The Cantilever Column-Pod is a clamp for mounting a surveying instrument that attaches to any square or round column or I-beam made of steel, wood or concrete to eliminate the need for a tripod.
The Cantilever Column-Pod attaches to any steel, concrete or wood column of various sizes using an endless loop ratchet strap threaded through the slots. When bound tightly around the column using the strap, the Cantilever Column-Pod provides a stable instrument-mounting surface that can be rotated up to 100 degrees around the corner of the column to which it is mounted. The slot in the instrument-mounting surface allows the instrument to slide along the mounting surface area. The combination of these movements allows a survey instrument to be placed in various positions around the column.