Best transits/laser levels?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by jau250, May 5, 2014.

  1. jau250

    jau250 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    I am interested in purchasing a leveling system to make grading for patios and retaining walls easier. What do you think my best option would be to go with?
  2. TPendagast

    TPendagast LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,390

    If you aren't running long distance like say a baseball field, or trying to grade multiple acres, and you are doing patios, multi terraces and steps?

    Google Ziplevel.

    I've had one since 2005… It's a godsend. It's faster and easier in short areas and is totally one man quick quick quick.

    check it out.
  3. Krafty

    Krafty LawnSite Senior Member
    Male, from St. Louis MO
    Messages: 706

    Topcon hands down. Spend some money on it and it will only hurt once.
  4. 1idejim

    1idejim LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,289

    Second the topcon. Got one sitting on the passenger side floorboard right now.
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  5. scagrider22

    scagrider22 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,272

    I have a Spectra GL422 grade laser and a CR600 receiver with an attachment for my excavator boom when doing rough grades. They are not cheap but well worth the money. The digital slope adjustment save tons of time!
  6. jau250

    jau250 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 12

    Any comments on the zip level?
  7. jmkr02

    jmkr02 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 264

    topcon I was at a seminar the guy mentioned a zip level no one used one in our area. But it was what the person used in Toronto. I'm interested in what people think of them. I guess it is like the old garden hose trick but digital.
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  8. TomG

    TomG LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 674

    Topcon. We have 2 of them with magnetic receivers that go on our mini excavators. Huge time saver.

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