Road construction is an ideal application for machine control. The complexity and size of the road construction projects and the sheer number of machines deployed mean that productivity gains from employing machine control technology can be huge.
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Many road construction projects are already completed using 3D machine control solutions, where a digital terrain map (DTM) produced for the project is uploaded to the machines to permit the project to be completed to the desired plan. The need for staking out is much reduced (almost to zero) and as-built surveying can also be reduced significantly. Machine control can also enhance excavator safety for excavators due to the variety of task deployment around the site, such as producing accurate batters, excavations for utility installation and general earthworks. Prolec's systems work with most GNSS solutions and accept multiple DTM formats.