Machine Control

Flemming Golf Relies On Topcon 3D-MCMAX Dozer System

Flemming Golf, Sydney-based sports ground and golf course specialist, has been using Topcon technology from Position Partners for many years, including on two of their current projects, at Castle Hill Country in Sydney and Nudgee Golf Club in Brisbane.

The team at Flemming Golf has continued to partner with Position Partners with their most recent acquisition of the Topcon 3D-MCMAX dozer machine control system that has been fitted on a CAT D6N dozer.

“Being that we have worked together for many years we have a relationship where they know what we need, how to set up the machines how we need them and after sales service is second to none,” said Heath Flemming, Director, Flemming Golf.

Why Did Flemming Golf Choose The Topcon 3D-MCMAX Machine Control System?

Flemming Golf run a mix of dual grade lasers, survey rovers, 2D and 3D machine control systems and decided to implement the Topcon 3D-MCMAX machine control system from Position Partners when they acquired a new a new CAT D6N dozer.

“We are very happy with the Topcon systems and had purchased a new CAT D6N dozer and the 3D-MCMAX system had just been released, and we like new things,” said Mr Flemming.

“Being it was the first D6N fitted with the new system it did have some teething problems, but after this was sorted out it works perfectly.”

Topcon’s 3D-MCMAX is a fully integrated, mastless 3D dozer solution that utilises Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs) in place of GNSS receivers and cables connected to the blade via a mast.

With one IMU mounted to the back of the dozer blade and another on the undercarriage of the machine, Topcon’s dozer system processes positioning information up to 100 times per second.

In contrast, a standard 3D system with only one positioning sensor updates position information only 10 times per second.

The Importance Of Service And Support During Purchasing And Implementation

Service and support are an important part of Mr Flemming’s decision-making process when deciding on new technology to use on site. Having a local team available from Position Partners makes implantation process much simpler.

“Service and support definitely play a role in what decision we make when buying new technology,” said Mr Flemming.

“Having a long-term relationship with your partners is so important because they have previous knowledge of your site and projects and can work with you.”

Position Partners remote support technology, Tokara, has also proved invaluable to Mr. Flemming, especially because it gives him the ability to update files via remote access.

“Tokara is a fantastic solution because it gives you peace of mind that no matter where the job is, the technical team can login to your machine and help with a software upgrade or to explain a new feature on the system, for example,” Mr Flemming added.

About Flemming Golf

Flemming Golf is a family owned company that works throughout Australia and overseas, constructing sports fields and golf courses.

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