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GPS (Global Positioning System) Trimble GCS900

This course provides an introduction to Trimble utilizing GPS technology. OETIM, in conjunction with  the biggest challenges in the construction industry guide operators on learning the technology that makes significant improvements in project workflow - dramatically increasing their production, improving their accuracy and lowering their operating costs.  


Training will consist of a combination of theory and practical training using the Trimble system.  OETIM has a Cat D5 Dozer that is GPS ready for the Trimble system.

Topics Covered:

 RTK Fundamentals

 Understanding communication link between Base and Machine

 How to load / change Basic functions of the control box

 Zoom In / Zoom Out

•  How to pan

•  Measure and enter the blade wear dimension

•  How to navigate to diagnostics screen to report issues

•  How to validate the system information

•  Understanding vertical guidance and when to use it

•  Select a horizontal alignment and enter offset

•  Select a horizontal alignment and enter offset

•  Describe the GCS900 components

OETIM’s training site is located just north of the City of Winnipeg where we have 160 acres to simulate a realistic work environment.


There are no pre-requisites for this course; however previous experience working on a machine with GCS900 would be beneficial.