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Trimble Machine Control: 4 Reasons Why You Need It

Trimble machine control systems provide a myriad of benefits to anyone who uses earthwork machinery and, at EarthCalc, we can provide you with 3D files for your machine control-enable equipment. Not sure if machine control is worth the cost? Consider the following reasons why you need to consider this option.

1. Greater Accuracy & Consistency
While humans certainly work hard enough at their tasks, machine control systems are far more accurate. Using GPS aligned with your 3D design files, these systems virtually guarantee that you will remove or place the correct amount of material at the construction site. On most construction sites, rework is a common and frustrating reality, but with Trimble machine control, you can eliminate the need for rework. Additionally, it can be tough to find highly experienced operators for your earthwork machinery, and using machine control systems can make it much easier to train operators and this provides you with the option of using workers with less experience.

2. Increased Productivity
Often, with Trimble machine control, you can eliminate excess equipment at a specific job site. For instance, a job that might have required the use of three or four pieces of excavating equipment now might need only two pieces of equipment to accomplish the same task in less time. This allows you to move your equipment to another job site and handle multiple jobs at one time.

3. A Safer Option
Without machine controls, such as Trimble machine control, it is often necessary to have extra staff on hand to ensure that a project is completely accurately. With machine control systems, you can eliminate the need to have surveyors or other types of engineers on hand, which increases safety, not to mention lowering your personnel costs.

4. Cost Control
Using Trimble machine control systems saves money in the long run. Because machine controls are highly accurate, rework is unnecessary, and this reduces the wear and tear on your earthwork equipment. As they say, time is money, so ensuring that work is completed correctly and efficiently the first time around makes it far easier to complete your construction project on time and on budget.

There are several companies that produce quality machine control systems, and Trimble machine control is one of the industry leaders. We can create 3D files for equipment using Trimble machine control systems as well as Topcon, AGTEK and all other major machine control systems. Typically, our turnaround time is about five days, depending on the complexity and size of your project. To get started, you can give us a call or start the process online. Just head to the Machine Control tab or the Send Us Work tab on our website and submit your project.