Kobelco Trimble Ready Demo Day
Improve your productivity by 30% and take your business to the next level!
SITECH Solutions in collaboration with Sydney Trucks and Machinery and Kobelco demonstrated the SK350LC-10 Trimble’s 3D Semi-autonomous Earthworks kit installed at the recent Trimble/Kobelco Demo Day held on the 18th & 19th of April at Smeaton Grange.
Easter and ANZAC Day Trading Hours
Happy Easter from the team at SITECH Solutions, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a safe Easter break. Our offices will be closed from Good Friday, April 19 and it will be business as usual from Tuesday, April 23. We will be closed for Anzac Day on Thursday, April 25.
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Trimble PCS900 Paving Control Boosts Productivity by 50%
Nick Pryke, SITECH Solutions, Sales captured this fantastic shot during some on-site training for Town & Country Asphalting who recently installed Trimble’s PCS900 Paving Control System on this machine working on resurfacing of the Hume Highway.
Did you know that the Trimble PCS900 Paving Control System has proven to boost productivity by 50%?
Click through HERE to a recent case study illustrating this statistic and pave your way to better profits!
You can also read more about Trimble PCS900 HERE.
Transform 2019 – A Great Success!
TRANSFORM 2019 culminated in 3 excellent events with over 700 customers through the doors, attending more than 50 breakout sessions. Numerous customers have told us how much they enjoyed and, even better, learned something new by attending.
Here is the SITECH Solutions sales team, looking pretty sharp at the event don’t you agree??! 💁♂️💁🏻♂️💁♂️💁🏼♂️
Pictured here are Rhys Geerligs, Jade Burns with Craig Wenck (L-R) and another of Rhys Geerligs, Grant Hibburd, Ian Graham and Jade Burns (L-R).
The guys were showcasing (not just their new SITECH Solutions polo shirts but more importantly) the latest in Trimble technology including Earthworks, Business Centre 5.0, Connected Site, Stratus, Siteworks, VisionLink and much, much more.
To find out more about the latest Trimble technology and how your business can reap the associated benefits including greater productivity, greater efficiency and increased safety click HERE to contact us today.
Trimble Innovation On The Jobsite
What machine automation can do for your business. The impact of automation is undeniable – driverless cars have taken to the streets, robots are working in operating rooms, and bots are increasingly our first point of contact, taking our calls, orders in restaurants, and complaints online.
Read more in this article featured in Earthmoving Equipment Magazine –https://bit.ly/2NEv86A
Trimble Announces Lightweight Rugged T7 Tablet
Trimble has introduced the Trimble T7 Tablet, a rugged, lightweight and versatile device for construction surveying applications.
Using Trimble Siteworks Software for construction surveying, the Trimble T7 provides real-time data to visualize cut/fill levels, calculate material volumes, check grade and communicate work orders to increase productivity and enable better decision making.
“The Trimble T7 Tablet is the next step in the evolution of our data collection portfolio,” said Scott Crozier, general manager for Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division. “Surveyors, supervisors and inspectors can complete tasks with less downtime, combining Trimble reliability with the flexibility to adapt to a variety of configurations and jobsite conditions.”
SEE Civil Uses Trimble Stratus to Drive Efficiencies
Trimble, the global leader in positioning technologies, was an early partner of Propeller. The SITECH Solutions, Trimble and Propeller teams work closely together to deliver Trimble Stratus survey-grade drone data solutions for the heavy civil industries.
To learn more about how established civil construction and engineering companies are looking to combine decades of expertise and experience with the power of 3D site surveying technology, Propeller caught up with Cameron Brittain, the general manager—technology and digital engineering at SEE Group, a recent customer of Trimble Stratus.
Propeller uncovered some of the current challenges SEE Group faces, how technology is helping them to move away from conventional survey methodologies and how Trimble Stratus can drive efficiencies in the future.
Click through to the full release HERE.
SITECH Solutions Apprentice Traineeship Programme
SITECH Solutions is taking on trainees as part of one of the company’s community initiatives centring around youth development and employment.
