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Trimble's new package for graders will allow faster and more accurate grading operations
The introduction of the Earthworks for Motor Graders package offers a GNSS-based, 3D grade control system that makes fine grading more accurate, faster and easier. This utilises the same hardware as the firm’s existing excavator and dozer packages, with IMU units featuring inertial measurement technology fitted to key moving components on the machine. These provide three axis tracking of operations
Scott Crozier, general manager for Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division said, “It’s the third key machine,” adding that the system is already available for excavators and dozers.
The system allows the operator to carry out precision grading even while the machine is running in third gear. This is said to offer a 15% boost in productivity over graders equipped with Trimble’s already highly accurate and efficient GCS900 package. The package also uses the same intuitive, easy-to-use and learn Trimble Earthworks software already available for excavators and dozers. In addition, Trimble says that contractors can take advantage of the increased hardware portability available across a fleet for a quicker return on their machine control investment.