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.

Machine Control and GPS—Key to Efficient Site Operations

Machine Control and GPS—Key to Efficient Site Operations

Modern earthmoving operations require a contradictory balance. They must combine the brute force of massive earthmoving in order to maximize productivity, with the finesse of accurate control so as to minimize the cost of unnecessary soil removal. The brute force part is easy to visualize in any piece of heavy equipment

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BITCO
www.bitco.com

ClearSpan Fabric Structures
www.clearspan.com

Federal Signal (Elgin/Vactor)
www.vactor.com

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc.
www.geophysical.com

Hitachi Construction
www.hitachiconstruction.com

Hyundai Construction Equipment
www.hceamericas.com

KOBELCO Construction
www.kobelcoamerica.com

Komatsu America Corp.
www.komatsuamerica.com

Leading Edge Attachments
www.digrock.com

Liebherr
www.liebherr.com

Mabey Inc.
www.mabey.com

RIDGID
www.ridgid.com

Topcon Positioning Systems
www.topcon.com

Vac-Con
www.vac-con.com

Vertigraph Inc.
www.vertigraph.com

Finesse and Brute Force

Finesse and Brute Force

Modern earthmoving operations require a contradictory balance. They must combine the brute force of massive earthmoving in order to maximize productivity, with the finesse of accurate control so as to minimize the cost of unnecessary soil removal. The brute force part is easy to visualize in any piece of heavy equipment

Topcon Announces Expansion to Topcon Solutions Store Network

Topcon Announces Expansion to Topcon Solutions Store Network

LIVERMORE, Calif. – April 25, 2017 – Topcon Positioning Group announces the newest addition to the Topcon Solutions Store distribution network. Griner and Schmitz Incorporated, headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is the latest positioning distributor to join the network, which brings the total to 11 locations in North America since

Dozer Operating Made Easy

Dozer Operating Made Easy

On construction sites, few machines are as important—or as challenging to operate—as dozers.

Just ask dozer operators who have struggled to hit grade on their job sites. How many extra passes do operators make to hit the right grade levels on a project? The mistakes of dozer operators can cost contractors

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Alpine Equipment
www.alpinecutters.com

ClearSpan Fabric Structures
www.clearspan.com

Doosan Infracore Construction Equipment America
www.doosanequipment.com

Efficiency Production Inc.
www.efficiencyproduction.com

Geith
www.geith.com

Hyundai Construction Equipment
www.hceamericas.com

Insite Sitework
www.insitesoftware.com

John Deere Construction Equipment
www.deere.com

Mabey Inc.
www.mabey.com

Montabert
www.montabert.com/en

National Trench Safety (NTS)
www.ntsafety.com

Topcon Positioning Systems
www.topcon.com

Trail King Industries
www.trailking.com

Trench Shoring Services
www.shoring.com

United Rentals
www.ur.com

Vertigraph Inc.
www.vertigraph.com

Volvo Construction Equipment
www.volvoce.com

Training: Training Operators As Customer Service

Training: Training Operators As Customer Service

Way back in the dark ages (about 10 years ago) when machine control was being introduced to the construction industry, the name of the game was hands-on, person-to-person training. A mainstay of the approach was to identify a champion of the new technology who would bring the rest of the

Taking Over the Machines

Taking Over the Machines

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.

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Getting the Most Dozer for Your Dollar

Obviously, the basic key to getting the most from your dozer investment is to keep it busy. That depends on projects being available and on your estimators’ ability to bid work successfully. But upstream from the work site, an equipment dealer and manufacturer have also put in many hours to

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