Trimble has announced LOADRITE Payload Management for Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Excavators integration. This integration will help increase productivity and efficiency for excavator operations, allowing contractors to track bucket-by-bucket payload, and monitor mass haul progress from the same Trimble Earthworks display. The versatile system can be installed on any hydraulic excavator that has Trimble Earthworks, and offers an easy transition between grade control and payload management, maximizing the contractor/s investment.
Located in the town of Merlin, in southwestern Ontario, Sykes Trucking & Aggregates Ltd was founded in the 1970s by entrepreneur Ed Sykes and is now owned and operated by his son, Don Sykes. About 10 years ago, the company purchased Orford Sand & Gravel Limited, located in the neighboring town of Muirkirk. Today, the aggregate production company produces sand and gravel and has a screening plant to develop its own custom sand mix and asphalt sand, which meets Ontario Provincial Standards for asphalt.
Trimble has been awarded a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2014. The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere.
Trimble has introduced the LOADRITE® X2350™ Payload Management System for excavators, a dynamic onboard weighing system to optimize bucket loads, track load out tonnage, and monitor cycle times.