AccuGrade™ Control System
The AccuGrade Grade Control System brings to the customer an increase in productivity by up to 40 percent while reducing their site costs dramatically. The revolutionary Caterpillar® solution is factory integrated, sensor-independent, and features a suite of products, which includes cross slope, sonic, laser, GPS, and UTS technology.
Yancey Bros. Co. and Caterpillar both understand that productivity and our customers' bottom line depend on moving material accurately, quickly, and safely the first time. Maintaining consistent grade is difficult, labor intensive, and challenging for even the most experienced operators. By combining digital design data, in-cab operator guidance features, and automatic blade controls, our AccuGrade Grade Control System actually enhances grading accuracy and virtually eliminates the need for survey stakes.
Most importantly, Caterpillar is raising the bar in the industry by backing our solutions with our renowned, customer-centric worldwide dealer network.
The Sonic System uses ultrasonic sound waves and a sonic elevation sensor to measure distance and calculate elevation. The system features automated blade adjustments for automatic elevation control and built-in vertical guidance indicators for manual control.
AccuGrade Cross Slope
The Cross Slope System uses three machine-mounted sensors to calculate cross slope of the blade. The system combines automated controls with manual elevation adjustments to achieve desired cross slope.
The Universal Total Station (UTS) uses a sensor with target recognition to track a machine and determine precise blade positioning. The system features fully automated blade adjustments for automatic elevation control.
The GPS System uses Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites to determine precise blade positioning. The system features fully automated blade adjustments for automatic elevation control, and vertical and horizontal guidance light bars for manual control.
The Laser System leverages laser technology to create an accurate grade elevation reference over the work area. The system features automated blade adjustments for elevation control with tight tolerances and built-in elevation/grade display indicators for manual control.
For more information on the AccuGrade options that may be beneficial to your operations please contact your Yancey Bros. Co. Sales Representative today.