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Leica Geosystems to Showcase Latest Advances at ConExpo 2011

Fri February 18, 2011 - National Edition
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“As a contractor in today’s tough economic climate, it’s all about saving time, money, fuel, and material costs while maintaining job site safety”, said Mike Reed, business manager — machine control at Leica Geosystems. “It’s also about getting maximum return from your investment in heavy equipment. Leica Geosystems’ technology can help you achieve these goals.”

New products to handle the toughest paving, grading, and excavating challenges will be exhibited at the Leica Geosystems booths at ConExpo 2011. These advances in machine control technology can transform a basic dozer or excavator into a precision-leveling and fine-grading tool, reducing the need to have expensive iron sitting idle on site, according to the manufacturer.

ConExpo 2011 visitors can take a test drive of the Leica Builder, mechanical total station or a Leica PowerTracker, a highly accurate robotic tracking sensor. A demo of a Leica PowerAntenna is available at the outdoor booth.

“You won’t believe how easy and cost-effective it is to improve stakeout accuracy and productivity, and save those precious dollars,” said Reed.

Equipment for moving dirt ranges from entry-level PowerBlade systems for formation and subgrade leveling applications to PowerGrade 2D and 3D GPS systems for bulldozers, motorgraders, and scrapers. PowerGrade 3D with SP technology opens new opportunities for dozers. PowerGrade 3D with SP technology combines ease-of-use, flexibility, and high precision at higher speeds, according to the manufacturer.

Leica PaveSmart 3D, an automated 3D machine control system for curb and gutter, eliminates the traditional stringline, saving countless man hours in setup and prep time. Based on project design data, the machine’s position, elevation, and orientation are measured by total stations, and transmitted by radios to the onboard computer.

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