Barnyard wrote:I like the laser guided front blade on that thing. Laser technology on heavy equipment was just getting a good start when I quit operating.
Yep, when he locks into the grade laser, he's just "Ridin' and Guiden' ". I ran a small dozer in the '80's that had first generation. It had 3 lights that told the operator if he was above or below grade. The new ones do it all, even linked to engine speed and load.
Before I left Cat, they demoed an excavator that ran by computer. The operator set the control to "Learn", and dug the ditch to grade, then flipped the switch to run, and the machine dug the ditch. This included moving the trackhoe back.