Livermore, Calif. – July 31, 2008 – Topcon Positioning Systems (TPS) has developed customized machine control add-on kits for Komatsu’s D51 dozer model.

The new kits offer a “glove-fit package for mounting brackets, cables, hydraulics and MC components,” according to Murray Lodge, vice president of construction sales.  These kits simplify the installation saving valuable time in the field.

Features of the kits include:
  • Access holes throughout the machine for easy cable routing;
  • Low-profile control box bracket for better viewing;
  • Preset locations for mounting Topcon’s machine receiver;
  • Bolt-on mounts for pilot valve bracket;
  • Cable protection through a recessed J-box; and
  • Bolt-on slope sensor bracket and anti-vibration mount.
To minimize cable routing, a new junction box has been designed for Millimeter GPS cable connection, single and dual GPS connectors, slope and laser/sonic connectors.