Get to Grade Accurately in Fewer Passes With Cat® Connect GRADE
Do your construction applications include grading and paving? We know you need to get to grade quickly and without rework to be profitable. Cat® Connect GRADE technologies combine digital design data, in-cab guidance and automatic machine control to help you hit target grade faster with more consistent results.
Thanks to easy-to-read displays that show real-time cut/fill data and arrows that indicate exactly which direction to move the cutting edge, GRADE technologies help operators work more accurately, and finish jobs in fewer passes—from bulk earthmoving to finish grade. You’ll get efficiency gains up to 50%, while reducing material, surveying, and labor costs. Whether you’re working on simple planes and slopes or complex contour designs, you’ll get more work done—in less time and at a lower cost—than ever before.
GRADE Technologies are compatible with the following types of Cat machines:
- Cold Planers
- Asphalt Pavers
- Motor Graders
Cat GRADE Technologies Provide Greater Control for Operators
Cat GRADE gives operators easy access to a host of in-cab features that enhance control of the machine. The easy-to-read displays allow operators to monitor all aspects of machine performance with just a quick glance. Built-in cab and joystick controls simplify operation, while providing the option for automated operation to reach target grades faster. Real-time cut/fill data delivers prompt feedback so operators can work more quickly and make immediate adjustments when necessary.
Other key operator features include Auto Blade Assist and Sequence Assist that automate many repetitive tasks, which saves time and increases efficiency. The AutoCarry feature takes control of specific machine functions so operators can focus on guiding the machine during grading. Both new and experienced grading equipment operators will be able to work more productively and comfortably than ever.
GRADE Technologies Increase Worksite Safety
By giving your operators immediate access to valuable design information, Cat Connect GRADE reduces the dependence on stakes, string lines and other related grading equipment — and also reduces the workers needed to implement them. Fewer workers on a jobsite decreases the likelihood of on-the-job accidents and injuries. Because your operators won’t have to be as vigilant for workers wandering about, they can devote more attention to completing the task at hand.
Monitor operations and maintain production targets.Combine GRADE technologies with LINK technologies and detailed information can be remotely accessed online via VisionLink®.