In June we spent the day onsite with Morgan Sindall on the A421 Expressway project. Flannery have been involved in the creation of a dual carriageway from the Eagle Farm roundabout to Junction 13 of the M1. A stretch of road that is used by almost 30,000 vehicles a day.
Having invested heavily over the past twelve months in the Cat Next Generation product range this project was ideal to trial the benefits of the new CAT 320 tracked excavator. Packed with safety features and the latest technology including Cat Grade Assist, Cat Grade and Cat Payload, these machines offer a noticeable advancement in connected and automated plant technology, making them ideal for complex earthworks schemes.
The particular focus for this trial was Trimble Earthworks platform. The technology allows data files to be loaded into the system (via USB or remotely) which then enables the operator to work accurately with the latest digital model.