Topcon launches machine control solution for compact equipment

Staff Report, February 2 2022

New MC-Mobile portable machine control for compact equipment brings performance benefits of full-size machine control guidance to skid-steers, compact tracked loaders and other compact equipment

Topcon has introduced a portable machine control solution for compact equipment that brings the user experience and competitive performance benefits of full-size machine control guidance solutions to compact excavators, skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders (CTL).

Topcon Positioning Group said in a statement that their all-new MC-Mobile is based on the Topcon MC-X machine control platform. The MC-Mobile provides users with “design, build and check functionalities and a feature-rich Topcon software experience”, said the solutions provider. Operators can utilise modular components for a wide range of applications, including grade checking, creating designs on the fly and self-performing site layouts without traditional staking.

Displays and other components are designed to be easily shared across numerous machines in owned or rental fleet environments. These pieces can also be moved from grade checking/layout rover pole to machine and back.

Jamie Williamson, executive vice president, Topcon Positioning Group, said: “MC-Mobile is a simplified, yet comprehensive machine control and site work solution for any contractor that uses compact equipment. It’s easy to set up and use, it’s affordable, and it offers the same competitive benefits of machine control solutions designed for larger equipment. MC-Mobile enables contractors to get jobs done faster and more accurately — eliminating costly rework and allowing them to reallocate resources to other tasks on the job site. MC-Mobile simplifies many tasks, giving business owners more control of their budgets and operations, creating downstream value and efficiency for operations of any size.”