C.R. Kennedy: Machine Control Solutions

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Updated: February 8, 2020

Having looked at C.R. Kennedy’s range of Leica Geosystems iCON products designed for off and on-machine use in the first two articles of this series, we will now focus specifically on the range of machine control dozer solutions available.

Leica’s dozer solutions have been designed to allow operators to work effectively across both large and small projects, providing ease of use and delivering operational efficiencies, while also neatly slotting in with other Leica technologies. The following is an overview of the various benefits provided by the suite of Leica 2D and 3D dozer solutions.

Dozer Solution

With Leica’s machine control solution for dozers, you can tackle any task, from small road excavation jobs, to large industrial sites. Leica’s solutions give the operator proficiency with little training and an easy-to-use, yet powerful interface. Pair Leica’s flexible solutions with a rotating laser, total station or GNSS to tailor to your needs and optimise your productivity and workflow on site. Core components can easily be dismounted.

The Leica iCON iGD2 entry level machine control solution for dozers gives you powerful control over your machine. Work with a variety of different sensors and make tasks easier.

The Leica iCON iGD3 and iGD4SP 3D machine control solutions for dozers give you accurate and independent control of your dozer, anywhere on the project design.

Dozer 2D Solution

Leica iGD2 CoPilot: Automatic Cut/Fill Control on Your Dozer

The iGD2 CoPilot software upgrade allows the dozer operator to grade to specification, regardless of their training level. It automatically adjusts critical parameters for more accurate grading results. Make straight, smooth pushes without any waves on all your grading or material moving tasks.

Benefits of IGD2 CoPilot

  • Ensures correct grades without washboard surfaces
  • Works without a rotating laser, total station or GNSS
  • Less rework, wear and tear, and training effort
  • Provides a safer work environment
  • Works with 2D

Dozer 3D Solution Leica iCON iGD3

The Leica iCON grade iGD3 solution can dramatically increase machine utilisation and productivity, and optimise material usage on any earthmoving and fine-grading contract. It can be used with a wide range of sensors, and combines ease of use with unrivalled flexibility and a powerful and intuitive user interface.

Leica iCON iGD4SP

The iGD4sp is ideal for dozers with six-way (PAT) blades. Having a second GNSS antenna on the blade will improve the accuracies your dozer can achieve when working in very demanding environments, such as steep slopes with the blade fully angled.

Leica iCON iGD3/iGD4SP: Intelligent 3D Grading Solution for Dozers

The iGD3 3D dozer solution opens new dimensions in earthmoving and fine grading. It brings the design surfaces and alignments inside the cab. Work independently and accurately anywhere on the project design, guided by GNSS or total station.

Benefits of IGD3/IGD4SP

  • User-selectable views (for example, Plan View, Cut and Fill View)
  • Visible display screen, even in sunlight
  • iGD3 remembers all your settings
  • Scalable from 2D to full 3D capability
  • Create a reference surface with up to four slopes

On-Cab configuration: For iGD4SP

The iGD4SP solution is optionally available with on-cab mounted antennae for advanced personnel safety and reduced wear and tear of the equipment. Benefit from increased versatility with customer-focused mounting options. This configuration means that the antennae can be placed on the top of the roof on the cabin instead of on the dozer blade. The advantage of this new configuration is that there are no external masts and cables, and it gives the operator better visibility.

Benefits of On-Cab

  • No need to climb onto the blade for installation
  • Increased field of view for the operator
  • Eliminated risk of damage on masts, cables and antennae
  • Enhanced versatility – mount the antennae on the blade or onto the cab

C.R. Kennedy would love to hear from you to discuss how their range of Leica machine control solutions can benefit your next project – please visit the website https://survey.crkennedy.com.au/ earthmoving for further product information and contact details for each of their state offices.