Trimble Expands Grade Control to Compactors

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Trimble Earthworks for soil compactors.

Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform version 2.4 is now available for use with soil compactors. The GNSS-based, 3D compaction control is designed to make soil compaction more accurate, faster, and easier.

Trimble Earthworks for soil compactors enables contractors to accurately control the compaction process, while reducing unnecessary passes that can result in over compaction, according to the company. The platform makes the overall compaction process more efficient, with a higher level of accuracy and less rework.

“Trimble Earthworks for soil compactors is easy to learn and more accessible for many different types of users because it leverages the intuitive Trimble machine control interface and applies it to soil compactors,” said Scott Crozier, VP of Trimble Civil Construction, in a prepared statement. “Adding this new machine type to the Trimble Earthworks platform gives contractors the ability to more easily manage their mixed fleets, train operators and manage jobsite data.”

Improvements in material/surface lifts and layer management allow for more accurate data and easier data management. Office-to-field connectivity enables efficient communication and data transferring across the project. In the field and office, contractors can easily interpret the valuable productivity data collected from the machine, such as work previously completed versus work completed that day.

Trimble Earthworks for soil compactors features software licensing options at different pricing levels. New infield design licenses for operators or 3D model-only licenses for increased functionality in the office are available.

Source: Trimble