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Grade Control for Excavators

Gain an advantage in today's construction market by outperforming your competition with Trimble's machine control systems. Get real-time information of cut and fill indications within the cab and wirelessly transfer data between the office and machine so you can manage assets more efficiently — taking the guesswork out of equipment management.

With earthwork solutions, Trimble Grade Control Technology for Excavators allow operators to work smarter, faster, and more profitably with highly productive, integrated and innovative solutions for the complete jobsite. Utilize machine control technology to eliminate stakes, excavate accurately and maximize cycle times, reduce fuel costs, and monitor payload activity for consistency.

Choose from three grade control solutions for your excavator to help you maximize productivity and dig faster:

Trimble GCS900 3D Grade Control System
Trimble GCS900 2D Grade Control System
Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System

Trimble GCS900 3D Grade Control System for Excavators

Gain control over excavation projects with Trimble GCS900 3D Grade Control System to improve accuracy, dramatically improve productivity, and significantly reduce material overages; thus increasing profitability. The versatile 3D grade control solution ideal for a wide range of applications such as bulk earthmoving, grading, and compaction.

The flexible system can use either GNSS or total stations depending on the application any jobsite environment for more accurate positioning so operators can quickly perform complex tasks and simplify finishing slopes with accurate 3D positioning and live cut/fill data.

See everything you need inside the cab so you can dig faster and more accurate — from design surfaces, grade levels, to alignments and bucket positioning. Reduce the need for guesswork or rework, with 3D grade control solutions from Trimble, operators can excavate with ease while jobsite managers can monitor remotely with connected site technology. Integrated with VisionLink, Trimble GCS900 3D can sync wirelessly to the web-based platform to review fleet productivity, monitor asset health, and maximize machine uptime.

Features & Benefits of the GCS900 3D Grade Control System

  • Rugged Design – Extremely durable components, plus optional watertight seal around angle sensor
  • Easy Installation – Easily install on excavators with standard or tilt buckets for mass excavation. Also supports tilt rotator attachments.
  • Portable & Flexible – Components are portable and can be moved from machine to machine.
  • Greater Precision & Accuracy – Leverage GNSS and Total Stations to measure 3D positioning
  • Increase Efficiency & Productivity – Reduce the need for guesswork and rework; see what you are digging and how much right inside the cab.
  • No Stakes Needed – Excavate in a safer, stakeless environment with real-time information on avoidance zones
  • In-Cab Display – Full color graphical control box with internal lightbars. See live cut/fill data for better accuracy and control
  • In-Cab Design – Load designs surfaces, grades, and alignments inside the cab for better control
  • Access Saved Models – Store unlimited number of depth, slope, and profile guidance models and bucket definitions
  • Connected Site – Wirelessly send data between machine and the office to monitor fleet productivity

The GCS900 3D Grade Control System is ideal for:

  • Land Reclamation
  • Dam & Reservoir Construction
  • New Infrastructure Projects
  • Landfills & Waste Deposits
  • Highway & Railway Construction
  • Residential & Commercial Site Construction

Choose from three configurations that best fits your needs:

Single GNSS
Measures the position and slope of the blade and compares that to design data for rough grading and mass excavation on complex design surfaces.

Dual GNSS
Measures the exact position, cross slope and heading of the blade for rough grading and mass excavation on steep slopes and complex design surfaces.

Universal Total Stations
Total station based system for extreme accuracy for lift and layer control, material monitoring, or where GNSS is not the ideal solution because of overhead obstructions.

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Trimble GCS900 2D Grade Control System for Excavators

An ideal solution for earthmoving contractors who are looking to improve excavation productivity and profitability, the Trimble GCS900 2D Grade Control System is a laser-based system designed for excavation, trenching, grading and profile work.

The easy-to-use system is equipped with two Trimble angle sensors (AS450 & AS460) and a laser catcher (LC450) to measure the relationship between body, boom, stick, and bucket. Plus, see everything you need from inside the cab with the Trimble CB450 Control Box — designed for unobstructed vision and in-cab excavator control. The automated measurements takes away the guesswork and allows the operator to meet the desired depth and slope consistently and faster without the help of a grade checker or another crew member measuring from the ditch.

