Trimble GCS900 on a Motor Grader with Single GPS and Laser Augmentation

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Trimble GCS900 on a Motor Grader with Single GPS and Laser Augmentation

The Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System with the single GPS with laser augmentation option can be installed on motor graders for a wide range of earthmoving applications. The Trimble GCS900 on a motor grader with single GPS with laser augmentation is a full 3D control system that puts the site plan - design surfaces, grades and alignments - inside the cab.

The single GPS antenna option utilized with laser augmentation provides contractors with an economical high-precision solution for grade control. Using the single GPS antenna with laser augmentation configuration, the exact position, accurate cross slope, and heading of the blade is measured. This is especially advantageous for complex design surfaces such as super-elevation grading tasks.

The on-board computer uses this position information, and compares it to the design elevation to compute cut or fill to grade. This information displays on the Control Box screen in plan, profile, cross-section view, or text. The cut/fill data is also used to drive the valves for automatic blade control. Additionally, the cut/fill data is passed to the GCS900 lightbars, providing additional visual guidance to the operator for up/down to grade and right/left to a defined alignment. The GCS900 on a motor grader can be operated in either indicate or automatic mode.

The Trimble GCS900 on a motor grader with Single GPS with laser augmentation is ideal for contractors who require a cost-effective, yet high precision, 3D grade control solution for site preparation , bulk earthworks and perform high-precision grading tasks. The Single GPS option is easily upgradeable to the GCS900 for motor graders with Dual GPS or ATS systems as economic or jobsite requirements change. The Single GPS system is ideal for larger site projects and long-term, multi-phase projects.

Using the Trimble GCS900 with single GPS with laser augmentation on a motor grader allows contractors to significantly improve their productivity and profitability.

Applications:

  • Roads and highways - fine grading
  • Airport construction - runways and tarmacs
  • Commercial site prep - complex design
  • Commercial site prep - pads, grading for large slabs, etc.
  • Railway construction

Features and Benefits:

  • Significant cost saving
  • Less time to completion
  • Less rework
  • No waiting for stakes to be set
  • More accurate, more consistent excavation
  • Perform more complex excavation