This month we welcome another trainee into the fold. Cameron Stewart, Service Manager (R) is pictured here with SITECH Solutions’ newest Trainee, Jacob Bornholdt (L).
Jacob is the second hire as part of the new SITECH Solutions Traineeship programme. The traineeship is for 1 year and as part of this Jacob will also complete a Certificate II in Automotive and Electrical Engineering through TAFE NSW.
We welcome Jacob to the team and look forward to watching him progress in his career.
New Product Update – Trimble SPS785 GNSS Smart Antenna
The Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction division is pleased to announce the new Trimble SPS785 GNSS Smart Antenna.
Priced for a faster return on investment, this new budget-friendly receiver is lightweight, compact and offers the same high-precision accuracy you have come to expect from Trimble GNSS receivers.
Trimble Announces Machine Control and Payload Management on One Platform
“With the introduction, Trimble will have the only aftermarket, mixed fleet solution that integrates grade control with payload management,” said Scott Crozier, general manager for Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division. “This technology makes the Trimble Earthworks platform extensible to more applications, and more flexible than ever before.”
Combining machine control and payload management on the Trimble Earthworks platform can increase the versatility and productivity of the excavator, empowering the operator to not only grade to within a given specification, but also maximize every truck haul to get the job done quicker.
About Trimble LOADRITE Payload Management
Trimble LOADRITE onboard weighing systems ensure optimal loading to maximize every truck haul to get the job done quicker. With the ability to accurately measure the weight of each bucket and calculate the total weight loaded onto each truck, the system enables operators to increase productivity and efficiency for excavating, creating more efficient mass haul.
Trimble LOADRITE Payload Management for Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform integrates a bucket by bucket payload management system onto the Trimble Earthworks platform. This allows a single system and screen to provide both grade control and payload management.
Some key features:
- Truck load capacity can be saved for each truck registration or fleet number
- Counts down to a target weight for each load
- Maximises each load for more efficient hauling, getting the job done cheaper and quicker
- Can be fitted to any make of excavator and will work on mixed fleets
- Helps ensure that every truck is not over loaded for safety and Chain of Responsibility requirements
- Can generate reports showing trucks, volumes and materials loaded.
Trimble Siteworks’ New Measurement Mode – Dynamic Tilt
Siteworks v1.02 has a new measurement mode called Dynamic Tilt.
The Dynamic Tilt feature upgrade allows for faster data collection — create larger digital terrain models faster and with improved accuracy. From inside the vehicle, contractors can set the height of the antenna and quickly interrogate surface models using the real-time 3D surface display in Trimble Siteworks field software.
- From a moving vehicle, capture higher accuracy measurements on steeper slopes
- Capture more accurate volume measurements to save time and money on material planning
- Auto-measure antenna height.
Dynamic Tilt is a measurement mode for use with vehicle-mounted GNSS receivers. It uses inertial measurement units (IMUs) inside of the GNSS receiver to automatically correct the measured points for the receiver/vehicle tilt. This allows more accurate measurements to be taken on a slope.
This measurement mode is compatible with all SPS986 receivers (450MHz or 900MHz). The requirements for Dynamic Tilt measurements are: Siteworks v1.02 or greater, an SPS986 with firmware version 6.0 or greater, and the purchase of an additional op on code.
For a full description of the Dynamic Tilt workflow contact us today.
Christmas and Holiday Trading Hours
All of us at SITECH Solutions would like to thank you for your support throughout the year and wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a happy holiday season..
Our offices will be closed for the holidays from:-
~ Monday 24th December 2018 – Friday 4th January 2019 ~
We will however be operating on a limited basis to continue supporting you.
For urgent service enquiries over this period, contact our Help Desk on 02 6788 2155, Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm.
SITECH Solutions At Western Sydney Airport, CPB LL JV Early Earthworks Site
SITECH Solutions at Western Sydney Airport, CPB LL JV Early Earthworks site, using GPS GCS900 machine control and VisionLink to track material movements, for compactor pass mapping and as-built surface mapping.
Check out these videos of the machines working whilst we utilise this technology to optimise project productivity – by monitoring load counts, cycle times and the movement of materials against projects or asset targets.
