Tag: Topcon

With the introduction of a series of positioning products, Topcon Laser Systems grew, and consolidated the survey instruments, GPS products and construction positioning products divisions in July 2001. Topcon Positioning Systems was formed to create the largest company in the world focused exclusively on positioning control needs of the civil engineering industry.

John Deere Adds SmartGrade™ Capabilities to the 650K Crawler Dozer

John Deere Adds SmartGrade™ Capabilities to the 650K Crawler Dozer

MOLINE, Ill. (Oct. 12, 2017) — John Deere SmartGrade™ is now available on the 650K crawler dozer, joining the 700K, 750K, and 850K models equipped with the technology. The integrated Topcon 3D-MC2 Grade Control System improves job site accuracy and work quality—delivering precise grading performance while eliminating vulnerable external masts

Project Profile: Reaping Immediate Benefits

Project Profile: Reaping Immediate Benefits

Faced with a huge site development project and a very tight window of completion, David Brady, Jr., vice president of Brady Construction of Ocala Inc., did what a lot of his fellow site work specialists might also do: he opted for adding larger iron to maximize productivity in the earthwork

To Simplify the Complex

To Simplify the Complex

While grading and excavating equipment continues to get better and better, the smart equipment, software, and systems that support this equipment and improve its safety, efficiency, and productivity are also getting better.

For the Control Freak

For the Control Freak

The beauty of intelligent machine control is it makes inexperienced operators good, and good operators better,” points out Sebastian Witkowski, product marketing manager for intelligent machine control for Komatsu.

A New Standard

A New Standard

For grading and excavation contractors, time and budget efficiencies are of the essence. Now is the time for machine control and construction management software, notes Matthew Gebarowski, owner of DirtLogic, a company that provides earthwork takeoffs and GPS modeling services.

Machine Control: The New Normal

Machine Control: The New Normal

Mike Bowman, president of M & C Excavating in Fountaintown, IN, has used machine control technology in his business for some time. “If you’re going to be competitive, you will have to get into this,” he says. “I don’t think you’re going to have a choice. It’s a big player

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Project Profile: Reigning in Texas-Sized Challenges

Project Profile: Reigning in Texas-Sized Challenges

A real-life manifestation of the adage “everything’s bigger in Texas,” recently took place on a huge tract of farmland about 35 miles northwest of Houston. There, global air conditioning supplier Daikin Industries Ltd., has built the world’s largest tilt-wall structure to house all facets of its operation (manufacturing, distribution, and

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

Motor Graders: Machine Control, Telematics, and GPS

When you look around a job site at a group of equipment operators, usually it’s pretty easy to pick out the people who drive the motor graders … they’re the guys with the salt-and-pepper hair. Why? Because their machine requires more experience and finesse than most anything else on the

You Didn’t Hear It From Me

You Didn’t Hear It From Me

I’ve mentioned to you that American infrastructure is ranked number 11 in the world. I have said many times over that the state of our infrastructure impacts not only our industry, but also the ability of our industry to do business and compete with the companies and countries around the

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