Switzerland: Leica Geosystems released SP Technology, a new technology for bulldozers revolutionising the way contractors move dirt and fine-grade. It is an upgrade to the Leica PowerGrade platform. Along with the unique PowerSnap concept, which allows easy and quick exchange of machine control panels, customers get better flexibility and speed with this technology. Contractors can simply upgrade from the 2D panel to a 3D panel or easily move panels between sites rather than losing time and money transporting machines. The cable-free snap-on/snap-off system is easy and convenient for operators, helping them work more efficiently.
The new technology provides improved hydraulic control that allows faster grading with better smoothness and precision at high speeds, dramatically increasing machine utilisation and productivity. Bulldozers can now take on even more fine grading jobs, completing work with less heavy equipment on site and helping contractors finish their projects ahead of schedule and under budget.
By using inertial guidance with the most responsive hydraulic control, GPS performance is significantly enhanced. Machines equipped with SP technology reduce the need for rework and increase machine uptime during poor GPS/GLONASS coverage or temporary interruptions of correction signals. This allows for consistent and precise grading even under the most difficult conditions.
All dozers equipped with Leica PowerGrade and GPS can be easily updated to get the full benefit of the unique SP technology – a simple sensor swap, upgrade of software and recalibration of the machine is all that’s required.
Source: Leica Geosystems