Hitachi, Trimble partner on weighing technology

By |  October 25, 2018
The Trimble Loadrite L3180 indicator.

The Trimble Loadrite L3180 indicator. Photo courtesy of Trimble.

The Trimble Loadrite L3180 SmartScale is now available as an option on Hitachi wheel loaders in the United States.

According to Trimble, the Loadrite L3180 uses weighing intelligence and solid state sensors for more accurate, precise and faster loading. It also connects machines and devices for the collection and syncing of data via the built-in WiFi to InsightHQ reporting portal.

InsightHQ consolidates live, operational information from Trimble Loadrite devices on loaders, excavators and conveyors across the sites, providing near real-time productivity and performance reports for extraction, processing and load-out operations.

“Leveraging the collaboration between Trimble and Hitachi for advanced construction technology, this new program brings Trimble technology and Hitachi machinery together, helping the customer maximize productivity from their wheel loader,” says Johan Smet, general manager of Trimble’s aggregate division. “Together, Trimble and Hitachi make it easier for contractors and aggregate producers by streamlining the order process for Hitachi machines with Trimble weighing systems.”

According to Trimble, the L3180 offers more precise weighing than previous generation Loadrite scales in a range of conditions, including adjusting for rough terrain, operator technique and machine movement using new weighing intelligence. The system features digital CAN-bus sensors for noise immunity and ground slope compensation as standard.

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