Our customers tell us that assistance technologies make virtually all operators, regardless of their skill level, better at their jobs. An individual using Cat® Grade with Assist, for example, can hit target grade about 45% faster than someone who doesn’t have the technology and 30% faster than someone who’s using a guidance-only system. There’s far less over-digging, and the final finish is smoother and neater. Plus, learning to use this 2D system is simple, and you can upgrade to 3D technology when it’s time. And because the operator has assistance, there’s a lot less fatigue over the course of a shift.
Every site is different, but think about the cost savings that are generated when work gets done 45% faster: fuel, labor, machine hours, rework, bedding materials, grade stakes, grade checkers and more. It adds up fast. We’ve seen contractors recoup their investment in Cat GRADE with Assist with one big job. Many others receive a full payback within one year.
There are good reasons to consider an investment in assistance technology. In the right application, it’s an easy way to improve productivity, control costs and address the skilled labor shortage without a huge capital outlay for 3D infrastructure. Talk to your Cat dealer to find out if this technology is a good fit for your business.
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