New version of Trimble earthworks

09 November 2018


Trimble has released a new update for motor graders

Trimble has announced the release of Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 1.7, which includes support for motor graders and automatic guidance for tiltrotator attachments.

Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders is a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), 3D grade control solution designed to make fine grading more accurate, faster and easier.

Trimble Earthworks now also gives excavator operators using tiltrotators the advantage of automatic machine control.

“The introduction of the motor grader into the Trimble Earthworks platform completes the family of earthmoving machines,” said Scott Crozier, general manager of Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction. “Now contractors can realise even faster ROI, more uptime and increased portability across their fleet of heavy equipment.”

Trimble Earthworks for Motor Graders leverages Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor technology in combination with GNSS, which is said to result in increased accuracy and stability in fine grading applications.

When tiltrotators are used with Trimble Earthworks for Excavators, the bucket position and orientation are always visible, regardless of bucket rotation. The operator can see the height and the rotation relative to the design, so the attachment can be more efficient. Now, Trimble Earthworks can automate the tilt functions of a tiltrotator to enable operators of all skill levels to be more productive when using these attachments.

The announcement was made at the three-day Trimble Dimensions event in Las Vegas, US.


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