Trimble offers machine control tool for compact equipment
First publishedin World Highways
The Spectra Precision Laser DDS300 Depth Display System is Trimble’s new laser-referenced grade control solution designed for compact machines.
The DDS300 version 3.0 is said by Trimble to be an environmentally-rated control box that boosts productivity of mini-excavators and backhoe loaders during excavation and trenching work. Cable-free components, simple installation and an affordable price are said to make the DDS300 system ideal for contractors who want to improve accuracy, fuel usage and safety of their excavation operations.
The new system utilises wireless communications, a laser receiver and angle sensors to provide dynamic positioning information for the excavator or backhoe bucket at all times. Real-time grade guidance is displayed on the 18cm in-cab display, which is said by Trimble to allow the operator to work faster and with better accuracy.
Accurate positioning of the bucket is also said to improve the safety of excavation by eliminating the need for a grade checker to work in the trench or machine swing area.
The new waterproof and sunlight-readable CB310 Control Box display is included in the DDS300 system and is rated IP-64, making it suitable for use in bright sun or inclement weather.