GCS900 Grade Control System


Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System 3D Automatic Control

One of the most revolutionary changes in the way earthworks are performed has been the introduction of 3D systems originally by Trimble in 1995. The Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System represents the next-generation 3D system from the company that invented 3D grade control.

The GCS900 Grade Control System is a cutting-edge earthmoving grade control system that puts design surfaces, grades and alignments inside the cab. The system uses GPS, GPS and laser, or construction total station technology to accurately position the blade or bucket in real time, significantly reducing material overages and dramatically improving the contractor's productivity and profitability.

TRIMBLE GCS900: WHICH MACHINE / WHICH SOLUTION?

The Trimble GCS900 is extremely flexible and can be used on excavators, dozers, motor graders, compactors, scrapers, trimmers, and milling machines. You may purchase the GSC900 outright or as an upgrade from a GCS600 Grade Control System. And with its CAN-based design, the GCS900 can be easily moved from machine to machine, as needed.

To learn more about the different options - select a solution from the matrix below.

Dual GPS
Single GPS
Dual GPS with laser augmentation
Single GPS with laser augmentation
Universal Total Station
Excavators
Yes
 
 
Yes
Dozer
Grader
Soil Compactors
 
 
Yes
Scrapers
 
 
 
Pull-type Scrapers
 
Yes
 
 
 
Trimmers
 
 
 
 
Yes
Milling Machines
 
 
 
 
Asphalt Pavers
 
 
 
 
Yes

Using the different positioning technologies provides blade control to the following accuracies

  • Trimble MS980/MS990 Smart GPS Antenna - blade control to 20-30 millimeters (0.1 foot)
  • Trimble SPS930 or SPS730 Universal Total Station - blade control to 2-5 millimeters (0.007 to 0.016 feet)
  • Trimble GPS with Laser Augmentation - blade control to 3-6 millimeters (0.01 to 0.02 feet)