The Early Earthworks package involves moving more than 1.8 million cubic metres of earth as well as road and drainage works, including realigning Badgerys Creek Road.
The first stage of earthworks is scheduled for completion in late-2019.
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Trimble’s 3D GCS900 at the Moorebank Logistics Park
Here is Fulton Hogan’s paver in operation, laying asphalt in one of the final parts of Construction – Stage 1 at the import-export (IMEX) terminal at the Moorebank Logistics Park.
Recently kitted out with Trimble’s 3D GCS900 SITECH Solutions’ Nick Pryke (Sales) was onsite running a training session on the machine when he captured these shots.
Trimble’s 3D GCS900 helps you to achieve finished grade with fewer passes, place material faster with millimetre accuracy. With GCS900 on your machine you’ll keep costs to a minimum and realize better profits.
-ABOUT MOOREBANK LOGISTICS PARK-
Moorebank Logistics Park is a nationally significant infrastructure development that will transform the way containerised freight moves through Port Botany and deliver a faster, simpler and more cost-effective service for business and consumers.
Moorebank Logistics Park is being developed on a precinct comprising of land owned by the Commonwealth of Australia and adjacent land owned by Qube Holdings.
The development will comprise:
-an import-export (IMEX) terminal with a capacity to handle up to 1.05 million TEU (twenty foot equivalent units) a year of international containerised freight;
-an interstate terminal with a capacity to handle up to 500,000 TEU of interstate and regional freight per year;
-up to 850,000 sqm of high specification warehousing where containers can be unpacked before delivery of their contents to its final destinations;
-auxiliary services including retail and service offerings;
-a rail connection to the Southern Sydney Freight Line (SSFL), which will provide direct access to the facility; and
substantial biodiversity offset areas protected from development, including vegetation on the east bank of the Georges River.
Contact us to find out more.
Trimble Dimensions 2018 Offsite – Automous Dozers
Trimble Dimensions 2018 Offsite was an awesome display of incredible technology solutions plus the opportunity to get hands on experience and watch demonstrations featuring over 50 machines from various manufacturers.
Catch a glimpse of the future of Trimble autonomous technology in this video of the autonomous dozer – just one of a massive line-up of off-site demos.
Hello from the Inside…Of Trimble Bootcamp 2018
Four of our SITECH Solutions technicians travelled Las Vegas this month to attend Trimble Boot Camp 2018.
A 3-day training event in Las Vegas running from Wednesday, October 31, 2018 – Friday, November 2, 2018, Trimble Boot Camp 2018 took place immediately prior to Trimble Dimensions 2018.
SITECH Solutions sent Matt Leonard, Support Technician, Coffs Harbour and Kevin Lawler, Support Technician, ACT along with Jeff Bowd, Support Technician, Sydney and Ben Nicholson, Support Technician, ACT to keep abreast of the latest Trimble technology and also in recognition of their dedication and hard work.
Pictured below are Matt Leonard (L), Support Technician, Coffs Harbour and Kevin Lawler (R) Support Technician, ACT in amongst it and loving it.
The photos below taken by SITECH’s Solutions Support Technician Jeff Bowd, as he stands in amongst the 300 plus attendees, show the sheer scale of the event and the technology.
SITECH Solutions Traineeship Programme
SITECH Solutions is taking on trainees as part of one of the company’s community initiatives centring around youth development and employment.
Cameron Stewart, Service Manager (L) is pictured here with SITECH Solutions’ new Trainee, Peter Huy (R).
Peter is the first hire as part of the new SITECH Solutions Traineeship Programme. The traineeship is for 1 year and as part of this Peter will also complete a Certificate II in Automotive and Electrical Engineering through TAFE NSW.
We welcome Peter to the team and look forward to watching him progress in his career.
Second Trimble HYDROpro Installation for Tyson Excavations
SITECH Solutions’ Grant Hibburd (Construction Sales) and Nick Pryce (Sales Mining, Landfill & Aggregates) were recently onsite for the install of a custom Trimble HYDROpro system on Tyson Excavations’ Trencor trencher as part of the $43.7 million Wah Wah Stock and Domestic Pipeline Project.
