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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
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
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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
Komatsu’s main stage at ConExpo 2020 played host to an all-new dozer and a significant update to its Intelligent Machine Control (iMC) platform. The new D71PXi-24 on display at the show is a new mid-size dozer model and the first new Komatsu machine that will offer the second generation of the iMC platform.
April 10, 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
Komatsu says Proactive Dozing Control “Closes the Skill Gap”. But what is it?
Komatsu has introduced a new grade control technology for dozers that it says can be used 100 percent of the time, unlike other grade control systems which are typically only used for finish grading. In this video we break down how the system works and why Komatsu says it “closes the skill gap” between experienced […]
December 23, 2019
Bobcat unveils iPhone/iPad remote control, bringing drone-like operation to skid steers, CTLs
Maybe the single biggest factor in the growth of drones from a controversial and expensive hobby into a mundane example of consumer electronics is the incredible rate at which these flying cameras became easier to operate. Within just a couple years, we went from seeing countless examples on YouTube of $1,000 Christmas drones being crashed […]
September 20, 2019
Komatsu unveils Proactive Dozing Control, dozer machine control that can be used “100% of the time”
Komatsu has upped the ante in machine control—again. Six years after the company became the first equipment OEM to bring a fully-integrated machine control system for dozers to market, called intelligent Machine Control, Komatsu is back with an update that is “far more advanced” than other systems on the market today, says Derek Morris marketing […]
August 15, 2019
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A quick primer on using GPS in construction
The GPS you get in your car is accurate down to about 10 meters. How then can you get a dozer, excavator, rover or survey instrument to record GPS points down to within a few centimeters? The secret is in the base station for the site. This is set up on a surveyed and known […]
July 29, 2019
Deere intros 470G LC with factory-equipped grade guidance
The guidance system shows the bucket’s cutting edge with respect to a 2D or 3D design surface and will now be factory equipped on the Deere 470G LC excavator.
June 12, 2019
Trimble’s latest version of Earthworks Grade Control includes support for tiltrotators, drone terrain mapping
The latest program controls the boom and bucket of the excavator and the tilt angle of the attachment while the operator controls the tiltrotator. Details here.
May 29, 2019
Trimble’s new Earthworks Go 2D machine control uses your phone as the in-cab display
The system is built for skid steers and compact track loaders running Caterpillar or Bobcat grading attachments. Details here on Equipment World.
May 22, 2019
Topcon intros Pavelink cloud-based paving logistics software alongside new jobsite tools
Some big news from Topcon’s booth at the recent Bauma trade show in Germany was the introduction of its paving application, Pavelink. This cloud-based system connects everybody in the paving logistics chain from the asphalt plant to the truck drivers, site supervisors, equipment operators and office personnel in real time throughout the paving process. “Paving […]
May 21, 2019
Topcon launches full auto-dig for excavators, version 2.0 of Sitelink3D jobsite monitoring system
For excavators, a new edition of Topcon’s 3D modular control system, the X-53x automatic, adds hydraulic control for fully automated digging while otherwise using the same components from the original system. The new system, announced at the recent Bauma show in Germany, is designed to be easily upgradeable from the 2D and 3D systems. “We are using […]
May 17, 2019
Built Robotics brings full autonomy to dozers, excavators with aftermarket kit
After unveiling a fully autonomous compact track loader in 2017 and proving that the machine could work on jobsites, earthmoving contractors started to reach out to Built Robotics with interest of how the company’s technology could make their lives easier. Built founder and CEO Noah Ready-Campbell says the interest came as a natural point of […]
May 10, 2019
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