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SITECH Mid-Atlantic Hosts Machine Control Event

Mon April 09, 2018 - Southeast Edition #8
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One of the guests receives training on the Cat 336F excavator, equipped with Trimble’s Earth Works grade control platform with the full automatics feature.
One of the guests receives training on the Cat 336F excavator, equipped with Trimble’s Earth Works grade control platform with the full automatics feature.
One of the guests receives training on the Cat 336F excavator, equipped with Trimble’s Earth Works grade control platform with the full automatics feature.
(L-R) are Jeff Rawlings of Lane Construction in Charlotte and Randy Rohrer and Brian Araujo, both of SITECH Mid-Atlantic.
(L-R): Josh Ayers and P.J. Provenzano, both of SITECH, go over the Trimble system for dozers with Chad Carpenter and Cody Pleacker, both of Plecker Construction in Staunton, Va.
(L-R): The Cat D5K2 LGP with the Trimble GCS900 with Dual Mast GPS system caught the eye of Chris Antol, Sean Ard, Brad Eaddy and Tyler Mason, all of R.L. Causey in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
The Cat 289D compact track loader, equipped with Cat box blades are designed for grading and leveling of large commercial properties, housing pads, roadways and parking lots. 
Nate McKee of Horne Brothers in Fayetteville, N.C., checks out the Trimble T10 tablet used with survey equipment.
(L-R): Josh Earnhardt and Daniel Houser, both of Earnhardt Grading, go through the Trimble T10 tablet while Kyle Myers of SITECH explains the tablet’s functions and features.
The Trimble Machine Control Platform (top) provides 3-D guidance, and with the flick of switch, the machine can run in automatically and dig from a data input.  On the bottom is the Cat display indicating the machine’s health.
(L-R) are Kevin Newman and Todd Phillips, both of Gulf Stream Construction, Charleston, S.C.; Sean Frizelle, SC Sales, and John Balanda, general manager, SITECH MA. 
This Cat D6N LGP, equipped with mast-less cab-mounted system, preps the site after torrential rains the night before.
(L-R) Brad Rinderer, Gregory Poole Equipment Company, welcomes Josh Green, Jeff Morris, Danny Wrench, Kevin Capps and Brian Wiles, ST Wooten,  Wilson, N.C.
 Guests recieve an overview of the day’s events. 
Checking out the new Trimble systems (L-R) are Lurch Mann, Jarred Burns, Marcus Ingram, Blake Horning, George Lawson and Trey Clement, all of Carolina Sunrock in Raleigh, N.C.  
Todd Phillips (R) and Kevin Newman (L), both of Gulf Stream Construction, Charleston, S.C., explain the benefits of the Trimble 930 Universal UTS Total Station to Pete (Second Left) and Whit Stutsman, both of Anson Construction, Charleston, S.C.
Bill Dolbier (R), Gregory Poole Equipment Company, goes over the features and benefits of the Cat 320 next generation excavator with (L-R) Jake London, Nate McKee and Andy Couturier, all of Horne Brothers in Fayetteville, N.C.
Daniel Houser (L) of Earnhardt Grading gets familiar with the Cat 336F excavator outfitted with the new Earthworks Grade Control Platform from Joe Grenier of Trimble.

SITECH Mid-Atlantic hosted a machine control event for Trimble Earthworks on March 20 to 21 at the Caterpillar Customer & Training Center in Clayton, N.C. SITECH Mid-Atlantic, Gregory Poole and Trimble showcased the features of Earthworks on Caterpillar dozers, excavators and compact track loaders. A hearty barbeque lunch was provided and door prizes were given away along with valuable training and demonstrations of the new Trimble technology.

Eighty percent of construction jobs run into overtime. That's why the new Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform is designed to help operators do more in less time. Teams using Trimble Earthworks can exceed productivity expectations across jobs of all types.

Running on time versus out of time, the proven performer for excavators is now rolling out for dozers. The Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform offers dozer operators cab-mounted portability, a user-friendly Android UI, and the convenience of a 10-in. touch screen. It helps new and veteran operators do things right the first time, and in less time.

Trimble GPS Systems

Trimble GPS Site Positioning Systems are designed to provide contractors with construction positioning solutions. Trimble SPS provides the non-surveyor the ability to quickly resolve problems on site and the flexibility to complete any task. Contractors can track, report, validate and control workflows from receipt of initial designs to project completion.

Central to the system is the positioning sensor hardware. Operators can use either GPS or total stations. These can be combined with Trimble Site Controller Software developed specifically for construction applications. Trimble Site Positioning Systems simplify operations, increase efficiency in the field and minimize downtime at every stage of the project. Trimble GPS Systems work for site preparation, heavy/highway, mining, landfill and waste disposal.

SITECH Mid-Atlantic provides North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia with the construction technology products, services, training and support needed to successfully automate construction and agriculture processes while helping meet the demanding production requirements of a highly competitive marketplace. The Trimble construction technology products and services allow users to finish more jobs in less time, while lowering costs and improving accuracy. This all adds up to more revenue for businesses.

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