Precise grading of ground after rough levels have been reached, to prepare for seeding, planting, or paving.
People have an amazing ability to adapt to and even become blasé about technological wonders. Things that we take for granted (flying, television, cell phones, the Internet) would seem like something out of science fiction to anyone 100 years ago. Now we can’t imagine what life was like without them.
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 7, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Engcon announced today that the Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System can now be used with Engcon® tiltrotator excavator attachments. Trimble machine control gives excavator operators using an Engcon tiltrotator precision guidance, which can result in time and fuel savings for contractors.
By Lori Lovely
Traditionally, motor graders have been used for finish grading, leaving the preliminary rough grading to scrapers, bulldozers, and other heavy equipment. As a precise fine-grading tool, it’s designed for specific tasks. Commonly used for construction and maintenance of gravel and dirt roads, as well as preparation of the base of
NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – The Gradall XL 5200 V crawler excavator, weighing 54,452 pounds (24,699 kg), is the largest model in the Gradall fleet of machines designed for highway construction, high-productivity excavation, demolition and material movement as well as finished grading and sloping.
The XL 5200 V features the new Tier
SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 11, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) introduced today version 12.81 of its Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System. The new version further expands the mix of machines supported to now include wheel loaders, demonstrating Trimble’s continued commitment to meet the contractor’s needs for construction technology across a mixed fleet and for
By Paul Hull
“I’d rather have used a dozer for this small job, but we don’t have one,” comments Peter Taylor, after just finishing the grading for an additional, small parking lot at a Miami hospital. Taylor is a peripatetic construction worker who has grading experience with contractors in the southeastern United States.
By John Bauer
The contractor-dealer relationship can be the tipping point between success and failure for many construction companies—especially as it relates to equipment management. The growing adoption of telematics by heavy equipment owners is making it easier for contractors and their dealers to work together to ensure optimal uptime and efficient operation
The Greek philosopher Archimedes once said, “Give me a place to stand, and I can move the world.” He was talking about leverage, but the same force multiplying principle applies to hydraulics. Simply put, hydraulics is a way to multiply force by utilizing an incompressible fluid (typically oil). The initial force is applied at one
Rolling Meadows, IL, November 17, 2014-Komatsu America introduces the PC210LCi-10 intelligent Machine Control excavator to the North American market. The PC210LCi-10 features Komatsu’s unique machine control and guidance technologies, built upon the successful foundation of the standard Komatsu PC210LC-10 excavator. Thanks to the exclusive control function, the PC210LCi-10 goes beyond