Recently Trimble announced Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System, version 13.1 and Caterpillar announced the Cat AccuGrade, version 13.1. This is a major release that adds new functionality to all machine types, making this the most feature-rich version to date.
Some of the new features include customer colour mapping, navigate to point, and excavator centreline marker.
Custom Color Mapping
The new version enables users to customise the colour scheme for a variety of options, including pass count. This is available for all mapping machine types. Asphalt compactors have the additional functionality to customise the alarm logic for temperature mapping.
Navigate to Point
Navigate to Point allows you to enter a pre-loaded point manually. This can be done from a locally stored .CSV file or a previously recorded Northern, Easting and Elevation point. You can then enable specific text items from the text items menu, for example navigation direction, distance and cut/fill.
Excavator Centerline Marker
GCS900 version 13.1 brings back the centerline marker for excavators. It is shown as a green line on the counterweight of the excavator icon. This gives a visual indication of the machine centreline. The centreline marker can be especially useful when trenching or tracking backwards along an alignment as it helps keep the back of the machine inline.
You are eligible to upgrade if you have a current Trimble Protected Firmware plan.
If you would like further information on this upgrades, or Trimble Protected, please contact your local SITECH office or call head office on 07 3851 8370.