Quick surface creation lets you perform simple operations with your iMC 2.0 dozer without digital plans
Moving dirt with little or no staking and surveying has become much easier with integrated GPS grade control. Simply upload 3D data, perform a short calibration, and you’re ready to strip, push, place and grade materials.
However, what if you have a task that’s not in the plans? Perhaps you want to create a level surface for a job site trailer, or it’s about to rain and you want to make sure water drains to a certain area.
“Even without plans, you can easily get simple jobs done in short order with the quick surface creation feature on new iMC (intelligent Machine Control) 2.0 dozers,” said Ron Schwieters, Komatsu senior product manager, iMC & hardware. “It lets operators easily create a temporary design surface.”
To use quick surface creation:
• Lower the blade to the ground or target elevation.
• Press the “quick surface creation” button on the monitor. Values are entered automatically based on your current blade position.
• Adjust values, if desired. When you are ready, press “OK” to set the temporary design surface. The “quick surface adjustment” button will display.
• Move material.
You can adjust the temporary design surface parameters by pressing the “quick surface adjustment” button. Touch the desired parameters to be modified and adjust accordingly.
“This is a great tool for times when there is no 3D data available,” said Schwieters. “You can use it for a wide variety of tasks, including stripping topsoil and haul road cleanup.
It’s another way to utilize and maximize your iMC investment to the fullest.”