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Bench-Mark Equipment and Supply is a survey equipment retailer based in Calgary Alberta. In operation for 15 years, Bench-Mark has built a customer base by providing stellar customer service. We provide in-depth support for all the survey equipment we sell or rent. We have developed easy to use cheat sheets for the equipment we sell and if these cannot get you up and running, we offer a five-minute up and running guarantee. If you call us with a configuration issue, we will have you up and running in five minutes over the phone.

Bench-Mark offers affordable short and long-term rentals. With our extensive knowledge of the survey industry, we can suggest and appropriate rental system and term for your needs. We understand that a surveyor’s time is money, so we individually check out each piece of RTK GNSS equipment before it is sent out on a rental. If you experience difficulties with your rental, we will get you up and running over the phone, or we will swap your equipment, ensuring your downtime is minimized.

RTK GNSS Rentals

Bench-Mark has an extensive library of RTK GNSS equipment available for rent. We can offer you a system in most common configurations. We can provide network rovers that will operate on all cell networks. We have Base and Rover equipment combinations with a variety of data collector options. We also offer the ability to rent a long-range base booster radio. This is recommended anytime your survey area exceeds three square kilometers. While this option increases your rental cost, it proves its value in the time saved.

When you rent a Network Rover from Bench-Mark Equipment, you are not just renting a survey receiver, you are renting a network. Bench-Mark provides a Prairie Precision network connection with network rover rentals. With over 100 sites broadcasting network corrections in western Canada over the 3G cell phone network, Prairie Precision provides users with outstanding accuracy and flexibility.

Bench-Mark should be your preferred option for rental because of our commitment to customer service. We have extensive experience in the rental market and have rented equipment to people with a wide range of RTK and survey experience. Previous customers have rented from Bench-Mark without any survey background, and after our short training session been able to successfully execute their work. Our RTK GNSS rental equipment has been used to supplement the fleets of existing survey customers of Bench-Marks. Our GNSS rental equipment has supported the implementation of ground control for drones conducting aerial topographic surveys.

When you rent from Bench-Mark we are working for you before your equipment leaves our office. Each rental set is put through a function check, including a set-up and data collector test. We include an instructional cheat sheet in each kit. If you are local and haven’t used our equipment before we are happy to provide a short instructional period to familiarize you with your RTK GNSS rental equipment. All of our rental kits are provided with SurvCE survey software, an easy to use and use friendly data collection software. When your equipment is shipped, unlike most of our competitors, we do not charge you for the time in shipment.


How much is a GNSS RTK rental?

RTK rental rates vary depending on the type of system being rented and the length of the rental. Bench-Marks RTK rental rates start at $150. Included in this rate is free, over the phone technical support. Our five-minute up and running over the phone guarantee ensure that you can make the most of your rental.

Is it better to rent or own RTK Equipment?

If you’re not using your RTK equipment every day, you may want to consider renting RTK GNSS equipment when you need. If you have a long-term need, Bench-Mark has standard rental options for 30 and 90 days and has negotiated up to yearlong rental terms.

What’s most important about renting survey equipment?

The most important quality for a survey equipment rental is ease of use. You want to maximize your ability to accomplish your work when renting an expensive piece of equipment, if you have to spend hours figuring it out, you are wasting money.

How Do I Use the Rental Gear

The easiest way to learn the equipment is to check out our YouTube channel where we have 1-minute quick start videos to get you up and running. A quick start guide will also be provided in rental kits to get you going.

Should I rent a bass radio?

If the area you are surveying is larger than 3km­­2 than you should look at getting a base radio to boost your working range. This will save you both time and money on the project due to needing less base setups.

Do you pay for RTK rentals rates while equipment is in transit?

Most RTK suppliers will begin billing as soon as they ship the equipment. At Bench-Mark, we only charge for the days where the equipment is with the customer, not while it is in transit.

What kind of tech-support may I expect to receive while I am renting RTK equipment?

When you come to benchmark you don’t have to worry about any technical support issues. We have a five minute up and running guarantee, just give us a call and we can make sure that all your gear is set up properly.


Bench-Mark has built our reputation by providing outstanding continuous care to our customers. When you rent Bench-Mark equipment we will work hard to minimize your down time and provide you with the most cost-effective rental. All Bench-Mark rental equipment is tested and verified prior to being shipped. If you do experience any issues we offer our five-minute up and running guarantee. With a survey equipment rental from Bench-Mark, you can be sure that you are maximizing your profitability.


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