Case Construction Equipment will now install a universal machine control kit at the factory as an available option on its production class M-Series dozers.
The kit includes a harness for blade guidance systems, brackets and mounts, and universal jumpers. The kit works with systems from all major machine control suppliers including Topcon, Trimble and Leica Geosystems.
Beyond the convenience of receiving a machine control-ready dozer, Case notes that opting for the kit should improve the machine’s resale value as well.
The universal machine control kit is available on Case 1150M, 1650M and 2050M dozers. And for a limited-time, Case is offering a free SiteControl CoPilot system with the purchase of a dozer equipped with the universal machine control kit.
Developed by Leica with guidance from Case, SiteControl CoPilot is designed as a simple and affordable bridge between automatic and indicate-only systems. Instead of using site plans or GPS, Case says the system automatically adjusts blade position based on slope and grade specifications set by the operator as part of a “set of environment, elevation and machine parameters.” CoPilot then holds that slope/grade regardless of underfoot conditions and provides real-time work data to the operator through the display.
You can read more about CoPilot in our coverage from August 2017, here.