Leica Geosystems announces 3D machine control compatibility options for Caterpillar NGH excavators

14 March 2023

(Heerbrugg, Switzerland, 14 March, 2023) Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, today announced a new option for Caterpillar Next Gen Hydraulic (NGH) excavator users to leverage Leica Geosystems’ 3D machine control solution with Cat Assist features. 

To get the job done right the first time, civil contractors want solutions that are easy to use. Through this strategic cooperation, Leica Geosystems and Caterpillar now offer simplified installation of the Leica MC1 3D machine control technology into the Caterpillar Next Gen 2D excavators.

The enhanced interoperability will provide customers with simpler installation of the Leica MC1 3D machine control solution as an aftermarket system on existing Caterpillar’s standard NGH. Customers can inquire about minimum compatibility requirements for 3D machine control solutions for Caterpillar Next Gen 2D excavators at their local Cat dealer. The sale and support of the Leica MC1 3D machine control system will be handled by authorised Leica Geosystems distributors.


Upgrade workflows with advanced 3D machine control


The Leica MC1 machine control system is designed to assist the operator to precisely achieve the planned design. Design information and real-time cut/fill indications are displayed in the cab on the Leica MCP80 control panel, allowing operators to efficiently excavate to the reference design. The solution ensures higher accuracy and operator satisfaction while increasing productivity and sustainability. 


”Leica Geosystems’ leading GNSS positioning and software technology coupled with Caterpillar´s world-class and powerful excavators provide a ready-to-use solution to construction professionals aiming to increase productivity on the jobsite,” says Rainer Bippen, OEM Director at Leica Geosystems.


Learn more about the Leica MC1 3D machine control solution here.

Hexagon is the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies. We are putting data to work to boost efficiency, productivity, quality and safety across industrial, manufacturing, infrastructure, public sector, and mobility applications.

Our technologies are shaping production and people related ecosystems to become increasingly connected and autonomous – ensuring a scalable, sustainable future.

Hexagon (Nasdaq Stockholm: HEXA B) has approximately 24,500 employees in 50 countries and net sales of approximately 5.4bn EUR. Learn more at hexagon.com and follow us @HexagonAB.

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