Trimble Australia announces the latest release of its machine control systems, Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System and Trimble CCS900 Compaction Control System, offering performance and productivity improvements for dozers and compactors.

GradeMax Plus Technology

Trimble GCS900 version 12.7 features GradeMax Plus, a new technology that increases the overall performance of dozers by allowing the operator to grade faster and more consistently with tighter accuracy. Trimble GS420 Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU) sensor is used to detect the current rate of acceleration and changes in orientation.

The rate at which the GCS900 system drives the valves on the dozer has been increased for smoother, more consistent control and rapid recovery of the dozer blade so operators can grade higher quality surfaces at even faster speeds without constraints.

Ryan Kunisch, marketing director for Trimble Heavy Civil Construction explains that the latest release takes machine control to a new level with GradeMax Plus technology allowing contractors to grade 35-40 percent faster on average, depending on the dozer type and the material being graded.

Wireless Data Share

Trimble CCS900 version 12.7 introduces wireless data share or machine-to-machine communication that enables operators to share mapping data between compactors on the same site in real-time. The machines communicate using a Wi-Fi network via the Trimble SNM940 Connected Site Gateway telematics device.

Wireless data share allows each compactor to see the work being done by other compactors in real-time, so that operators are aware of the status of compaction work in various areas. A new layer management functionality enables operators to view the layers or lifts other compactors are working on, allowing them to achieve more consistent compaction while also reducing the amount of under- and over-compacted areas.

The mapping information is synchronised back to the office for progress monitoring and compaction documentation and reporting, using Trimble’s VisionLink asset management and project monitoring software.


Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System and CCS900 Compaction Control System version 12.7 are expected to be available in the second quarter of 2015 through Trimble’s worldwide SITECH Technology Dealer Channel.