Features & Benefits of the GCS900 2D Grade Control System

  • Excellent Investment – Ideal first investment for contractors new to construction technology
  • Designed for Ease – All components designed for ease of use, quick setup and extreme durability
  • Portable & Flexible – Designed to meet a wide range of applications and jobsite requirements
  • Maximize Efficiency & Productivity – Leverage positioning technology to dig faster, consistently, and eliminate rework
  • In-Cab Display – Visually see bucket positioning for more accurate digging. Full-color graphical display with large icons and menu options.
  • In-Field Designs – Create simplified 3D designs without need to build a design model. Create alignments using on-screen templates.
  • Access Saved Models - Store unlimited number of depth, slope, and profile guidance models and bucket definitions
  • Connected Site – Wirelessly send data between machine and the office to monitor fleet productivity.
  • Upgradeable – Easily upgrade the GCS900 2D to a 3D Grade Control System.

The GCS900 2D Grade Control System is ideal for:

  • Residential & Commercial Sites
  • Road Construction
  • Trenches & Ditches
  • Finished Slope Work
  • Dredging & Waterways

Choose from two configurations that best fits your needs:

  • Single Elevation plus Cross-Slope
  • Dual Elevation

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Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System

If you're looking for a way to dig faster without making a big investment, choose the Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System. The GCSFlex gets the job done with an affordable price to fit the needs of owner operators and small to mid-sized contractors.

Packaged in a portable hard-shelled case, the intelligent grading system can be quickly and easily installed on any small to mid-sized excavators without requiring any welding and little downtime.

The system is easy to learn and even allows the lesser skilled operators to work faster, more consistently, and less rework. In-cab display provides operators with visual guidance of bucket depth, angle, and position. Simply enter the target measurement and start digging or grading.

Features & Benefits of the GCSFlex Grade Control System for Excavators

  • Affordable – Designed to meet your budget-friendly needs while providing results on the jobsite.
  • Easy Installation – Quickly and easily install the entire system in a matter of a few hours. No welding required.
  • Portable – "All in One" case, the system is fully portable and can be installed from excavator to excavator.
  • Rugged Design – Built rugged and reliable Trimble components
  • Maximize Efficiency – Dig faster, consistently, and eliminate rework.
  • In-Cab Display – Visually see bucket positioning for more accurate digging. Full-color graphical display with large icons and menu options.
  • In-Field Designs – Create simplified 3D designs without need to build a design model. Create alignments using on-screen templates.
  • Connected Site – Wirelessly send data between machine and the office to monitor fleet productivity.
  • Expandable – Increase the systems capabilities with additional sensors
  • Upgradeable – GCSFlex is fully upgradeable to Trimble GCS900 Flex Systems for more advanced functionality without loss of investment.

The GCS900 3D Grade Control System is ideal for:

  • Trenches
  • Footers
  • Small site infrastructure
  • Utilities
  • Basements and foundations
  • Building roads
  • Mass excavation

Additional configurations to maximize excavator performance:

GPS Guidance with WI-FI Base
GPS guidance provides position and heading using an MS972 GNSS Smart Antenna and SNM940 Connected Site Gateway. GPS corrections are delivered via Wi-Fi from a SPS985 base station.

GPS Guidance with Remote Corrections
GPS guidance provides position and heading using an MS972 GNSS Smart Antenna and satellite delivered GPS corrections. The SNM940 Connected Site® Gateway receives GPS corrections via cellular connection with a Virtual Reference Station (VRS) network or Trimble Internet Base Station Service (IBSS).

Laser Reference with Heading
With the Laser Reference and HS410 Heading Sensor configuration, the excavator can be rotated without the need to re-enter the desired depth and slope to maintain consistent accuracy.

Laser Reference
A rotating grade laser such as the Spectra Precision® GL700 series from Trimble provides a reference plane across the jobsite.

Bench Reference
Simply enter the desired depth and slope information into the in-cab control box. The system will provide guidance to a depth or slope based on distance from a known point or "bench" on the ground.

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