The iCON site excavator solution introduces three new components: a new software application; a new dual GNSS receiver; and an optional communication device. The iCON site excavator application is available as standalone software or as an add-on within the proven iCON site platform. Used as an add-on, it allows a new workflow for on- and off-machine tasks. Construction personnel can use the package to carry out a variety of jobs, leveraging the same tools.
Operators can use the controller unit with a Smart Antenna to stake out or create a design, then mount it in the cab and start grading according to the design. As soon as the excavation or grading to the design has been completed, the operator can use the same system to perform as-built checks. This solution optimises earthmoving tasks for compact excavators and can be used for both on- and off-machine applications, resulting in efficient equipment and personnel deployment.
The iCON site excavator application is being offered for a range of iCON field controllers in various sizes. The new GNSS receiver and communication device are designed specifically for compact machines, providing versatility for different sites and project requirements.