Topcon's new multi-platform 3D indicate grade system -- the i-33 -- features GNSS technology and a graphical display designed to provide a powerful indicate system at an economical price.
"The return on investment for a traditional 3D-MC system did not make it practical for bulk earthmoving or less-utilized equipment,” said Kris Maas, Topcon’s manager of machine control product marketing. “With i-33, the game has changed. Its low cost and quick installation make it the perfect solution for use on multiple pieces of equipment or even sharing between machines. Basically, it eliminates over- or under-cutting and ensures material is moved exactly where it needs to be the first time.”
Its GX-30 graphical display control box keeps the operator “visually informed as to final grade so adjustments can easily be made, eliminating redundant passes and helping to further reduce the need for onsite grade checking,” Maas said.
The system includes the new MC-i3 GNSS receiver with Vanguard technology offering single or dual GNSS antenna configurations, allowing it to work in a variety of applications. The MC-i3 allows connection to Topcon’s Sitelink3D site management solution that provides real-time data control, machine tracking, reporting and planning in one solution to improve productivity through all job phases.