SITECH Solution’s Duncan Ogilvie recently had the pleasure of installing a Trimble GCS 900 2D laser system onto one of only ten such Laser-Graders in Australia.
Based in East Jindabyne, Digital Grade Dirt’s Laser-Grader is unique around the world. The 1.5t machine is the only miniature grader in manufacture, with the next size being 7t.
A cost effective machine suited for work on driveways and small areas, its design makes it perfect for unique applications – working basement levels, navigating through pillars, gaining tunnel access and getting in underground.
With the GCS 900 grade control installed, Digital Grade Dirt has recently been able to submit a proposal for the Snowy 2.0 project, which is the next chapter in the Snowy Scheme’s history. The project involves linking two existing dams, Tantangara and Talbingo, through 27km of tunnels and building a new underground power station.
Being small and light means the Laser-Grader has a small, environmentally friendly footprint, perfect for working on local councils, national parks, as well as biking and walking trails such as the Mount Kosciusko Summit Walk.
It is only 1.2 metres wide which is great in these cases where there are width limitations on the path to prevent wildlife being disturbed.
The Laser-Grader specialises in precision grading and achieving a fine, flawless material finish, that is unequalled when coupled with Trimble grade control.
The Trimble GCS900 2D Grade Control System for motor graders is an excellent first investment for contractors new to construction technology looking to improve the efficiency and productivity of their machines.