Trimble shows new family of grade control systems

Trimble’s new family of next-generation grade control systems begins with the GCS300 for single-elevation control and the GCS400, which is designed for dual-elevation control. Both systems are engineered with upgrade options that provide contractors with the ability to consistently select a laser control system that matches their evolving business needs.

The GCS300 uses Trimble’s new LR410 laser receiver to control the lift of machine blades. The GCS400 uses either two LR410 laser receivers or one LR410 and the new Trimble AS400 angle slope sensor to control both the lift and tilt of a machine blade.

All GCS laser control systems use industry standard Controller Area Network as the backbone to connect laser receivers, sonic or GPS sensors and the control box to machine hydraulic systems. There are five GCS systems, ranging from the GCS300 to the GCS900. The GCS900 features a full 3D control system that puts the site plan – design surfaces, grades and alignments – right inside the cab.