On-Site Magazine

Scraper earthmoving productivity system

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Equipment Technology

John Deere recently introduced its Earthmoving Productivity System, which is now available for scraper and earthmoving customers looking for a solution to enhance the measurement accuracy of volume loaded into a scraper in real time.

The system transfers critical data directly to the JDLink Dashboard, via JDLink Connectivity, enabling increased accuracy for job bidding and billing.

The technology takes images from inside the scraper and displays them to the operator, all while calculating the yardage being loaded in real time. The calculated yardage is shown to the operator during every pass, added up after each cycle and saved to show daily productivity. This system’s visual display also allows operators to view products being loaded into the scraper even when the view may otherwise be obstructed, enabling operators to maintain focus on what is in front of them, enhancing job site safety.

“Customers in site development can now further manage their cost per yard and especially benefit by maximizing trip capacity and preventing spillage,” said Justin Steger, solutions marketing manager with John Deere.

It is available for installation on single, double, or triple-scraper systems, and can be retrofitted on all D-Series Scrapers. The system is also compatible with select John Deere Scraper Special Tractors, 2015 or newer, including the 9R, 9RT and 9RX models.




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