Trimble Introduces the AG GCS200 Grade Control System and CB60 Control Box for Agricultural Water Management

SUNNYVALE, Calif.,  Nov. 1, 2010—Trimble  (NASDAQ: TRMB) introduced the new AG GCS200 system for agricultural water  management. The system, specifically designed for land leveling and drainage  applications, works in conjunction with a laser transmitter to provide  automatic machine control of implements such as scrapers and drainage machines,  helping farmers to manage water on their fields regardless of crop type or  water requirements.                    

The  system is ideal for implements with PT valves, and can use either dual rigid  mast control, or single electric mast control.   Key components include the LR410 laser receiver and the new CB60 control  box, providing a digital elevation display that can be used in both survey and  control modes.  

The CB60  control box delivers greater flexibility than its predecessors with  configuration options for both surveying and grading. Owners of existing  control systems can use the CB60 box as a drop-in replacement product, so customers  with existing P.A. Laser Grade Control systems do not need any new cables or  components.

The AG GCS200 system  and the CB60 control box are compatible with English or Metric units and can be used with several types of laser controlled water  management and field-leveling products.  

“Drainage  and leveling professionals have experienced that through the use of laser-guided  leveling and drainage equipment, they can substantially improve productivity  and accuracy as well as provide the grower with increased crop yields,” said Erik Arvesen, vice president and general manager for  Trimble's Agriculture Division. “Now, the AG GCS200 makes it easier to keep  laser-leveling equipment operational and productive on scraper and drainage  type implements in the field.”

The AG GCS200 system  and the CB60 control box are available now. Contact a local Trimble  dealer at:  for more information.