Kobelco, Trimble partnership a clear winner

One of the world’s largest manufacturers of earthmoving equipment last year teamed up with Trimble to take its machinery to the next level with the introduction of a Trimble Ready option.

You can learn for yourself how that partnership can benefit your operations with this video created by Kobelco and SITECH Solutions.

The option is available for select Tier 4 Final Kobelco excavator models in Australia and New Zealand.

With a machine control system using automatic, the machine automatically controls the position of the bucket and the boom when operating in a semi-autonomous mode.

All that the operator needs to do is position the machine and simply pull back on the arm control stick where he wants to cut the grade.

The system will stay on grade automatically controlling the boom and the bucket to keep the cutting edge perfectly on grade according to the site plan. It even works with tilting buckets and tilt hitches.

Trimble's SITECH global distribution network provides installation services, personalised training and local technical support for the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform installed on Kobelco excavators.

SITECH dealers understand how to apply Trimble Connected Site solutions across the construction site's operations to effectively improve on- and off-machine productivity.

Select Trimble Ready Kobelco Tier 4 Final excavators are now available in Australia and in New Zealand through Kobelco’s extensive dealer network. The Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for excavators is available in Australia and in New Zealand through the SITECH dealer channel.

To learn more, contact Kobelco at Kobelco.com.au and SITECH at sitechcs.com or call 1800 SITECH.

New offerings and what they can do for you

Trimble has recently announced a range of new products and updates. There’s a suite of products that allow skid steers, compact track loads and mini-excavators to do many of the same things as big equipment. There is also upgrades to software that will allow you to take a model and use it on the jobsite without any control points. Plus a digital antennae and software service that will turn any Android mobile device into a centimetre-level locating device.

Equipment World have looked into the new products and identified how they could be helping you do your job. See how in their blog article.

Do a better job faster using technology

“Even the skilled [operators] know they can do a better job faster using technology,” says Alan Sharp, business area director of strategic software solutions at Trimble.

“[GPS technology] captures information on the machine while it’s working so you can provide feedback to the operator and the back office so they know what’s happening on site. You can see budget rollups and schedule breaks more quickly so you can make critical decisions faster.”

See how others taking advantage of technology-rich equipment in this article from Construction Executive.