In this guide you will find the following information:
We hope our guide helps you make the right decision!
Machine control is the use of state of the art technology, that is based on GNSS, Total Stations and Lasers, to control machinery.
Safety is vastly improved through accurately positioning earthwork machinery based on 3D design models and GPS systems.
When accurately guiding or controlling the machine, using machine control, you can improve efficiency and productivity. This reduces overall costs and improves quality of work among a range of other excellent benefits that you can read about within this guide!
Winner: Leica iCON iGD3
Leica iCON iGD3 grading system will revolutionise the way you move dirt and fine-grade. It not only boosts your productivity, it also offers unmatched flexibility.
Machine control technology is state of the art and so can be pricey. However, it is almost guaranteed to save you money in the long run.
Deciding whether to hire or buy this product depends on your budget and how frequently the product would be expected to be used.
If you have the funds and know you will be using machine control often, buying outright is ideal as it will certainly save you money and time.
However, hiring is an option if your budget won’t allow for you to buy outright. This is a better option for smaller businesses and those who may not use it enough to make their money back.
We offer a hire or buy service full of comprehensive of Survey and Safety equipment, including machine control products.
Find out more about buying vs hiring in our guide!
Trying to find the right product for you may be difficult. You need to be aware of what your requirements are and go from there. So, which Machine Control product is right for you? Here are some things to consider:
The benefits of using machine control almost seem endless! As stated before we know that using these products improve efficiency and productivity which in turn improves overall costs and quality of work!
Other benefits include:
Moreover, it can allow more opportunities for younger operators who are unafraid and familiar with technology – allowing them to be self-directing in their daily work.
Winner: Leica iCON iGD2
The Leica iCON iGD2 system provides automatic control of both slope and elevation.Adding an extra mast and laser sensor allows for independence on the slope direction.
Leica Geosystems are market leaders in the production of high standard survey equipment. With almost 200 years’ experience in the art of capturing, analysing and displaying spatial information, Leica Geosystems have produced the most complete range of products; whatever your needs.
Some top selling Lecia Laser Machine Control products to consider include:
Another well-known market provider is Topcon. They supply and provide mature, feature rich and versatile tools that are easy to use.
Some top selling TopCon Machine Control products to consider include:
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So, you’re looking to purchase survey/safety equipment but don’t have the capital up front?
Well, don’t worry!
One Point Survey are now able to offer Finance Lease options on our wide range of products.
But is financing the right option for you?
Here at One Point Survey, we are proud to offer a range of training course to help you improve your skills.
We offer training courses for many pieces of equipment including cable detectors, theodolites, total stations, GPS survey equipment, laser levels, automatic levels and much more besides.