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Gene Kooper
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September 27, 2018 6:19 pm  

Leica precision traverse set for sale.  Traverse set includes:

2 GDF-21 tribrachs (near new condition, slight scuffing of the 3 pads on the bottom of the tribrachs)

1 Wild Heerbrugg GZR3 precision carrier with optical plummet (very clean with 2 small paint chips)

1 Leica GZR3 precision carrier with optical plummet (very clean with 3 small paint chips)

2 Leica GPH1P precision prisms (near new condition with only a "1" and "2" scribed on the back of the prisms)

2 Leica precision targets (I can include 2 shields and 2 lights for night or underground work)

1 Leica orange traverse case

 

The two tribrachs are light green in color.  The two GZR3 carriers are the classic Wild green in color.  I purchased the GPH1P prisms from a New York surveyor who used them indoors.  One of his industrial measurement projects was highlighted in a Professional Surveyor Magazine feature article (March 2009 issue).

Photos available upon request via PM or email c e kooper at gmail dot com

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Stephen Ward
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September 27, 2018 6:59 pm  

Email sent.

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Gene Kooper
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October 4, 2018 11:30 am  

Some photos.  The only marks on the prisms are numerals "1" and "2" etched on the backs to allow tracking of the two prisms during a traverse.

Leica TS 12
Leica TS 10
Leica TS 06
Leica TS 04
Leica GPH1P No2 01
Leica GPH1P No1 01

The prism have a locking screw that fixes the prisms in horizontal positions.  I also conducted a test to check the offsets of each prism + carrier that I can forward to anyone interested in the traverse set.

Leica GPH1P No2 09
Leica GPH1P No2 08


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A Harris
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October 4, 2018 11:52 am  

Those are what you use when you are serious.

Great pics and thanks for sharing.

The lucky person with a set of those can not blame their closure on the equipment.

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Gene Kooper
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November 18, 2018 7:00 pm  

Bumping this to the top as an interested party turned shy.  One of the things they expressed an interest in is whether I had a Wild ZNL plummet to go with the traverse set.  I don't have a ZNL, but do have a ZBL that I will sell with the traverse set.

 

The Wild ZBL is both a zenith and a nadir plummet.  There is a knurled knob at the front of the plummet that switches between the two modes (see photos below).  The plummet comes with a Wild tribrach with fisheye bubble and a leather carrying case in good condition; no dry rot.  There are two plate bubbles set at 90° to each other.  While it comes with a tribrach, the plummet will fit in any Wild/Leica tribrach.  My main use for it is to plumb under mine spads when doing underground surveying and for accurate setups at calibrated base lines.

 

The ZBL plummet has a published accuracy that lies between the GZR3 precision carrier and the Wild ZNL and the scope is 10x.  The accuracy is 1:10,000, while the GZR3 is 1:3000 (0.5mm in 1.5 m) and the ZNL is 1:30,000.

ZBL 02

ZBL 03

ZBL 05

ZBL 06

ZBL 07

ZBL 08

ZBL 09

ZBL 10

ZBL 11

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Gene Kooper
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January 2, 2019 3:31 pm  

Bumping this to the top 'cause they're still looking for a new home.  😀 


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hillsidesurveyor
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March 16, 2019 7:34 am  

Is the traverse kit still for sale?


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Gene Kooper
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March 16, 2019 9:11 am  

Sorry, the equipment has a new owner now.


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hillsidesurveyor
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March 16, 2019 11:01 am  

Thanks


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Allen Wrench
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March 28, 2019 8:24 am  

What makes these so accurate, compared to an ordinary prism on a tribrach?

 


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Plumb Bill
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March 28, 2019 9:00 am  

The quality and precision of the machining and manufacturing.  Some of the lesser quality setups may perform as well (if by accident only), but these have been bench tested to perform within a stated reliability.


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March 28, 2019 3:44 pm  

Tighter manufacturing tolerances, I suppose. The chinese things can be out of adjustment the minute after you put the donut away. The good Leica ones will stay in adjustment, with normal use, just about forever.  Less racking in use. There truly is a difference in the results.

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Gene Kooper
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March 28, 2019 5:11 pm  

The new owner has projects that require tight tolerances, so this precision traverse set will work well for them.  One of the unique features of the prism glass is that it is not coated.  Reflection back to the instrument is avoided by having the face of the glass be at a slight angle to vertical.  The prism housing is made from aluminium!  🙂

I used to do conventional control surveys, but there isn't much call for those today.  The only thing I was using it for lately was measuring distances between intervisible GPS control stations so I could throw some conventional survey measurements into Star*Net or Columbus along with my GPS observations.

Using a Leica DI-2002 Distomat with published accuracy of 1mm +/- 1ppm and static observations with my legacy Leica SR530s with published accuracy of 2 to 3 mm (they may be boat anchors in 10 days), I was able to get mark to mark distances of the two to agree within 1 to 1.5 mm in a baseline of 1100 feet.  I decided to sell it because comparing distances between GPS control points wasn't enough to warrant keeping them.  I know the new owner will enjoy using it while I sob into my glass of prune juice.  😀 


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