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?
Brian Veach – 20 Years with McAninch – Operating Engineer
Throughout the years, we’ve done a lot of housing developments, commercial work, and we worked on the penitentiary in Fort Madison. I’ve had a lot of different experiences. They don’t settle for the norm here. If you need any equipment adjustments, they’ll take care of it. If they send a piece of equipment out to a job site and need to adjust something, they’ll do it. We get the job done safe, fast, and efficient without cutting corners. We’re number one and we take a lot of pride in our work and at the end of the day it feels like a family.