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Technology

GPS Base Station


Technology and tools:

  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Trimble Paydirt Site Work
  • Trimble Business Center HCE
  • Heavybid
  • Microsoft Project
  • GCS 900 - GPS Machine Control
  • GCS 900 - UTS Machine Control
  • Leica PowerDigger 2D
  • Topcon System 4+
  • Trimble Robotic Total Stations
  • Trimble GPS

Pihl Excavating utilizes state of the art software for estimating and 3D modeling to analyze every project that we undertake. We use our computer generated models to construct the finished product using automated GPS and laser-guided heavy equipment systems, which provide precision accuracy. We have found that these advanced methods routinely increase our production by 25 to 30 percent over conventional methods. These methods provide the added benefit of enhancing safety for our crew members by limiting the need for grade checkers on the ground while heavy equipment is operating. Our survey technicians are able to check the correctness of the finished product by integrating the design CAD files with our robotic total station and GPS in the field to assure quality control.


Learn more about our use of 2D guidance system for excavators.