John Deere 470G LC crawler excavators now feature grade guidance, technology developed in cooperation with Topcon. The 113,000-pound 470G LC, with 367 horsepower, now has the same technology as the 210G and 350G models.
The integrated guidance system tracks the excavator bucket’s location in relation to a 2D reference or 3D design surface.
“Accuracy and productivity are critical to our customers, and the new integrated system provides them with just that,” said Jonny Spendlove, excavator product marketing manager, in a press release. “With this integrated solution, the system’s sensors are protected from damage and the display is conveniently placed in the cab. Additionally, this technology is fully supported by the customer’s John Deere dealer, eliminating downtime and expediting earthmoving operations.”
Source: John Deere