Customer Success Story: Using a Reach RS2 with an ATV

Compliance 1, a division of Asbell Excavating and Trucking Inc., purchased two Emlid Reach RS2 units from E38 Survey Solutions in order to shoot ground control points for their photogrammetry surveys.  Their typical jobsites tend to have some vegetated areas where photogrammetry is inaccurate, so in these instances, they use the Reach RS2 to survey those areas on foot.

On a recent earthworks project, they were faced with a substantial amount of vegetation throughout the jobsite, which would typically be a time-consuming process on foot. In this scenario, they decided to collect their topo data using an ATV mounted Emlid Reach RS2.

In less than 30 minutes they collected topo data over the entire job, twice. They first drove about 5 mph, hoping the slower speed would render the expected results on the Reach RS2. After they got their results, they ramped up the speed to 10-15 mph to push the limits of the Reach RS2.

In total, they collected 7,828 shots, and maintained an RTK fix on 7,802 (99.8%) of the shots. 

McKinzie and the team at Compliance 1 are thrilled to have the RS2 solution for earthworks projects and are looking to expand these efforts further. E38 Survey Solutions is pleased to share how effective this technology is proving at a more affordable price. "The E38 team has really made life so easy for me,” said McKinzie. “From helping me purchase the equipment I needed, to consulting on best practices for my various applications.”

If you’d like to try an RS2 before making a financial commitment, E38 offers demo and rental options. Please email us at for more information.