New Technology Tools for Concrete Contractors

Just in time for the spring construction season, the new technologies include heavy equipment innovations and a handheld radar scanner.

Construction Dive

March 14, 2024

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John Deere

Positioning and sensor specialty firm Leica, part of Stockholm-based digital reality company Hexagon, has partnered with heavy equipment maker John Deere. Leica’s technology will now sit inside Deere’s SmartGrade 3D grade control system, a combination the two firms say will allow builders to improve efficiency and reduce material costs and the number of passes required to grade a jobsite. That last benefit should also translate into safety gains, according to the companies, by reducing traffic on construction sites. 

“Together, we will bring new levels of accuracy, productivity and accelerate the implementation of safe and sustainable workflows to the construction industry,” said Troy Dahlin, Leica’s vice president of heavy construction in the U.S. and Canada, in the release. Leica’s technology will be available on select John Deere equipment later this year.

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