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Trimble and Rototilt improve excavator accuracy

Super-accurate excavation and grading is now available through the integration of the Rototilt Positioning Solution and the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.

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Using the two systems together allows the operator to plot both the height and rotation line, so they know the bucket’s precise position relative to the excavation in progress. This makes the attachment more effective in construction jobs such as precision grading, excavation in confined areas or moving large volumes of earth.

“We have completed successful tests together with Trimble and are now able to connect the Rototilt Positioning Solution with the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System,” Rototilt Group marketing and sales vice president Per Väppling says.

“This allows the operator to integrate the Rototilt tiltrotator with a Trimble grade control system to achieve significantly better precision and productivity.”

Trimble civil engineering and construction marketing director Ryan Kunisch says the company’s heavy equipment customers have been seeking a solution that allows excavator operators to leverage guidance for excavation but also control tilt rotator attachments.

“Working closely with Rototilt, we’ve been able to meet their needs by optimising the Trimble grade control system’s performance on excavators equipped with Rototilt attachments, allowing operators to be more accurate and efficient,” he adds.

The companies say that control of the attachment’s tilt and rotation angles by the Rototilt Positioning Solution combined with precise positioning from Trimble results in time and fuel savings for contractors.

“The new technology makes work significantly easier for the operator by making bucket position and orientation always visible no matter how the bucket is rotated,” they say.


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