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Trimble releases update for Earthworks Grade Control Platform

Support for tiltrotators, Universal Total Stations for graders included in Version 1.9

Trimble releases update for Earthworks Grade Control Platform

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.9 comes with support for fully automatic guidance for excavator tiltrotator attachments and Trimble Universal Total Stations for motor graders. Full automatic support for tiltrotators makes the attachment easy to use and learn, even for operators who have never used a tiltrotator. Universal Total Station support allows contractors to achieve millimeter-accurate fine grading with a motor grader. 

The announcement was made at bauma 2019, the world's leading trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment. 

"Tiltrotators are very useful excavator attachments, but they can have a steep learning curve," said Scott Crozier, general manager for Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division. "Fully automating the tiltrotator attachment with Trimble Earthworks makes it accessible to less experienced operators and can result in time savings for more experienced operators." 

Full depth and tilt automatics for excavators with tiltrotator attachments

Trimble Earthworks semi-automatic boom and bucket control now works with tilt automatics on engcon, Rototilt, and Steelwrist attachments. The combined depth and tilt autos allow an operator to easily control complex attachments to stay on grade when using a tiltrotator. 

Trimble Earthworks controls the boom and bucket of the excavator as well as the tilt angle of the attachment, while the operator controls the stick of the excavator and rotation of the tiltrotator. Contractors of all skill levels can now take advantage of the benefits of tiltrotators with the use of Trimble Earthworks automatic control.

Universal Total Station support for motor graders

Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders version 1.9 now supports Trimble Universal Total Stations for millimeter-accurate fine grading with fewer passes. Contractors can place finished grade materials more accurately and in a shorter time period, keeping material costs to a minimum and improving productivity.

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.9 is available now from the SITECH dealer channel.

Company info

935 Stewart Drive
Sunnyvale, CA
US, 94085

Website:
heavyindustry.trimble.com/en

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441 Henry St, Unit 1
Brantford, ON
CA, N3S 7V6

Website:
rototilt.com

Phone number:
519-754-2195

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576 Christian Lane
Berlin, CT
US, 06037

Website:
steelwrist.com/en-us

Phone number:
860-997-4266

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