Trimble announces Trimble Earthworks for Excavators and Trimble Earthworks for Dozers. According to the company, Trimble Earthworks is 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, the next-generation grade control platform features intuitive, easy-to-learn software that runs on an Android operating system. State-of-the-art software and hardware gives operators of all skill levels the ability to work faster and more productively than ever before.
Earthworks for Excavators allows operators to create smooth, flat or sloped surfaces more easily. When the excavator is placed in Auto mode, the operator controls the stick, and Earthworks controls the boom and bucket to stay on grade, reduce overcut and increase production. By automating excavator operation, the system allows operators to achieve grade consistently, with high accuracy and in less time.
Earthworks for Dozers mounts dual GNSS receivers on top of the cab to eliminate masts and cables traditionally located on the blade. The dual GNSS receivers are optimal for steep slope work and complex designs with tight tolerances. The new configuration keeps valuable receivers safer and can also save contractors time by reducing the time needed to remove and reinstall them each day.
Trimble Earthworks for Excavators is expected to be available globally in the second quarter of 2017 and Trimble Earthworks for Dozers is expected to be available in the second half of 2017 through the SITECH dealer channel.
- Built on the Android operating system and runs on the new 10-in. TD520 touchscreen display or on a third-party Android device
- Include colorful graphics, natural interactions and gestures and self-discovery features to personalize the interface to match workflow
- Variety of configurable views make it easier to see the right perspective for maximum productivity
- Data files can be transferred to or from the office wirelessly and automatically