Skip to main content

Trimble to supply next generation loader scales for Hitachi wheel loaders

Published by , Editor
Dry Bulk,

Trimble and Hitachi Construction Machinery Loaders America Inc. (HCMA) announced the availability of Trimble® LOADRITE® L3180 SmartScale as an option on Hitachi wheel loaders in the US.

The LOADRITE L3180 SmartScale uses weighing intelligence and solid state sensors for more accurate, precise and faster loading. It also connects machines and devices for the collection and syncing of data via the built-in WiFi to InsightHQ™ reporting portal. InsightHQ consolidates live, operational information from Trimble LOADRITE devices on loaders, excavators and conveyors across the site, to provide near real time productivity and performance reports for extraction, processing and load-out operations.

Re-engineered from the ground up, Trimble's innovative, next generation loader scale platform features smarter weighing, smarter data management and a smarter operator interface. Intelligence in the weighing software and new hardware gives operators of all skill levels the ability to load faster and more productively than ever before.

"The Trimble-Hitachi collaboration is a demonstration of our customer focus and dedication to bringing Hitachi wheel loader customers the latest construction technology," said Al Quinn, Vice President, Operations, HCMA. "Combining the strength of Hitachi's world-leading wheel loader technology with the accuracy and usability of Trimble LOADRITE scales enables customers to improve loadout productivity and efficiency."

"Leveraging the collaboration between Trimble and Hitachi for advanced construction technology, this new programme brings Trimble technology and Hitachi machinery together, helping the customer maximise productivity from their wheel loader," said Johan Smet, General Manager of Trimble's Aggregates Division. "Together, Trimble and Hitachi make it easier for contractors and aggregate producers by streamlining the order process for Hitachi machines with Trimble weighing systems."

The L3180 loader scale will be showcased at Trimble Dimensions User Conference in Las Vegas from 5 - 7 November 2018.

Smarter weighing

The L3180 offers more precise weighing than previous generation LOADRITE scales, in a wide range of conditions including adjusting for rough terrain, operator technique and machine movement using new weighing intelligence. The system also features digital CAN-bus sensors for noise immunity and ground slope compensation as standard.

Smarter data management

The L3180 now offers in-cab key performance indicators (KPIs), including ton/hour, tons and truck count to enable operators to monitor performance and achieve daily targets. When using Trimble's cloud-based InsightHQ quarry reporting portal, personnel can gain access to site production and operator performance KPIs on desktop or mobile devices. Data is presented in dashboard or graphical formats, including a new loadout performance heatmap, powered by built-in GPS. The system caches data locally and then syncs it with InsightHQ.

Smarter interface

The L3180 features a 5.7 in. touchscreen display, which is twice the size of previous generation scales. Colorful graphics, cleaner interface design and the new touchscreen allow for faster menu navigation and interaction. New loading information detail including customer and product for each job can be customised on the interface by each operator to match their workflow and make it easier to see the right information for maximum productivity.

Read the article online at:

You might also like


Embed article link: (copy the HTML code below):