Leica Geosystems, Liebherr integrate machine control solutions for next-generation machinery

Increasing efficiency of machine control by shared development

(HEERBRUGG, SWITZERLAND, 12 March 2020) – Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon company, announced today its Leica Ready machine control kits will now be available for a new generation of Liebherr dozers, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of construction machinery.

The Liebherr Dozer PR736 Generation 8 will now be supported with a new cable kit for the Leica iCON iGD4SP, iGD2 and iGD3 machine control solutions for bulldozer grading. Furthering the digitalisation of construction and connecting more machines onsite for seamless workflows, the new technology enables the dozer to interface within a 3D environment.

“This new integration of technologies results in improved efficiencies and productivity for the construction professional,” said Leica Geosystems Machine Control Director of Product Management Kris Maas.  “Working with Liebherr, we are honoured to bring solutions to these professionals around the world.”

Complete control for bulldozers

The Leica iCON dozer systems open new dimensions in earthmoving and fine grading. Bringing the design surfaces and alignments inside the cab, there is no longer a need for stringlines, stakes or hubs. Leica iCON iGD4SP Dual GNSS improves accuracies when working in demanding environments, such as steep slopes and spreading base material in preparation for concrete or asphalt. Combining technology for speed and precision with the dual GNSS antenna solution allows for the machine to operate at high speed while the blade is angled to efficiently control material from pass to pass.

Leica Geosystems – when it has to be right
With more than 200 years of history, Leica Geosystems, a Hexagon company, is the trusted supplier of premium sensors, software and services. Delivering value every day to professionals in surveying, construction, infrastructure, mining, mapping and other geospatial content-dependent industries, Leica Geosystems leads the industry with innovative solutions to empower our autonomous future.

Hexagon is a global leader in sensors, software and autonomous solutions. Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 20,000 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 3.9bn EUR.

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Contact:
Communications Team
Leica Geosystems AG
CH-9435 Heerbrugg
Switzerland
Tel: +41 71 727 3534
media@leica-geosystems.com

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