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2d excavator grade control systems

Discussion in 'Integrated Machine Control' started by Graham1, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. Graham1

    Graham1 Senior Member

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    Looking to buy a 2d grade control system for my excavator - wondered if anyone had experience/recommendation?
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Graham
     
  2. techamrony

    techamrony New Member

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    Hey Man,
    The best one i found was the GCS900 2D Grade Control System. I'm pretty sure that it will be a good fit. My buddy had it and he said it worked like a charm.
    Hope this helps

    Steve Sterling
    http://www.motioncontrolguide.com/
    Motion Control Expert
     
  3. Chad@SitechTR

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    Trimble offers the GCS Flex system that works really well. And it can be upgraded to 3D if you ever decide to go that route
     
  4. IDIGBEST

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    Try out our IDigBest system. it light years ahead of all the rest. I will garnet it. www.idigbest.com
     
  5. LiecaMan

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    I am not a Lieca salesman lol but run an excavator with a Lieca system works great , it's hard wired and it keeps up with the bucket better than a wireless system we had in the past , the 2 Lieca systems we have are very reliable and customer support has been great
     
  6. ExcaVision Inc

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    You should take a look at ExcaVision. It´s easy to install and operate, no professional installation needed. You can use it on excavators, bulldozers, drills/augers, etc... Move it from one machine to another within minutes. www.ExcaVision.com
     
  7. IDIGBEST

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    Dig systems are a very important part of excavator power and efficiencies. Is what people don't no when buying a system.
    1) the newest tecnolagys are multiple gyros in sensors
    2) wireless system are very slow. Topcon and Trimble are discontinuing sales of them
    3) wireless systems can't run gyoros.
    4) wireless can't run in the water.
    5) wireless can't be protected with weld on covers and must be removed to charge
    6) if there is no light indicator on the dipper stick. Operator will have very tired eyes refocusing during grade digging between screen in cab and bucket
    7) there is only one system built by an excavator operator out there. And your talking to him
    8) with some wired system like IdigBest operator can move screen to 10 did rent excavators 9 bucket each
    9) we do reverse bucket, tilt blades, hammers, compactors, Crain jib, tile plows
    10) wireless systems cans do Exstenda-hoes. No one can but Idigbest
    11) Gradall only works with Idigbest
    12) x-ray vision only on IdigBest is the most effective and safe to dig utility's.
    13) auto grade with crumb free smooth cuts save time money and minerals
    14) we give 7 dY per week Suport!
    15) we sell system to automate all competitors dig indicate systems!
    16) all system harnesses come with gps plugs for upgrade phil@idigbest.com
    17) hydrelich machine control take hug stress off operator. Giving him time to concentrate on job efficiency!
    19) wired system will out last the machine.
    20) it's hard to beat a 300 gees sensor for reliability. And durability
    21) Accuracy of all systems is limited by axis measured by sensors we use 7 most system us 3-4. Make sure you check how many the system uses before buying. This is big limiter
    22) profiling is on very few systems. Make sure you get it. Profiling make a 2D system into a 3D system!
    23) sales men that are not real excavator operators will never no or be able to understand what excavator system you really need
    24) good system work on jack hammers. Wirles can't and only triple gyro sensors can!
    25) screens are very important to be water resistant and military spec. Ask to what you are buying!
    26) only IdigBest let you put your actual bucket shape in the system!
    27) does the system display duper stick. Big help in lots of tire digging.
    29) can you get free updates for the life of your system. Will it grow with you and tecnolagys.
    30) make sure your system can us bench mark on job site. So all your grade are reading the same as the plans!

    These are a few things to look for when shopping for a system
     
  8. Chad@SitechTR

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    Since I'm a curious sort... What would a fella expect to pay (ballpark) for the system in the videos?
     
  11. Chad@SitechTR

    Chad@SitechTR Active Member

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  12. ScottAR

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    Better than I thought... Thanks for the info!
     
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    I've got a brand new excavision still in the box. I took it off halfway through the first job.....to keep from getting ran off:D
     
  14. ScottAR

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    I guess it had issues? Welcome back...
     
  15. roddyo

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    It does what it's supposed to.....but too slow for ag work.

    I still read a lot but don't post as much. With college about to start, I wonder how long the road signs will last at Dixie?
     
  16. ScottAR

    ScottAR Senior Member

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    Not long...
     
  17. roddyo

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    Lol