announces the availability of the Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System for excavators with highly accurate GPS machine guidance via Wi-Fi.
Trimble’s GCSFlex Grade Control System for excavators introduced in 2011 is an affordable, easy-to-use machine control system for owner operators and small to mid-sized contractors who want to increase their productivity and competitiveness. Available in several system configuration options, Trimble GCSFlex enables contractors to select the sensor options that fit their job site needs at a price point that fits their budget.
The new configuration of GCSFlex with GPS machine guidance is deployed with the innovative Trimble SPS985 GNSS Smart Antenna as a local base station for transmitting GPS corrections to the excavator. The operator needs to only position the Trimble SPS985 base station and power it on to automatically establish a Wi-Fi connection and begin broadcasting corrections to the machine.
Offering simplified daily setup and operation, the highly powerful GCSFlex system is easy to deploy and use, even for excavator operators with little or no experience with machine control. By serving GPS corrections over a Wi-Fi connection from a local base station, Trimble has eliminated the need for a radio network on the construction site and simplified GPS deployment for a broad range of excavation work.
GCSFlex with GPS guidance also offers the benefit of using in-field design templates created directly from the cab on the Trimble CB450 control box, allowing the excavator operator to very accurately dig to a desired depth, slope or alignment without creating a digital design in the office.
The new Trimble GCSFlex Grade Control System is available now through the SITECH Technology Distributor network.