John Deere grade control options for dozers and motor graders
Grade-control ready hydraulics.
When you order this option on your John Deere dozer or motor grader, your machine will be plumbed, wired, and ready to easily accept the grade control system of your choice, be it Topcon, Trimble, or Leica.
Topcon integrated grade control.
Order your John Deere dozer or motor grader with a Topcon 3D-MC2 grade control system expertly installed by John Deere. Your machine will be ready for action from the moment the machine rolls off the dealership trailer. Options include single or twin antenna versions, and six receiver options including multi-constellation GNSS support and communications protocols. You can finance this option as part of the total machine cost.
Topcon has the details on the advanced 3D-MC2 system for dozers and motor graders.
Sample grade control benefit scenario for medium-sized job
Job: 250,000-square-foot parking lot
Requirement: Grade dirt and place eight inches of crushed rock base prior to paving.
Grading passes: Two — first the dirt and then the stone.
Time savings: Without grade control, an average grading operation will cover 20,000 square feet per day. This job will take 12.5 days (250,000 divided by 20,000) per pass of grading. When grade control is utilized on a grader, crawler dozer, or 764 HSD operating as fast as five mph and grading to a tolerance of around three to four millimeters, 40,000 to 60,000 square feet per day can be graded. That's six to eight days' savings of labor and machine time (fuel, wear, and wages)