Trimble, Rototilt partner on rotator solution
By Andrew Macklin
March 11, 2016 – Trimble and Rototilt announced that excavator operators can now achieve accurate guidance when using a tilt rotator attachment with the Rototilt Positioning Solution and the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.
“We have completed successful tests together with Trimble and are now able to connect the Rototilt Positioning Solution with the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System,” said Per Väppling, vice president of marketing and sales, Rototilt Group AB. “This allows the operator to integrate the Rototilt tiltrotator with a Trimble grade control system to achieve better precision and productivity.”
Using the Rototilt Positioning Solution together with the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System, operators know the attachment’s precise position relative to the excavation in progress. This new technology allows the operator to plot both the height and rotation line, which makes the attachment more effective in construction jobs such as precision grading, excavation in confined areas or moving large volumes of earth.
“Our heavy equipment customers have been seeking a solution that allows excavator operators to leverage guidance for excavation but also control tilt rotator attachments,” said Ryan Kunisch, marketing director for Trimble’s civil engineering and construction division. “Working closely with Rototilt, we’ve been able to meet the need by optimizing the Trimble grade control system’s performance on excavators equipped with Rototilt attachments allowing operators to be more accurate and efficient.”
Control of the attachment’s tilt and rotation angles by the Rototilt Positioning Solution combined with precise positioning from Trimble can mean time and fuel savings for contractors. This new technology also makes work easier for the operator, by making bucket position and orientation always visible no matter how the bucket is rotated. As a result, the operator is able to work significantly more efficiently and accurately with Rototilt Positioning Solution connected to the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.