Trimble introduces horizontal steering control for soil compactors
By Adam FreillEquipment
Trimble has added horizontal steering control functionality to the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for Soil Compactors.
The control automatically steers a soil compactor using a 3D model or compaction pass line. This helps to improve compaction productivity and quality by precisely controlling overlap between passes. Auto steering helps reduce operator fatigue while also minimizing over- and under-compaction, providing a more consistent sub surface for a higher quality, longer lasting finished product.
The feature is compatible with all soil compactor makes and models.
“We’re committed to innovation and building solutions to meet our customers’ needs no matter where they are on their journey to autonomy, both now and in the future. It’s difficult to steer a soil compactor with accuracy and consistency, but over- or under-compaction leads to wasted time and materials and less durable surfaces,” said Scott Crozier, general manager of Trimble Civil Construction. “Horizontal steering control allows operators to focus on machine performance and safety and deliver a higher quality, more consistent surface.”