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    NMCB 11 Installs Trimble Grade Control System on a Caterpillar Crawler

    NMCB 11 Installs Trimble Grade Control System on a Caterpillar Crawler

    Courtesy Photo | 210511-N-N0901-003 HATZOR, Israel (May 11, 2021) NMCB-11 Detail Israel, Equipment...... read more read more



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    Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 11

    By: Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Marcell Levato

    The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System is a three-part system consisting of a Grade Laser, RC remote, and a Receiver that eliminates the need for stakes, hubs, and string lines. Horizontal grade measurements can be obtained at distances of up to 900m (3,000 ft). Lift and tilt functions are controlled automatically by the GCS900, improving speed and accuracy of the equipment. The long-range remote-control option requires only one person for set-up and operation of the laser.

    In-cab display information and grade-control features allow operators to spend more time effectively moving material and less time waiting for surveying and grade-checking. Ultimately, manpower and equipment costs are significantly reduced while increasing productivity across heavy civil projects. NMCB-11 Detail Israel operators are currently employing the system across grading operations for the Civil Layer Construction project in support of Israel Ministry of Defense and USAFE joint exercises.



    Date Taken: 05.11.2021
    Date Posted: 06.17.2021 09:44
    Story ID: 399038
    Location: IL

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