The Earthworks platform is the next generation in machine control technology and will replace our current GCS900.
Morgan installed our first production version of Trimble Earthworks on D6N XL #150082 last week. There are several key improvements:
- GNSS receivers (cheeseburgers) are now mounted on the cab verses the blade.
Improves safety be eliminating need for operator to be on blade mounting/dismounting receivers
Avoids damage to the vulnerable masts and cables out on the blade
Intuitive touch screen
Control screen is an Android based tablet using intuitive finger touches and swipes to navigate various views and settings
Includes new 3D view the operator can easily zoom and rotate to better visualize work at hand
IMU’s (Inertial Measurement Unit)
Provide smoother blade control and help eliminate blade “chatter”. These are devices that measure linear and angular motion and are mounted to blade, C-frame, and tractor body.