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DC tea Party
Welcome to the mid-month edition of our October 2009 eNewsletter. We are well on our way into Q4 09 and positive news continues to trickle off the wire, albeit just a trickle. I for one am happy the trend is up so will take what I can get. Spring 2010 should offer more hope but likely this is not the light at the end of the tunnel. So the opportunity continues for implementing more efficient and productive methods.
If you have articles, case studies or want to show our readers how you use machine control technology, I invite you to send me an email. Everyone is welcome and together we will grow our businesses. Growing the pie by accelerating technology adoption; this is our mission.
I hope you enjoy the newsletter. Please stay tuned, visiting us often, as we update the website daily.
Best regards,
Randy Noland
Managing Editor & Co-Founder
Machine Control Online

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NorTrax
Check out our video of the week, hand-picked by our editorial team:
NorTrax Grand Opening – Ft Meyers, Florida
John Deere dealer, NorTrax opens a new facility in Ft. Meyers, Florida defying current economic news. Heavy Equipment and positioning systems were on display featuring Topcon's 3DMC squared dozer system installed on the new John Deere 764 high-speed dozer. A slideshow of images can be viewed here.
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New Articles for September, From the Machine Control Online Authors...

Randy & PaulThe Value of Training - Would you hire a machinist who wasn’t exactly sure how to use a lathe? What about a mechanic who knew only "a little" about tuning a car?   It takes good tools and good skills to do any job well. Yet even with this knowledge, companies routinely ask their highly paid technical employees to use ....

Marco CecalaIt's All About the Data: Training the Trainer  - I am in the process of preparing training manuals for software training classes we are going to begin soon. The good news is we have years of experience with thousands of jobs under our belts, the bad news is we have too much information. I know you don’t care to learn how I wrote a script to translate and ….

Jay JonesMachine Control & the Land Surveyor: How Do I Charge for building 3D Machine Control Data? - Over the past few weeks I have been teaching a seminar titled "Stake Your Claim in Machine Control Guidance and Digital Terrain Modeling" in conjunction with another licensed land surveyor and the sales manager for a machine control dealer. The Associated General ....

=Chad CooperData Prep: Tips, Tricks & Techniques: Contours You Could Live by  - To continue my discussion of contours, I want to address the last type of project: subdivisions. Subdivisions are somewhat unique in our project types in that they can vary greatly in both detail and scope. A subdivision in Arkansas may have only a series of roadways and no detail for the lots once you ….

=Nigel AdamsNew Technology Spotlight: Wireless-2D Excavator System - New Price Point!  - In my previous article I announced that I had been researching the various excavator machine guidance products as a means of bringing me up to speed with the latest available product and technologies. Subsequent to this I decided to narrow my focus and look for products that would ....

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Topcon 3D-MC²

Speed. Allows your machine-control dozer to operate at twice its normal speed.

Accuracy. Grade accuracy unmatched by the competition.

Smoothness. The smoothness of a grader.

3D-MC². The future just got a little brighter.

 

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Construction Market to Increase 11% in 2010, Says McGraw-Hill Construction Outlook Report
NorTrax Grand Opening - Image Slideshow
GeoShack and Topcon Selected to Provide GPS Machine Control for Texas Toll 130 Highway Project
A Bingham-based laser mapping company has jointly developed a laser scanning robot
Trimble Introduces PCS900 Paving Control System to Improve the
Dow Jones industrials pass 10,000 for 1st time in a year
Trimble's New Mill and Fill Solutions for Road Resurfacing Contractors Increase Smoothness and Reduc
Caterpillar Inc. Maintains Dividend Rate
Auto-Guide˛ sets course for higher productivity
Bentley and Pointools Sign Continuous Technology Transfer Agreement to Incorporate Vortex Engine in
RapidEye Successfully Completes Imaging Of Canadian Growing Season in 2009
Farmer field day studies GPS technology
MINEGEM™ Underground Automation System Enhances Safety
Caterpillar to Introduce Integrated Object
Topcon Tierra secures 2009 Technology Vision Award
Caterpillar® AccuGrade saves time and money in Slovenia
Topcon Appoints GeoShack Construction Machine Control Dealer for the Province of Quebec, Canada
AGC of American Unveils Construction Recovery Plan
MachineControlOnline Article on 3D Excavator Systems Published in ACW
Autodesk and Trimble Create AutoCAD Civil 3D Data Exchange Tool to Help Break Down Barrier

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Randy Noland: #1 Challenge for Machine Control Adoption - Industry Perspective
Paul Hahn: Grading on the Edge
Paul Hahn: Useful Book on Machine Control
Randy Noland: Better Video for MachineControlOnline.com
Marco Cecala: Don’t be a Fanboy
Chad Cooper BSCE: Never Hurts to Ask
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