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?
John Hollinger – 46 Years with McAninch – Lowboy Driver
When I started at McAninch 46 years ago I was a mechanic’s assistant and then transitioned to being a driver. The people and the wages are what really sets McAninch apart from the rest. I think McAninch probably has the highest wages in the area and allow you to determine your career path without keeping you in one specific position. They let you go to schools to help expand your skillset and get better while continuing to grow in your career. McAninch has been all that I have known, but I do know that the people that have left have come back and always said ‘I wish I would have stayed here’.