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Trimble GCSFlex

Discussion in 'GPS Systems' started by tylermckee, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. tylermckee

    tylermckee Senior Member

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    Anyone out there running or know anyone with this system? Looks like a decen low priced system for smaller contractor to get into GPS. I like the fact that the system is semi portable meaning I could switch between machine depending on what kind of job I'm at. Currently doing everything with limited staking and a flat plane laser and grade stick.
     
  2. grunk36

    grunk36 Well-Known Member

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    it is a great system placed in the big gap between 3D and 2D the biggest advantage in the GCSflex is that you can creat alignments with allmost within a square km and then create a profile and attach to the alignment and after that you can dig and grade anywhere on the alignment without having to bench on ground or from a laser..just remember that you cannot put in any 3D designs in this or log productiondata it.. our customers like the idea of this too..any questions just let me know
     
  3. KyleM

    KyleM Member

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    Also, GCSFlex is now upgradeable to full GPS which makes it a very reasonable way to get into the machine control market and still maintaining the ability to upgrade to full functionality later.
     
  4. ILLICEMAN

    ILLICEMAN Well-Known Member

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    What is the price.Can a dumpy run it?
     
  5. Chad@SitechTR

    Chad@SitechTR Active Member

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    We have actually done a couple demos with the Flex system. I believe it is somewhere around $12-14,0000 range. It's a pretty neat system. We see it being good for smaller to medium size contractors that aren't quite ready for GPS. You can dig depth, depth and slope, or do a profile with it. It's pretty simple to set up and get going. Just have to take a little time to measure it up well to be as accurate as possible.
     
  6. jhark123

    jhark123 Member

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    It looks great to me for pipe work and cutting building pads/septic trenches with an excavator. I would want a full 3d system for grading work
     
  7. RTSmith

    RTSmith Senior Member

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    Old thread I know, but... Saw a mid ex (8T class) recently listed for sale with a note it included GCSFlex system. What would the $$ investment be on that system today? How many different systems are there with that same basic name?
     
  8. ScottAR

    ScottAR Senior Member

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    Any Youtube watchers here might want to look at Dirt Ninja's videos on the 2d flex and 3d flex. It's a decent overview on what one can do with both setups.