated speaker and microphone for audio system events, warnings and notifications.
Operating system Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0


Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software programs including:
  • Internet Explorer
  • File Explorer
  • Word Mobile
  • Power Point Mobile
  • Excel Mobile
  • Outlook Mobile
  • Windows Media® Player Mobile
  • Microsoft ActiveSync® technology
  • Microsoft Transcriber (handwriting recognition)
  • Pictures, Picture&Videos, Calendar, Contacts, Tasks and Notes
  • Online help
  • RS232 9-pin serial port
  • USB Client
  • USB Host
  • DC Power Port
  • 1 × Type I CompactFlash (CF) slot
  • 1 × Type II CompactFlash (CF) slot
  • 1 × Secure Data (SD) memory card slot
Radio-modem Internal 2.4 GHz frequency-hopping spread-spectrum radio-modem