Compact Equipment

NOV-DEC 2018

Compact Equipment is a magazine dedicated to equipment owners and operators of small, nimble, tool-carrying construction, landscape and ag equipment — such as skid steers, mini excavators, compact tractors, generators compressors and beyond.

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SERIOUS LABS AERIAL VIRTUAL REALITY TRAINING SIMULATOR Safety is maybe the most important ongoing issue facing aerial lift equip- ment. Serious Labs, a world leader in virtual reality (VR), is pioneering safety solutions with its new Aerial Virtual Reality Training Simulator. The simula- tor contains 18 scissor lift modules (scenarios on slab and diesel rough ter- rain scissor lifts) and 16 articulating boom lift scenarios. The simulations pro- gressively become more challenging, isolating tasks around driving, lifting, platform positioning and operating. Each module can take a novice about 75 minutes — a seasoned pro about 45 minutes. Metrics provide feedback about the operator's performance, showing weaknesses and strengths. For more info, visit seriouslabs.com. THE FUTURE IS NOW TRIMBLE'S EARTHWORKS GO! GRADE CONTROL PLATFORM Grading with compact equipment has reached new levels of ease, af- fordability and accuracy. Enter Trimble Earthworks GO! Grade Control Platform, a 2D grade control solution for grading attachments. It is the only bring-your-own-device (BYOD) compact machine control solution available today that runs on Android or iOS smartphones. The system leverages laser technology to enable site preparation and utility work for grading flat and simple slopes. The software is actually designed for small site contractors. The platform requires little training and boasts increas- ing an operator's productivity up to 20 percent. Bonus: It's one of the easiest systems on the market to install, says Trimble. For more info, visit trimble.com. DANFOSS AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE INTEGRATION SYSTEM DAVIS — Danfoss Autonomous Vehicle Integration System — is one of the most exciting tech launches of the year, offering OEMs the abil- ity to add autonomous characteristics to off-highway machines. DAVIS integrates the company's extensive application knowledge in hydraulics, electronics, sensors and cloud-based command interfaces to create an au- tonomous system. A cloud-based command interface is used for controls and data analytics. The machine can also determine the most efficient path with localized algorithms, rather than through a cloud-based ser- vice. It factors in local maps to identify drivable areas and continuously evaluates local conditions. There's much more, so visit danfoss.com for extra info. Three Technology Products That Are Changing the Equipment Industry 38 Compact Equipment NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018

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