Trimble and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) announced a plan to integrate, engineer and market Trimble Ready® factory fit machine control kits to enable the installation of Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System components on select HHI excavators in the aftermarket. The fast and simplified installation process eliminates the requirement for drilling, welding, re-painting or dis-assembly when installing either a Trimble GCS900 2D or GCS900 3D machine guidance solution, which can reduce machine downtime. In another development, Trimble and Volvo CE announced an integration agreement focusing on establishing a Trimble 3D machine control solution that will seamlessly integrate with Volvo Dig Assist 2D machine control on Volvo excavators. Integrating the Trimble 3D machine control solution on Volvo excavators will complement the Volvo Dig Assist capability to enable the use of 3D constructible models, as-built data and other Trimble® Connected Site® technologies.
The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System is a machine control system for earthworks that makes design surfaces, grades and alignments accessible to the operator on a display inside the cab.