September 28, 2010

TrimbleThe new Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System is designed, says the company, as a “compaction control solution that combines finished-grade quality control and analysis with advanced compaction control and documentation.” The system is designed, says Trimble, to allow the earthworks contractor to compact sub-surface material to a target density, analyze sub-surface grade (post-compaction) for deficiencies in the surface (whether certain locations are high, low or on grade), and catch grade control mistakes in real-time, prior to the start of the final road-building process.” The early detection of sub-surface material anomalies means that soft spots and hidden obstructions can be excavated and graded or compacted prior to the more costly phases of the construction process, says Trimble. The CCS900 Compaction Control System is based on the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.