Last week Kobus our machine control technician, oversaw the fitting of our 21t Excavator with the latest Topcon GPS technology – the X53X Excavator machine control system.
The beauty of this new system is the accuracy it provides. It comes with Topcon’s latest GR-i3F GPS antennas that receive all signals from all GPS constellations. This means that excavators fitted with this equipment can stay ‘green’ longer—not subject to the inconsistencies of one or two satellite constellations—and can remain locked on for longer even when near obstructions like trees or buildings.
The technology provides reliability of workflow, and its accuracy and ease of use contributes to greater efficiency and productivity. It also means that younger, less experienced operators can achieve a greater tolerance accuracy in a much shorter time. Kobus provides valuable support and advanced training to our operators which contributes to their skill and understanding of the system.
This installation makes the 21t Excavator a well-fitted out machine with height and slew limiters as well as the new GPS technology. We plan on adding the X53X system to all future plant purchases we make.