Topcon Debuts 2D Grade Control for Compact Track Loaders
The 2D-MC system works with a box blade attachment and connects directly to the CTL’s in-cab controls.
February 7, 2023
Trimble Showcases the Autonomous Construction Site of the Future (Video)
Three machines...one operator. Check out this video of autonomous and remote-controlled machines working in unison at Dimensions.
November 15, 2022
Leica Now Offers iCON Site Machine Control for Compact Excavators
Operators can measure an area, create a design and dig to that design by using the field controller in the cab.
October 14, 2022
Shantui Claims ‘World’s First’ Autonomous, Unmanned Bulldozer
The machine can follow operating instructions and work autonomously with no remote operation, the Chinese manufacturer says.
August 30, 2022
Unicontrol Offers Cost-Effective Machine Control for Earthmoving Equipment
The system takes about 30 minutes to learn and is roughly half the cost of machine guidance systems currently sold in the U.S., the manufacturer says.
June 28, 2022
Autonomous Retrofit Startup Teleo Gets a Funding Boost, Partners with Deere Dealer
Dozers, excavators, trucks, wheel loaders and more can be run without an operator in the cab, enhancing both safety and productivity.
June 21, 2022
Video: Is it Time to Switch to 2D Machine Control? (Part 2) | The Dirt #30
Host of The Dirt Bryan Furnace talks with Topcon's Nick Martin in the second part of this exploration on what you can expect from 2D machine control.
July 30, 2021
Autonomous Machines Advance: Volvo sends TA15 autonomous hauler to customer testing; EquipmentShare funds research
Autonomous construction equipment research marches on with industry companies delving into demonstration areas and university research support.
March 4, 2021
Deere improves Grade Pro, SmartGrade motor graders with new features
John Deere Grade Pro graders receive new technology features, including Blade Stow and Auto-Gain for Cross Slope, as well as SmartGrade technology upgrades.
November 17, 2020
Freightliner partners with Waymo for Level 4 autonomous Cascadia
Daimler Trucks and Waymo will work together towards deploying an autonomous SAE Level 4 Freightliner Cascadia by 2024. Details here on Equipment World.
November 10, 2020
Leica iXE3 3D excavator control gains semi-auto functionality for more operator customization
Leica Geosystems now offers semi-automatic functionality for its iXE3 3D excavator machine control solution. The system automatically controls the boom, bucket, tilt and tiltrotator, which the company says allows for faster, more accurate digging. With the new semi-auto function, operators can select the individual automatic functions they want or any combination. For instance, the operator can […]
July 30, 2020
Hitachi to factory-add Topcon grade control on excavators
Hitachi will integrate Topcon grade control at the factory on certain excavators. Hitachi Solution Integrated Grade Control debuted at ConExpo. Details here.
June 22, 2020
Liebherr, Leica Geosystems form excavator control partnership
Liebherr’s crawler and wheeled excavators can now be factory equipped with 2D and 3D machine control systems as the result of a partnership with Leica Geosystems. The optional system can be added to Liebherr’s Generation 6 and Generation 8 excavators featuring both mono and two-piece booms and includes the ability to integrate a tiltrotator or […]
June 3, 2020
Trimble debuts mast-free motor grader system, new Earthworks platform and more at ConExpo
Trimble introduced a new mastless motor grader system, Earthworks Grade Control v2.0, and more at ConExpo 2020. Discover the latest from Trimble on Equipment World.
April 22, 2020
Topcon launches free online webinars to help construction workers learn more about GPS
Topcon to offer online education on GPS and other geo-positioning topics for the construction and agriculture industry. Click for more information on Equipment World.
April 14, 2020
Komatsu unveils D71PXi-24 dozer with new Intelligent Machine Control 2.0 tech
This is the first – and largest – dozer to get Komatsu's newest Intelligent Machine Control.
April 10, 2020
Opinion: The dawn of autonomous construction equipment is upon us
If you think autonomous equipment operation is a pipe dream, you’d be wrong. About as wrong as the contractors who first doubted GPS machine control. Back in November I attended a prototype demonstration of Doosan’s Concept-X autonomous machine technology in Korea. At the demo, we watched an excavator and wheel loader without operators maneuver around […]
March 16, 2020
Trimble intros aftermarket GPS for excavators
The Trimble GPS/GNSS is an aftermarket kit for excavators introduced at the World of Concrete. Find out what it offers contractors here on Equipment World.
March 6, 2020
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Safety & Compliance
Contractor Faces $1.8M in Repeat Trench Violations; Cited 4 Times in 4 Years
The proposed fines appear to be the largest single OSHA penalty amount in at least two years for a trench violation.
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What to See at World of Concrete – 50th Anniversary Show Set for 2024
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2024 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The 2024 Fleet Technology Trends Report reveals key data showing how GPS solutions are helping fleets overcome challenges, promote safety and streamline operations. Download the report to find out more!