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GPS or Laser????????

Discussion in 'GPS Systems' started by TomB102306, Jul 19, 2017.

  1. TomB102306

    TomB102306 New Member

    Jul 19, 2017
    SE MN
    I own a John Deere 120c. Do a lot of basements, Driveways, ditching, and culverts. Lokking to get into a gps or laser system that will wliminate getting out and shooting grade with a stick. I wanna get where I need to be with staying in the cab. also something I can move to my D5 dozer. Not sure if I should go GPS or laser. Ive heard laser stuff isn't actually real time... I don't want to wait for catch up if that's the case... any help is appreciated on just a direction to start looking. thanks
  2. redneckracin

    redneckracin Senior Member

    May 20, 2010
    Civil Engineer
    are you ever going to do complex slopes? Lasers are fine for single or dual slope uses, I don't know if anyone uses them for more complex surfaces. GPS is a much more expensive setup but does alot more functions. I have seen operators with a receiver mounted on the boom and they set the bucket flat in the trench to check the grade.