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Easy to use, rugged and reliable, the Leica Builder 400 (5-Second) Reflectorless Total Station will increase your profitability by allowing you to get measuring jobs done quickly and accurately. Whether you need to collect height and angle data, precisely layout a construction site, perform control measurements, align concrete forms, or complete site preparation and earthworks, the Leica Builder's superior technology allows you to get the job done even if you're a novice.

One-Person Operation

The Leica Reflectorless Total Station helps you save time and money by eliminating the need for a detail pole operator. You'll be able to obtain accurate measurements up to 50 feet, and be able to access hard-to-reach locations such as bridges, scaffolding, overhead power lines, across large bodies of water, or past hostile pets by using the distance measuring laser.

Easy Setup Wizard

The computerized setup wizard allows even beginners to be successful right from the start. The control panel's 6-line LCD graphic display features a 20-key alphanumeric keyboard similar to a cellphone, while the software's intuitive interface leads you through the steps you need to take in order to peform setup. Follow the display to level the builder, define your control line, enter desired offset values from a plan, and set out or record the points. Your Leica Geosystems Total Station will be ready to take accurate measurements in just a few minutes.

Pinpoint Laser Technology for Precise Measurements

The narrow beam of the Leica Electronic Total Station allow you to obtain measurements with bulls-eye precision. Common obstacles like tree branches, utilities poles, or fences will no longer lead to inaccurate measurements with the Leica optical device's laser, whose narrow diameter allow for a more precise aim, giving you the most accurate measurement possible.

Versatile and Easy to Learn Software

The Leica Builder Surveying Total Station features PowerSite, Leica's robust software solution designed especially for construction site needs. The software works with the Construction Data Manager, which is a software application that facilitates data upload and download, firmware upload, and installation of up to three of 24 additional languages - all through a Windows-based interface.

Setup with control line or coordinates, for example, follows the same procedure used when setting up with tape, and both also use the preset axis automatically as the reference line, allowing you to work with line and offset values straight from your original plan. And of course, the easy choice of setup positions enables you to take measurements quickly and efficiently. You can also increase usability even further by adding a handheld data collector.

Nine Pre-loaded Software Applications for Maximum Usability

The Leica Total Station comes pre-loaded with nine different easily accessed software applications.

Layout Function: Check the alignment of fencing lines, formworks, and columns, and ensure against racking in greenhouses or other structures.

Area and Volume: Ideal for tender preparations of all kind. Check the fit for windows, the volume of asphalt needed for a parking lot, or simply capture aligned surfaces on the spot. Get fast volume determination of stockpile monitoring, cutting to formation, and mass haul cuts and fills, allowing you to keep tabs on your earthworks progress as the day progresses.

As-Built: Use the as-built function to ensure your blueprints are up to date and reflect the latest changes. With PowerSite, you can instantly transfer and update new data, or record measurements for drafting a completely new blueprint.

Hidden Point: Obtain measurements for points not directly visible with the hidden point function; PowerSite software reveals the position of the hidden point, total station, and reflector in just a few steps.

Angle and Distance: Check the height clearance under a bridge, mark ground floor elevations, and transfer reference heights in one work step.

Tie distance: Used to compute horizontal distance, height difference, and grade between two target points, tie distance is the perfect solution for figuring out whether or not there is a clearance under a roof for that crane, or checking the drainage of a grade.

Coordinate Geometry Calculations: A graphical display on the control panel shows the position of the station, used new points, directions, distances, and the new calculated point, allowing you to easily figure out this normally complicated measurement.

Layout Line/Arc/Spiral: Easily plot the lines for a road or spiral staircase; the PowerSite software allows you to stake out and check points relative to a road alignment.

PowerSite also gives you free choice of setup positions, the choice of using control lines or coordinates for setup, as well as using the existing axis as the reference line. You can use the Leica Builder's internal memory to record up to 50,000 points, or add a USB for easy storage and transfer of data. Or, use the included cable to transfer measurements directly to your PC, or to upload a new AutoCad plan on site from your laptop.

Extra Features

The Builder boasts several other features that make using your Leica Total Station easier. The total station's multilingual function allows you to view up to 3 languages on the control panel. You can choose from a total of 24 languages that are available in the Construction Data Manager.

The Builder Total Station can also be protected with the Theft Protection Feature, which prompts the user for a Personal Identification Number after start-up. If the wrong PIN is typed in five times, the system locks down, but can be opened up with the Personal Unblocking Code found on the total station's delivery papers.

The Leica Builder's endless drives hold the total station securely while giving full 360 degree rotation. You not only save time, but the Builder remains steady at all times, without the bulky locking knobs that can cause errors if not locked.

Whatever your measurement needs, you'll find that using the Leica Builder 300 (9-second) Total Station is the perfect way to save time, money, and improve safety, while giving you the ability to focus on doing what you need to do your job well.



Weight 11.2 lbs. (5.1 kg)
Dimensions 23 in. x 18 in. x 15 in. (58.42 cm x 45.72 cm x 38.1 cm)
Warranty 1-year manufacturer's warranty
Protection Class IP55 (protected against hazardous parts, dust protected, protected against water jets from any angle.)
Tripod Thread 5/8 x 11 in.
Internal Memory 50,000 internal points
Software PowerSite, Construction Data Manager
Tribrach fixed
Angle Measurement
Measuring Method/Reading System absolute, continuous
Accuracy 5-second
Distance Measurement
Unit of Measure (distance display) in,ft,mm,m
Tilt Sensor/Compensator
Range 4 arcmin
Setting Accuracy 2 arcsec
Power Source Li-Ion batteries
Battery Life about 20 hours
Battery Life Alert yes
Voltage 7.4 V
Optical Plummet
Image erect
Circular Bubble Vial 6 minutes/2 mm
Electronic Level 6 arcseconds
Image erect
Diameter of Objective Lens (Aperture) 1.57 in.(40 mm)
Magnification 30x
Field of View 2.6 m at 100 m
Sight Distance Precision/Focus Range 5.6 ft/1.7 m to infinity
Reflectorless yes
Display and Keypad
Type 6-line graphic LCD
Sides single-sided
Keys 20
Backlight yes
Pixels 280 x 160 pixels
Operating -4ºF to 122ºF (-20ºC to +50ºC)
Storage -40ºF to 158ºF (-40ºC to +70ºC)
Surveying and Construction yes
Mapping and GIS (geographic information systems) yes
Utilities yes
Environment Studies yes
Geomarking yes
Archaeology yes
Accident Reconstruction yes
Measurement Range (under fair weather conditions)
Single Prism 1,640 ft. (500 m)
No Prism 50 ft. (15 m)
Reflective Tape 50 ft. (15 m)
Coordinate Measurement Point yes
Angle and Distance Stake Out yes
Stake Out Line yes
Offsets yes
Missing Line yes
Remote Elevation yes
Resection yes
Area Calculation yes
Measurement Time
Fine < 1 s
Rapid < 0.3 s
Tracking 1.0 s
Laser Plummet
Accuracy 0.0590 in. (1.5 mm) at 4.92 ft. (1.5 m) instrument height
Class Visible red laser class 2
Laser Pointer
Class 3R
Reflectorless range 50 ft (15 m)
Wavelength 650 nm - 690 nm
Range to reflective tape 50 ft (15 m)
Range to glass prism 1,640 ft (500 m)
USB USB memory stick and USB device port
Pin Port RS232

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