This is Tyson’s second trencher to be fitted with GPS for the project.
Trimble HYDROpro gives depth, location, alignment and provides data recording for work as executed reports and built plans.
Scroll down to read our Gunbar Water Pipeline article below for more details about the project.
Landmark Construction Increases Efficiency with Trimble Earthworks Excavator 3D System
Trimble Earthworks allows Landmark Construction’s excavators to semi autonomously reach grade quickly and accurately.
South Carolina-based Landmark Construction Company Inc. has grown from 45 to 400 people in 8 years .
Landmark’s Survey Superintendent Mike Marshall credits this growth to the company’s continued investment in construction technology such as Trimble Earthworks.
Read the full case study here.
Drought Relief – Over $16K Raised for NSW Farmers
A big THANK YOU to all of our customers who purchased from us in August.
Together we were able to donate over $16K to help support Australia’s rural communities and Aussie farmers.
The percentage of our total turnover in August 2018 that we donated will help to buy hay for farmers and provide assistance in North West NSW where they are crippled by drought.
Watch the video below which explains a bit more about Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale programme and its drought relief efforts.
Please call us on 02 6788 2155 if you have any queries about the August Drought Appeal or click through to the Buy a Bale website here.
Fiore Wins Perth SuperPrint in the SITECH Supercar
We’re still celebrating first place at the Dunlop Super2 Series Perth Supersprint earlier this month.
Congratulations to Dean Fiore on his big win in the SITECH Supercar on home soil.
Dean couldn’t have been happier. “What a day!! Can’t thank everyone enough! Awesome to win at home,” he said.
So good to see Dean and his great looking car on top of the podium.
Can’t wait for the Watpac Townsville 400, 6-8 July 2018.
Trim’s New Hitachi Fitted with Trimble GCS900 Grade Control
SITECH Solutions just finished commissioning Adam Wilson from Trim Plant’s new Hitachi 2×210, fitting it with a Trimble GCS900 grade control system.
Here are some photos of the machine on site at the Bringelly Road Project for your viewing pleasure.
Trimble’s GCS9900 system lets you quickly perform complex tasks and simplify finishing slopes with accurate 3D positioning and allows you to work in any environment with a flexible system that can use either GNSS or robotic total station. You can use the GNSS receiver(s) and solid-state angle sensors to measure the precise 3D position of the teeth of the bucket and add a robotic total station-based system for extreme accuracy. Use the system on excavators with tilt buckets for shaping V-ditches and operations where the excavator is digging a slope that is not perpendicular to the boom.
Kobelco announces a Trimble Ready Option for the 20T, 25T, 30T AND 35T Class Excavator Models.
Kobelco and Trimble have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready® option for select Tier 4 Final Kobelco excavator models in Australia and New Zealand. Select excavators that ship from the Kobelco factory are now ready for the installation of the Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform for excavators, which can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of the installation for the contractor.
Read more on the Kobelco Website
Dean Fiore and Michael Caruso in the Nissan Altima #23 at the RABBLE.club Sandown 500 over the weekend.
We are proud to announce our new partnership with Walz Scale and MiX Telematics as the new distributor of their product range in Australia.
- Walz Scale is your single source for industrial truck scales, onsite services, calibration, and various other weighing systems for freight, shipping, retail, and more. Spanning from heavy duty axle scales and wheel weighers to pallet jack scales and floor scales, Walz Scale delivers a full spectrum of industry-leading weighing solutions for a wide range of needs and application.Visit the Walz website
- MiX Telematics is a global provider of information and related services for the efficient and effective management of mobile assets, including driver safety, vehicle tracking and fleet management.Visit the MiX Telematics website
August Drought Relief – We’re buying Hay for NSW Farmers
We will donate 1% of total turnover in August 2018 to buy hay for farmers in North West NSW where they are crippled by drought!
When you purchase a product from us this month, you are helping us help our farmers!
Please call us if you have any queries about this appeal on 02 6788 2155.
