State of the Art GPS Technology
McAninch adopted GPS in 1999 when Trimble Navigation introduced the dual-antenna Site Vision system that employs guidance and machine control. Light bars mounted in the operator’s field of vision signal proper blade angle as the machine moves, while a video display shows the proper cut or fill on the job site. The immediate benefits are speed and extreme accuracy.
For decades, equipment operators took their instructions from stakes in the ground that had to be moved and reset as the work unfolded. Onboard GPS receivers allow scrapers, dozers, and graders to plot accurate courses with little or no reference to in-ground markers. Our GPS Technology is state of the art and we have an experienced GPS division in-house that brings their experience and knowledge to each one of our projects.
With GPS, supervisors no longer have to reset stakes so they can concentrate on haul routes and cycle times. At day’s end they drive their sites in GPS-equipped pickups and send progress data to the home office so estimators can check productivity against the original schedule. All earthmoving tasks and management functions are improved by GPS, and these benefits are seen in all the work that the McAninch team does.
Why do you work at McAninch?
Brad Wagaman – 20 Years with McAninch – Welder
I came in as a lube technician, changing oil in the equipment and did that for two years. Then a position came open in the welding shop, and I’ve been doing it for the last 18 years. We’re all a close family, we all get along, everyone helps each other out. I would say they’re a good company just because of the environment we work in. The maintenance facility is nice and it makes it easier, safer for us and that trickles out in to the field. Everything is well-maintained, the tools we get to use – everything is just top-notch and makes our lives a lot easier and safer.