Leica

Leica Geosystems has introduced the DISTO X3 and X4 distance meters for construction sites. The new laser distance meters withstand drop tests from a height of 6.5 ft. (2 m), are dust- and water-protected (IP 65) and therefore suitable for rugged job site conditions.

Leica Geosystems, an industry leader of measurement technology, announced the Leica ScanStation P50 3D laser scanner as the newest member of the 3D terrestrial laser scanner P-Series. The ScanStation P50 combines all the well-known features of the P40 plus a longer-range scanning capability of more than .6 mi.

After a successful showing at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the John Deere 950K PAT Crawler Dozer is now officially available at dealers across North America. This production-class crawler dozer is designed and manufactured by John Deere in Dubuque, Iowa, and is built specifically for customers looking for a machine that will excel in applications from mass excavation to fine grading.

Case Construction Equipment introduces the all-new SiteControl CoPilot powered by Leica Geosystems. Available factory-installed or as a retrofit on select Case M Series dozers, the CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems and offers a cost-effective entry into 2D and 3D machine control technology.

In collaboration with world-leading tiltrotator manufacturer Engcon, Leica Geosystems has developed iXE CoPilot, an auto-tilt function. In combination with a 2D or 3D excavator guidance system, Engcon's control system DC2 and ePS (engcon Positioning System) will then Engcon's tiltrotators get a revolutionary feature that the tilt function on the tiltrotator is handled automatically.

“The new MSS400 Series Sensors are so responsive that I receive almost instantaneous updates on the panel. This means that I can use my excavator to fine grade much faster. The sensors are very fast even when I dig 4 to 5 meters down,” said Michael Madsen, excavator operator from Entreprenørfirmaet Ollerup in Denmark.

Leica Geosystems announced the new Leica ConX, a cloud solution and web interface to seamlessly integrate, manage and analyze surveying and machine control workflows for heavy construction projects. Personnel and machines on the job site need to share the same data and stay in sync with changes, so work can be carried out effectively, on time and budget.

Brooks Tractor, a Wisconsin-area construction equipment dealer, announced its newest 35,000-sq.-ft. branch in Mount Pleasant, Wis. The location, which features a 30,000-sq.-ft. main building and a 5,000-sq.-ft. parts storage building, is situated on 10 acres near interstate I-41/I-94 for convenient access.

CASE Construction Equipment and Leica Geosystems have extended their partnership in North America to include the availability of off-machine precision construction tools through CASE dealers, including pipe lasers, rotating lasers, underground utility locators and automatic/electronic levels.

CASE Construction Equipment has entered into a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems to provide machine control technologies – both factory installed and aftermarket – throughout its line of construction equipment. The agreement also includes a commitment to shared product development, and is part of a global alliance between Leica Geosystems and CNH Industrial.

Leica Geosystems has entered into a software license agreement with Deere & Company to provide guidance software for a range of new AutoTracTM Ready tractor models directly via the ISOBUS. To date Leica Geosystems precision agricultural solutions cover a wide range of John Deere models.