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IDIGBEST reviews?

Discussion in 'Integrated Machine Control' started by Scott1996, Aug 12, 2020.

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  1. Scott1996

    Scott1996 New Member

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    I have been looking into the system and it seems great I just can’t find any reviews. Anyone have any experience with it?
     
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    Tim Modine Well-Known Member

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    Can Phil from I dig Best give an up to date review. Id like to hear how it compares to the Trimble Earthworks 2d for an excavator which costs around $15k incl installation and 7" display as they quoted me Nov. 2020 No automatics though but can be added for around another $10k
     
  3. IDIGBEST

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    The IDigBest system is far superior in many ways. The IDigBest system uses a nine axis gyro sensor control system. The system's accuracy is so fast the cab can be rocking back and forth and the bucket will still cut perfect 3D grade. The incredible benefit of the system is it is 3D without satellites. It automatically measures your rotation in space. The great advantage to the hydraulic assist is that it actually feels the operator's digging speed and can correct at any speed. You must use the lights located out by the bucket because sound cannot keep up because we calculate exact grade within one hundredth of a foot within one hundredth of a second. To compare to a CAT/Trimble system, the moment the chassis rocks in any direction they shut down due to slow sensors. New features coming to the system is our plug in GPS no base station needed. You will only have to hotspot off your phone. You will have 28 satellite accuracy within millimeters per inch. Our GPS system will list at approximately $10,000. There are several other updates I would like to share with you. Please text or call at 317-210-0220 for pricing quotes and any other questions you may have.
     
  4. Tim Modine

    Tim Modine Well-Known Member

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    My issue with I dig best is id have to install and thats not a liability id be willing to take on, and the other is logistical proximity from your home base to mine. Could you post any current videos of the system in action within the last year?
     
  5. IDIGBEST

    IDIGBEST Active Member

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    about installing. It's made simple for anyone to install we give unlimited help 7 day a week. There is no liability you can take it to any machine dealer of your choice. they will install for you. Or a local excavator repair facility. They just call us and we set them up and it's all done. Very basic install. System the fax machine warranty in no way. System fits all machines.

    haven't been posting a lot this year with COVID-19.

    Been working on new Gps add on.

    Here is one from Facebook for you.

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    here is a link for video face book;
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  6. IDIGBEST

    IDIGBEST Active Member

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    Also working on new Skidsteer and dozer Add one to IdigBest; image.jpg
    Also you can follow us on Instagram. Facebook. There's some good information there. Or you can always call me anytime with any questions of help or what you don't like at 317-210-0220

    Saturday we just received eight more kits we've been sold out for the last two weeks.
     
  7. fourwheel1

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    I installed an I dig best in January on a kobelco 140... Was a little difficult to install even with watching lots of videos. My son helped and did most of it,, he is cat tech
     
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    steve waldner Well-Known Member

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    Have you had it out in the feild ? Running or using it ?
     
  9. fourwheel1

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    Yes have been using it and it's very accurate.... But..... That's where the good seems to end... Install is complicated, not sure I'd do another one. There is no install book or directions, just a lot of videos which leave a lot to figure out. Phil was very available during install but became difficult to get ahold of, he seems to run business himself. He wanted us to"learn" system before using auto. Didn't make sense since this is supposed to make things simple but ok. Had to dig by sound because LED lights on boom burned out first time we turned them on because system over powered them and had to set system to 50 percent power?? Still waiting on them. Had to replace one cable already that cost 170.00,,, was not pinched or scuffed but one strand inside shorte out.. Was trying to use yesterday without laser, that's another issue,,, and the main module flashed a code and quit... Was told it has a short. Something in system will not allow us to use laser and bench from it.. Talked to Phil and tried multiple things and he is stumped... I run full gps on my farm and love technology but this is way over complicated. Yes it can do a lot but could be much simpler. Demoed a wireless I dig system and was slow but very simple to operate, was very accurate, dug footers without grade man, no wires to go bad, could move to other machines, and cost half as much. Would return tomorrow if I could... I'm trying to let people know what I ran into. 3 months and all I have is nice looking, expensive monitor.
     
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    Sounds like "I dig just fine" without it and the headaches. To be fair though,you could have gotten one made on a Friday, but the last thing you want to hear as an end user from the manufacturer is "we are stumped", gee thanks, you're stumped and I'm a lot lighter in the pocket.
     
  11. fourwheel1

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    I did get system figured outa little more, had a bad monitor that was covered under warranty. Digging with the lights is much better than by sound only...my lights were not working at first and they are easy to see even in bright sunlight. Yes its super fast and accurate when i check it with the tip of the bucket teeth. For some reason i have trouble with auto steer either coming up towards end of stroke or with getting deep if i only have an inch to shave off. I've tried different attack angles and speeds but struggle with accuracy on auto. Does save me having a stick man tho and have dug over a dozen basements without stick man at all. Great tool for the toolbox, just need to keep an eye on the grade.
     
  12. IDIGBEST

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