Tag: Trimble

Trimble Navigation, Ltd., headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, makes Global Positioning System receivers, laser rangefinders, Unmanned aerial vehicles, and inertial navigation systems.

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

Trimble Introduces the Next Generation of Grade Control for Excavators and Dozers

Trimble Introduces the Next Generation of Grade Control for Excavators and Dozers

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 1, 2017—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today Trimble® Earthworks for Excavators and Trimble Earthworks for Dozers. Trimble Earthworks is transforming machine control with the industry’s first integrated 3D aftermarket excavator automatics capability. In addition, a new dozer configuration moves the receivers from the blade to the roof of the cab. Reengineered from the ground up, Trimble’s innovative, next generation grade control

VisionLink® Expands its Mixed-Fleet Integration Capabilities

VisionLink® Expands its Mixed-Fleet Integration Capabilities

March 1, 2017 — Westminster, CO — VirtualSite Solutions, the leading provider of software solutions for the heavy construction industry, has expanded VisionLink’s mixed-fleet integration capabilities by supporting the new ISO 15143-3 (AEMP 2.0) telematics standard.  VisionLink is one of the first software solutions in the heavy construction industry to

Editor’s Comments: BlisterPalooza—Doing the Trade Show Shuffle

Editor’s Comments: BlisterPalooza—Doing the Trade Show Shuffle

I’m trying to figure out which pairs of tennis shoes I own that can be worn with business casual attire without looking slovenly or unfashionable. I started with the most comfortable pair, Nike Air Max Trainers. The problem is, they’re primarily white, and white tennis shoes (in my opinion) don’t really go well with anything

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Increasing Machine Utilization With Attachments

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2016 issue of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

Industry experts agree: using a piece of compact ­equipment with multiple attachments turns that one machine into a multipurpose tool for road construction site preparation work that can help contractors complete their jobs more efficiently, bid on

Weighing Options

Weighing Options

Anyone who has been in the solid waste industry for some time appreciates just how far scales and software have come in increasing operational efficiencies and accuracies. In the analog world, onboard scales—specifically wheel loaders—used to be static, “meaning the operator would need to stop and weigh, slowing down the

The Artificial Mind’s Eye

The Artificial Mind’s Eye

I’m not sure if it’s still a “thing” but I recall last summer children, teenagers, and even some young adults ambling up and down the sidewalks of our tiny municipality with their smartphones in hand, and arms extended. To me, a long-time Star Trek fan, it looked like they were

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

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

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

Motor Graders: Yesterday, Today, and Forever

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

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