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: 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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APWA
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Bell Trucks America Inc.
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Bridgestone/Firestone Off Road Tire
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Caldwell Lifting Solutions
www.caldwellinc.com

ClearSpan Fabric Structures
www.clearspan.com

Geophysical Survey Systems Inc.
www.geophysical.com

ICUEE
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JCB North America
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John Deere Construction Equipment
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KOBELCO Construction
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Landoll Corporation
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Rubbertrax
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Sakai America Inc.
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Tensar International Corp/No American Green
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Topcon Positioning Systems
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United Rentals
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Vertigraph Inc.
www.vertigraph.com

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

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
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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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