The CASE 1150M, 1650M, and 2050M dozers can now be equipped with the all-new SiteControl
CoPilot powered by Leica Geosystems
. Available factory-installed or as a retrofit, the CoPilot system bridges the gap between automatic and indicate-only systems and offers a cost-effective entry into 2D and 3D machine control technology.
The CASE SiteControl CoPilot system is the result of a partnership with Leica Geosystems, and is comprised of an inertial measurement unit, wiring harness and in-cab display. The system allows operators to set a desired slope/grade reference, and automatically holds that slope/grade without the need for lasers, masts or GPS, regardless of underfoot conditions, enabling operators to easily achieve and maintain a smooth surface, slope or grade throughout the work area.
Once the operator has set the slope/grade specifications, the system automatically adjusts blade position to produce a reliable and consistent quality surface, eliminating the need for additional passes and re-work. An integrated in-cab display provides real-time data to the operator.
The system can also be a building block for Leica 2D and 3D system upgrades as needs evolve. This system functionality can be added to existing 2D and 3D machine control systems, and is compatible with existing 2D and 3D Leica displays.
In 2014, Case Construction Equipment and Leica Geosystems announced a partnership to develop and provide machine control technologies, both factory-installed and aftermarket, throughout the CASE line of construction equipment. Part of a global alliance between Leica Geosystems and CNH Industrial, the agreement includes a commitment to shared product development, which enables the full integration of Leica Geosystems solutions from the factory on Case equipment and expands access and support of machine control technologies through a growing number of CASE Certified Precision Solution Dealers.
The partnership also includes the availability of off-machine precision construction tools through North America CASE dealers, including pipe lasers, rotating lasers, underground utility locators and automatic/electronic levels. CASE has developed three levels of certification that enable each dealer to carry the expanded product offering, and provide consultation and customer service on precision construction products and applications.