Trimble Siteworks machine guidance module

March 15, 2023
Software lets operators put machine control in the cab.

Trimble Siteworks Machine Guidance Module allows users to put machine control on mini through mid-sized excavators, using Site Positioning Systems hardware. The module gives users the ability to move the system between multiple excavators and job sites as an accessible and entry-level combination machine guidance and construction surveying solution.

Current Siteworks users can utilize their existing technology on-machine quickly and easily, with the addition of a simple-to-install machine kit and the software module.

The Siteworks Machine Guidance system includes the Trimble SPS986 or Trimble R780 GNSS Smart Antenna with tilt compensation and Trimble's ProPoint high-precision positioning engine, and any bring-your-own-device or Trimble field tablet that supports Trimble Siteworks software.

The module enables contractors to use Siteworks off the machine to design, measure, and lay out projects, and then transfer the GNSS receiver and field tablet from the pole to the machine to provide in-cab, 3D machine guidance and grade checking capabilities without the need for a surveyor.

Using the Trimble CenterPoint RTX correction service, contractors can experience true mobility working without the constraints of a local base station or VRS network, with high-level accuracy delivered worldwide via satellite or cellular/IP.