Remmi Madhu – we are pleased to welcome Remmi Madhu to SITECH Solutions, to the role of Service and Hire Fleet Technician, servicing and co-ordinating the process of hiring Trimble products to customers and internal support.
Remmi completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering in 2006 and has more than eight years of experience in various sectors in the electronics industry including designing, servicing, quality, certifying electronic products according to Australian and International Standards. Remmi worked as an Electronics Engineer with Novastar Communications for five years in India before moving to Australia with her husband and two children.
Remmi started her career in Australia working with Fonebiz then EMC Technologies as a Safety Engineer and Quality Administrator for more than two years before joining SITECH Solutions.
Rhys Geerligs – has been working as a Support & Training Coordinator for the past two and a half years.
We are pleased to announce that Rhys has taken up the Position of Sales Representative – Survey & Software. Rhys has extensive Trimble Product knowledge and will be more than happy to assist you with Rovers, Base Stations, UTS Kits, Trimble Stratus and Business Center – HCE, servicing New South Wales and ACT.
You can contact Rhys directly on 0488 050 907 or email the Sales Team at email@example.com
Jeff Bowd – has been working as a Service and Quality Assurance Technician/Hire Fleet Coordinator for the last 12 months.
We are pleased to announce that Jeff has taken up the Position of Technical Support. Jeff’s new role involves assisting customer with product fault-finding and problem solving over the phone and to decide whether an on-site technician is required. Jeff will also be assisting customers with Data Prep – converting surveyor designs into files that can utilised with SCS900 in Trimble Controllers and GCS900 in Machines.
You can speak to Jeff by calling 02 6788 2155 or email the Support Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Gunbar Water Pipeline
Sitech Solutions’ Grant Hibburd and Nick Pryce recently spent a few days with Tyson Excavations, installing a custom Trimble HYDROpro system on their Cleveland Bucketwheel Trencher.
The custom Trimble HYDROpro system gives depth, location and alignment, also providing data recording for work as executed reports and built plans.
Based in Griffith, Tyson Excavations are contractors for the $43.7 million Wah Wah Stock and Domestic Pipeline Project (WWSD) which reached a milestone with construction of the 270km Gunbar Water Pipeline commencing in December last year.
The WWSD will supply pressurised piped water to 62 properties in the Wah Wah district in NSW, which covers 310,000 hectares from Carrathool to Hay in the south, and from Gunbar to Booligal in the north.
“The current supply system is inefficient with water conveyed from Barren Box Storage along the Wah Wah main channel and into 1,590km of earth channels, to fill more than 600 in-ground tanks on the properties,” Murrumbidgee Irrigation (MI) Chairman, Frank Sergi said.
“With the new pipeline Wah Wah customers will benefit through improved levels of service, with year-round access to the river and bores, pressurised water supply and measured water use, which can be remotely monitored.”
“This is a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to receive filtered Murrumbidgee river water,” said Chairman of the Gunbar Water Steering Committee and local farmer Don Low.
“In a couple of years we will look back and believe the pipeline is the best thing to happen to this area.”
The Wah Wah Stock and Domestic Pipeline Project is due to be completed by April 2018.
Trimble 3D System on the Bringelly Road Upgrade
The $3.6 billion Bringelly Road Upgrade now has a new addition to the line-up of machines working on this significant NSW Government infrastructure project.
Pictured L to R: Craig Wenck (SITECH Solutions), Dylan Wheeler (DJW Civil) and Roberto Manna (WesTrac)
By putting design, surfaces, grades and alignments inside the cab, our 3D machine control systems give operators unprecedented control over grading, excavating, compaction and paving applications, significantly reducing material overages and dramatically improving productivity and profitability.
Harnessing the Power of Information with Trimble
The global construction industry is realising the inherent benefits of data optimisation.
Utilising data is not only helping to inform decisions about infrastructure design, construction and management, but it is also helping improve construction machinery and in turn, productivity and job efficiency.
Trimble is well versed on the power of data, particularly around increasing construction and earthmoving machinery efficiency and site productivity through improving interoperability of technologies and data.
