Trimble launches GNSS-based control system for bulk earthworks and landfill operations

Trimble launches GNSS-based control system for bulk earthworks and landfill operations

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nstalled on a four-drum soil or landfill compactor, the CCS900 system tracks compaction passes in real time with easy-to-read colour mapping on the in-cab display.

US: At WasteExpo 2014, North America's largest solid waste and recycling tradeshow, Trimble launched a new GNSS-based machine control solution for bulk earthworks and landfill compaction operations.

Using Trimble’s satellite-based positioning sensors and GCS900 Grade Control System version 10.7, it extends the Trimble 3D grade control family to include soil and sub-surface material compaction for tandem rollers and single smooth drum and padfoot rollers.

Installed on a four-drum soil or landfill compactor, the CCS900 system tracks compaction passes in real time with easy-to-read colour mapping on the in-cab display. It allows a machine operator to make uniform passes, report compaction production data in the field, and ensure target compaction is reached with minimal fuel usage and machine wear.

Landfill operations require contractors to compact the maximum amount of waste into the smallest area of vertical and horizontal cell space. Trimble claims that using CCS900 landfill owners can ensure that cell space is optimised, voids are eliminated and layers are compacted to their target density more efficiently. The system also collects as-built layer information for in-field reporting and tracking of daily volumes.

Source: Trimble