INTEGRATED GRADE CONTROL

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Topcon integrated grade control systems provide real-time grade information while improving efficiencies and are easy to use.  Get on the fast path to increased profitability.  Grade control systems are a must to compete for grading jobs today.  They allow you to finish jobs with greater accuracy.  Fewer passes and more speed.  Grade control has the ability to meet all of the required heights to eliminate the risk of overrunning estimated time and cost on the job.


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"The alliance with Topcon will allow our equipment owners to utilize a factory-installed grade control system that maximizes productivity, uptime and lowers daily operating costs on the worksite," said Domenic Ruccolo, senior vice president of sales and marketing, John Deere Construction & Forestry. "John Deere's approach to integrated grade control provides the customer with great flexibility. Topcon products will allow customers to experience faster delivery of their grade control-equipped machine, receive a factory-inspected system and benefit from an expanded level of customer support."


 






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John Deere provides IGC-ready tractors because many of our customers recognize this
technology meets their needs and is accurate, resulting in improved profitability from their labor and materials.

Graders

Fifty percent of John Deere graders built today are IGC ready. One-hundred percent of
John Deere graders built are capable of being IGC-equipped. 
Larger graders are more apt to need IGC than small graders.

Dozers

One-hundred percent of the John Deere dozers, including the 764 HSD, are capable of being IGC-equipped. You choose if you want them factory-ready or not. 
Dozers of all sizes, from the 650J to the 1050J, are perfect fits for IGC. A 764 HSD with IGC is a slam dunk.




3D-MC2


Shatter the final 3D automation production barrier – SPEED!

  • Increase speeds up to 200% over existing 3D systems
  • Smoothness and grading accuracy comparable to motorgraders
  • Same easy-to-use interface as previous Topcon machine automation systems
  • Unmatched productivity that you will have to see to believe!

Download 3D-MC2 PDF Brochure

Think about it: what would it mean to your company’s bottom line to have a single dozer doing the work of two 3D dozers at speeds and smoothness comparable to a grader; to save time and money on every pass and every job? With 3D-MC2, it’s not just possible, it’s guaranteed!


So revolutionary, it’s reshaping traditional machine roles. 3D-MC2 will drastically change the role your dozer plays on a typical site, in some cases eliminating the need for a grader. It will also allow you to make more efficient use of your dozer. Along with speed increases, 3D-MC2 means fewer passes resulting in much more work done in less time. Less time equals less fuel and less machine wear. Most importantly, it means your dozer can spend more time making you money in another location or on other jobs.


How it Works

  3D-MC2 utilizes Topcon’s GX-60 control box, GPS+ antenna, MC-R3 receiver and new 3D-MC2 sensor and pairs them with advanced new controlling software to provide position updates up to 100 times per second. The MC2 sensor combines a gyro, compass and inertial sensor to measure the X, Y & Z position as well as the roll, pitch, yaw and acceleration of the dozer.

If it sounds like rocket science, it’s because in many ways it is. But your operator’s won’t find it any more difficult to use than the MC systems they’re already familiar with. In fact, if  they’ve used the competition’s systems, they’ll find Topcon’s 3D-MC2 a whole lot easier to use!

Improved Operator Performance

3D-MC2 is built on our easy to use GX-60 interface. This interface has proven so easy to use that customers tell us their less experienced operators are able to perform near the level of their skilled operators.

GX-60 – the World’s easiest-to-use operator’s interface
Topcon’s G63 and Z63 3D grade control systems feature the most advanced Operator interface available, Topcon’s GX-60 touch sensitive control box. Light and compact with a full-color LCD touch sensitive screen, Topcon’s GX-60 is a fully functioning Windows® computer that provides the operator with real-time grade information and control. Constructed of a strong cast housing and sealed internals, the GX-60 will be a refreshingly simple alternative to other operator interfaces.

GX-60 control box features include:
  • 512 Mb Internal Compact Flash Drive
  • 650 MHz Intel CPU
  • Windows XP Operating System
  • USB, Ethernet, RS-485, CAN, and RS-232 ports
  • Sealed Housing with Gortex Vent
  • Audio Speaker
  • Internal Backup Battery
  • Ambient Light Sensor for Sharp Contrast on the Display
  • Bluetooth Wireless Technology


MC-R3 – Machine Control Receiver 3
Topcon’s MC-R3 is the heart of Topcon’s 3D GPS+ system. Providing either solid brackets for permanent mounting or magnetic mounting for portability, the MC-R3 contains all of the GPS receivers, radios, and controllers in a single “built to last” housing. A built-in MINTER panel provides status lights and function keys for easy performance verification and system checks. The MC-R3 also features an Ethernet port, increased processing power over the previous generation box, and additional valve drivers to account for the widest array of machine compatibility.

Standard 3D-MC2 Kit:

GX-60 Control Box • 3D-MC2 Sensor • MC-R3 • GPS Antenna • Radio Antenna • Custom Hydraulics • 3DMC Software Package (Automatic) • Machine Brackets • Simple Auto/Manual Switch • Junction Box 3-way • Cables • Manuals • Carrying Cases

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