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The ultra-rugged Trimble SPS986 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Smart Antenna offers unmatched reliability for construction site positioning. Ideal for use on small and large job sites, the SPS986 can serve as a GNSS rover system or as a base station for other GNSS operations including machine control.

Backed by a legacy of GNSS technology leadership and surveying expertise, Trimble provides surveyors and GIS professionals with reliable, innovative GNSS survey solutions that meet their distinct requirements. For more than 30 years, Trimble has set the standard for positioning technologies, and intends to continue that tradition well into the future.

Rugged, reliable positioning

Rugged, All-In-One Solution

  • Compact design with unprecedented strength and durability, easy to use and virtually indestructible
  • Tilt compensation makes site positioning easier and more accessible for new users, while saving time and money for experienced users
  • The most rugged receiver Trimble has ever built, don’t experience downtime with equipment that doesn’t work
  • Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) corrections for higher accuracy site measurements
  • Uses more GNSS constellations, satellites and signals to increase productivity and uptime, greater accuracy in difficult conditions (under tree canopy or in urban areas)
  • Use the ebubble to see the verticality of the receiver in the software instead of on the rod bubble; work more efficiently and effectively, especially in low light


The SPS986 can easily go from carrying case to range pole, tripod, t-bar or vehicle with a single click so you can get going faster.

Trimble ProPoint Technology

Trimble ProPoint GNSS technology uses all available signals to provide survey-grade positioning in many areas where other GNSS systems either can’t provide a solution at all or produce unreliable error estimates.

Trimble xFill Technology

Trimble xFill technology expands site productivity by allowing short excursions into locations where GNSS corrections were not previously available.

Key Features:

  • Tilt compensation functionality to measure accurate points without leveling the pole
  • Trimble ProPoint technology for greater accuracy, reliability and productivity in challenging GNSS environments
  • GNSS receiver, antenna, and battery in one unit—ultra-rugged housing built to withstand harsh construction site conditions
  • CenterPoint RTX delivers fast, high accuracy GNSS positions worldwide via satellite/IP
  • Connected site enabled with integrated Wi-Fi, Bluetooth®, and wideband radio

BuildingPoint Florida takes a first look at the SPS986.

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