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Bow Tie Surveyor
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November 26, 2018 5:49 am  

I believe that Trimble is an American company, but are their instruments (GNSS, Conventional, or other) built in the United States?

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Mark Mayer
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November 26, 2018 6:01 am  

Really old dogs like me can recall a time when Trimble was strictly a GPS company. They bought out Spectra Precision (not todays SP, another entity) for it's line of Geodimeter instruments. 

Geodimeter was a Swedish company. I'm pretty sure that the instruments are made there. The GPS units are made elsewhere, I think. California at one time. Not sure about now. 

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November 26, 2018 6:05 am  

I believe the TS are made in Sweden and I think the Nikon and (Trimble badged Nikons)Manual station are made in Japan.

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Jitterboogie
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November 26, 2018 10:24 am  

Lots of the newer stuff is "Assembled In Mexico"


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Lee D
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November 27, 2018 1:03 pm  

There's an excellent article in one of the XYHt issues that Gavin wrote about the development and manufacture of the SX10; that gun and I'm pretty sure all the S series guns are made in Sweden. That article gives you a much better understanding and appreciation for what goes into the development of an instrument like that.


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True Corner
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November 28, 2018 7:10 pm  
Posted by: Bow Tie Surveyor

I believe that Trimble is an American company, but are their instruments (GNSS, Conventional, or other) built in the United States?

I buy "Used Trimble" because they're Made in USA.  I'm a Made in USA dude, even my jeans are made in the USA.  I get them off the internet. Lots of USA stuff on the internet.  I have my own business and I'am of the opinion that my perspective clients need a job to afford my services.  If I worked in China or Mexico I guess I'd be a globalist.


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November 28, 2018 7:30 pm  

I buy "Used Trimble" because they're Made in USA.

That may pertain to GNSS products, but the Trimble total station line started out as rebadged Geodimeter equipment.  As far as I know, Trimble has never manufactured a total station in the U.S.

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True Corner
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November 29, 2018 7:11 pm  
Posted by: Jim Frame

I buy "Used Trimble" because they're Made in USA.

That may pertain to GNSS products, but the Trimble total station line started out as rebadged Geodimeter equipment.  As far as I know, Trimble has never manufactured a total station in the U.S.

Yeah, that's what I meant.  The USofA hasn't made a total station since HP? 


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Norm Larson
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November 29, 2018 7:32 pm  
Posted by: True Corner
Posted by: Jim Frame

I buy "Used Trimble" because they're Made in USA.

That may pertain to GNSS products, but the Trimble total station line started out as rebadged Geodimeter equipment.  As far as I know, Trimble has never manufactured a total station in the U.S.

Yeah, that's what I meant.  The USofA hasn't made a total station since HP? 

Yeah, those were Geodimeters as well.


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Richard Imrie
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November 29, 2018 7:56 pm  
Posted by: True Corner
Posted by: Bow Tie Surveyor

I believe that Trimble is an American company, but are their instruments (GNSS, Conventional, or other) built in the United States?

I buy "Used Trimble" because they're Made in USA.  I'm a Made in USA dude, even my jeans are made in the USA.  I get them off the internet. Lots of USA stuff on the internet.  I have my own business and I'am of the opinion that my perspective clients need a job to afford my services.  If I worked in China or Mexico I guess I'd be a globalist.

Not related to Trimble, but as consumers here in the lower hemisphere, we read the fine print on packaging. A lot of foodstuff's that appear to be from USA, with flags and images and all that, the fine print very often says things like: "Packaged in USA, from products grown in C....", and I've even seen "Marketed in USA, from products grown in C...."


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Norm Larson
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December 2, 2018 2:10 pm  
Posted by: Norm Larson
Posted by: True Corner
Posted by: Jim Frame

I buy "Used Trimble" because they're Made in USA.

That may pertain to GNSS products, but the Trimble total station line started out as rebadged Geodimeter equipment.  As far as I know, Trimble has never manufactured a total station in the U.S.

Yeah, that's what I meant.  The USofA hasn't made a total station since HP? 

Yeah, those were Geodimeters as well.

This is what I was told when younger, but, some internet research says that HP’s were in fact their own creation, so, it is wrong


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Lee D
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December 3, 2018 1:49 pm  

HP total stations were not Geodimeters, they were designed and built by HP:


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December 3, 2018 6:24 pm  
Posted by: Lee D

HP total stations were not Geodimeters, they were designed and built by HP:

Thank you for posting this. Brought a big smile to my face. I didn't know HP had made these.

(-surveying student (lifelong learner), hired into HP over two decades ago … still working at the same place, though not called HP anymore. )


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True Corner
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December 5, 2018 10:43 pm  
Posted by: Norm Larson
Posted by: Norm Larson
Posted by: True Corner
Posted by: Jim Frame

I buy "Used Trimble" because they're Made in USA.

That may pertain to GNSS products, but the Trimble total station line started out as rebadged Geodimeter equipment.  As far as I know, Trimble has never manufactured a total station in the U.S.

Yeah, that's what I meant.  The USofA hasn't made a total station since HP? 

Yeah, those were Geodimeters as well.

This is what I was told when younger, but, some internet research says that HP’s were in fact their own creation, so, it is wrong

it's okay to be wrong...I've had lots of experience being wrong.


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Norm Larson
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December 6, 2018 7:11 am  

Us old timers know that it is a great way to learn and I do take those opportunities.  Still, I hate being wrong, LOL


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