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For stability
The most important criterion for a good tripod is its stability, quite explicitly, the torsional rigidity. With that, a very valuable, but not the only, argument for the original tripod from Leica Geosystems has been named. Other substantial benefits are the height stability under load and the minimal horizontal drift. Also not to be underestimated are advantages such as long life, optimal vibration dampening, water resistance, outstanding behaviour in solar radiation and their weight in relation to load-bearing capacity.

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The best tripod for your requirements

Leica Geosystems offers you a large selection of high-value tripods for all survey instruments and applications. The right tripod choice is decisive if the indicated accuracy of an instrument is to be reached. The classification "heavy duty" and "light duty" is widely based on ISO Norm 12858-2. They differ through the stability requirements and instrument weight.

  • The Professional 5000 Series consists solely of heavy duty wooden tripods providing highest stability.
  • Best height stability, maximum torsional rigidity and minimal horizontal drift over long time periods.
  • Suitable for instruments up to 15 kg.
  • Recommended for the highest angle accuracy of 3” and less.
  • Due to vibration dampening characteristics of the carefully selected beech wood, this series is highly recommended for use with motorised TPS instruments.
  • With its height stability, this series perfectly complements the Leica Digital Level DNA03.
  • The Professional 3000 Series consists of high value, light duty tripods.
  • Suitable for instruments with weights of under 5 kg.
  • Optimised for maximum lifetime in most difficult of operating conditions.
  • Available in either wood or aluminium, according to application.
  • GST05 wooden tripod suitable for non-motorised TPS instruments with angle accuracy from 5 to 7”. Ideal tripod for mobile GNSS Reference Stations as well as static observations.
  • GST05L aluminium tripod. Suitable for short-term prism stations on control points or as a light tripod for GNSS measurement campaigns.
  • The Professional 1000 Series consists of heavy and light tripods for demanding application conditions.
  • The GST101 heavy wooden tripod is made from pine and proves itself for precise backsights and control points.
  • The GST103 aluminium tripod is particularly suitable for automatic levelling as well as for prism stations with reduced accuracy requirements.

The stability of the original
Leica Geosystems tripods are manufactured solely from wood or aluminium. Wood, especially the beech and pine used by Leica Geosystems, offers the best stability values, measured on vertical movement and horizontal drift over time. Wood also exhibits optimal vibration characteristics and therefore delivers substantial benefits, especially in the use of motorised TPS. The surfaces of the wooden tripods are sealed several times to prevent moisture absorption and to maximum longevity. Aluminium tripods are robust and save weight, their range of application is however limited.