Dan Barry, Australasia Regional Manager at Trimble, chats to Roads & Infrastructure Australia in this article about the latest industry trend – turning data into a powerful tool to increase machine and on-site productivity via Trimble’s Connect software and Earthworks grade control.
Read the full article HERE.
Contact us – your local Trimble dealer – to find out more on 02 6788 2155
See SITECH at the Adelaide Clipsal 500 This Weekend!
SITECH Solutions is proud to be going racing this weekend as the Dunlop Super2 Series kicks off at the Adelaide Clipsal 500 with Dean Fiore on board the number 23 Nissan Nismo Altima for MW Motorsport.
The car’s new livery is set to be unveiled for the first time this weekend and call us biased but we think it looks great.
It will be the first time that Supercars main gamer turned PIRTEK Enduro Cup regular Dean Fiore will contest the Dunlop Super2 Series.Fiore has been a frequent Enduro contender with Michael Caruso and Nissan Motorsport, taking his maiden Supercars podium at the Gold Coast in 2014.
In addition to outings in Carrera Cup, Australian GT and the Bathurst 12 Hour in recent years, Fiore has three Super2 events to his name.
The 2018 Adelaide 500 is the 20th anniversary of the event and dubbed a ground-breaking motorsport spectacular packed with action, entertainment and unforgettable moments that will have fans raving for the next 20 years.
All Dunlop Super2 Series races will enjoy live coverage on Foxtel with five events providing additional FTA (free to air) coverage.
Wishing our team the best of luck!
Trimble Implements Strategy – Inside Construction Feature Article
Inside Construction talks to Dan Barry, Trimble’s Regional Sales Manager Australasia, Civil Engineering & Construction, about the deployment phase of the latest technologies, Business Center Design Solutions, Trimble Earthworks, and the related productivity gains for customers.
Read the full article HERE.
For further info contact us, your local Trimble dealer.
Schofields Road Upgrade – SITECH’s Tech Savvy Solutions
Check out the latest edition of Australian National Construction Review for a feature on one of our recent projects – Schofields Road Upgrade.
The $140M Schofields Road Upgrade Stage 3 included a 2.5km upgrade to extend the road to four lanes, construction of new twin bridges and new traffic lights.
SITECH Solutions supply Trimble construction solutions and software which not only provide efficiencies but increase safety on construction sites.
SITECH has also been involved in major road construction projects such as the Bringelly Road Upgrade and has provided technology solutions for Windfarm development in Southern New South Wales and the Snowy Hydro Project.
Click through to the full article HERE – from page 164 to 169.
Trimble’s New Earthworks Production Study
SITECH Solutions is so excited about Trimble’s new Earthworks Excavator System with automatics.
Watch this video as Trimble teams up with partner SEE Civil in a real world application to directly compare the automatics and guidance only systems.
The results are very impressive. Compared to guidance only, Trimble Earthworks Automatics achieved TWICE THE SPEED and TWICE THE ACCURACY.
Think what 50% more production time could do for your business!
Anyone not using it needs to get with the times or they’ll be left behind in 5 years.
Meet Cameron Stewart – SITECH’s New Services Manager
SITECH Solutions are pleased to announce the appointment of Cameron Stewart to the role of Services Manager.
A qualified diesel mechanic, Cameron grew up on the Gold Coast and has over twenty years experience working in the mining and construction industries under his belt.
Cameron has worked in both Queensland and NSW at Caterpillar dealers including Hastings and Westrac in product support roles.
Before moving to Sydney last year, Cameron enjoyed a ten and a half year stint in Indonesia working for Caterpillar dealer Trakindo in Service Management roles and ultimately becoming responsible for the Component Management and Rebuild Centre.
As SITECH Solutions’ Service Manager, Cameron is responsible for the team of Installation and Service Technicians.
He will oversee the daily operations of the service department as well as quality control, customer training and support.
He loves the challenge of continuously improving and streamlining processes and productivity, with the ultimate goal of exceptional customer service.
Cameron started in the role earlier this month and looks forward to meeting you.