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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
Topcon upgrades 3D MC Max for 4-way dozers, improves blade wear calibration and accuracy
Topcon has upgraded its dozer control system to support four-way pusher bulldozers and a third IMU for improved performance. Learn more on Equipment World.
April 8, 2019
The feature that makes Deere’s SmartGrade machine control for graders so unique
The mastless grade control system removes expensive equipment from vulnerable positions. Learn more about the machine control right here on Equipment World.
March 22, 2019
With intelligent excavators ruling the marketplace, here’s how to find machine controls that match your needs
In the early days of machine control the customer had two options: take it or leave it. When manufacturers started bundling basic packages as standard equipment, the “leave it” option started to fade away. The early-adopter contractors heralded the arrival of machine control as the best thing since hydraulics, but many felt it was costly […]
March 18, 2019
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Hitachi intros Grade Guidance system for excavators
Hitachi has introduced a new machine control system for excavators developed with Topcon. The company calls Hitachi Grade Guidance a “one-stop shop solution” for grade guidance, offering fingertip control and real-time distance-to-grade indication on everything from trenching and shaping ditches to slopes and digging foundations. “Instead of spending time on the guesswork that goes into […]
March 12, 2019
Trimble intros Groundworks machine control for optimizing drilling, piling jobs
Trimble has introduced a new machine control system for drilling and piling work that provides centimeter-level accuracy and stakeless navigation. Scott Crozier, general manager for Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division, says the system “reduces rework and decreases the need for personnel working near the machine during operation.” The system has a large touchscreen with […]
March 11, 2019
Cat D3K2, D4K2 and D5K2 dozers get factory-installed GRADE with 3D option
GRADE with 3D allows operators of all skill levels to achieve specified grades faster and more accurately while reducing staking costs. Details here.
December 19, 2018
Trimble launches integrated machine control support for Rototilt tiltrotators
Learn more about the features of Trimble's fully integrated machine control system--Automatic Grade Control--for Rototilt tiltrotators on Equipment World.
November 9, 2018
In industry first, MnDOT switches to full intelligent compaction to build highways
For highway projects with four linear lane miles or more, MnDOT will now be using intelligent compaction and paver-mounted thermal profiling. Learn more today!
September 13, 2018
With drones, 3D modeling services and Propeller partnership, Komatsu Smart Construction is digitizing the jobsite
Because of drone technology, heavy equipment companies are able to change the nature of the work site. Get more information here on Equipment World.
September 12, 2018
Inside Smart Construction: Komatsu’s tech consultation service seeks to level playing field for the company and its customers
After launching Smart Construction in 2016, check out how Komatsu's helping improve customers' businesses and how it benefits customers on Equipment World.
September 11, 2018
Kobelco, Leica, Engcon team up to create tiltrotator full-auto machine control
Kobelco, Leica, and Engcon have partnered together to create an excavator with the ability to automatically adjust attachment's height and tilt.
August 30, 2018
Deere debuts industry’s first mast-free motor grader GPS system, adds new automation suite to reduce complexity
Get all the details about John Deere's first mast-free SmartGrade GPS control for its G-series motor grader line on Equipment World.
August 20, 2018
Trimble agrees to buy Viewpoint Construction Software for $1.2B
Trimble will acquire Viewpoint Construction Software in a $1.2 billion all-cash deal. Learn all about this on Equipment World.
June 13, 2018
Deere adds integrated SmartGrade machine control to 950K with Power Angle Tilt blade
John Deere is now offering its 950K PAT model with fully integrated machine control from the factory. Introduced last year, the 950K PAT features an 8.6-cubic yard Power Angle Tilt blade. The machine allows operators to place material with greater precision thanks to the cutting angles the six-way blade provides. Deere says the PAT blade […]
April 13, 2018
Case dozers get universal machine control compatibility as factory option
Case Construction Equipment will now install a universal machine control kit at the factory as an available option on its production class M-Series dozers. The kit includes a harness for blade guidance systems, brackets and mounts, and universal jumpers. The kit works with systems from all major machine control suppliers including Topcon, Trimble and Leica […]
April 6, 2018
Automatic Grade Control and Slope training gives pavers competitive edge
At Volvo Construction Equipment’s Road Institute, which teaches best practices for paving, trainers hear common refrains from operators who have been stymied by automatic grade control and slope (AGS) systems. “We often hear in our paving classes and our automatic grade-and-slope classes where people have the systems, but they tried to use them once and […]
February 20, 2018
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Bobcat Unleashes its Largest Loaders to Date
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New HP SitePrint Robot Lays Out Jobsites at Lightning Speed (Video)
Komatsu Revamps Its Largest Rigid-Frame Dump Truck, the HD1500-8E0
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