- Jan 18, 2021
When I talked with Sitech about a 2d system for our Kubota it was close to 15k. Up to 20 depending on options. 37k sounds like a base level 3d system.
Then the Idigbest is the system for u , very accurate fast , and for a little $ u add hyd assist , and it helps dig on grade a lot faster .My 2 cents having had automatics on my e42, I actually chose to go for an indicate only system with Trimble.
For what I do, which is dig trenches for pipe, basements, and slabs, although automatics are certainly nice, they weren't worth the added cost to me. The big thing I needed to speed up operations was to eliminate the guy holding the grade rod, not help me run the shovel. Automatics buy skill, and if you have super tight tolerances, they do have value. But for basements and slabs, the concrete guys that follow me are over the moon if I'm +/- 1/2"-3/4". With many of these systems they can be configured to emit a tone, just like a laser receiver. Eventually you learn to just grade by ear.
Can Phil from I dig Best give an up to date review. Id like to hear how it compares to the Trimble Earthworks 2d for an excavator which costs around $15k incl installation and 7" display as they quoted me Nov. 2020 No automatics though but can be added for around another $10k
The Trimble system is well over priced in for Gps Guy's small businesses overrated. Trimble likes to buy systems for people or give them deals. I can't refuse so they write good reviews. Ask some of the guys writing on here if that's not true. I'm going to have some customers that don't get it and that's OK but I can guarantee you one thing about the system. If you have a problem you can call me if I don't answer call me again, I container system better than anybody on earth. Some of the guys riding on here has 6 inches of slop in their bucket pan and they're still getting grade wondering why it gets off a little bit. I guarantee you that any of you have a problem fly me out to your machine And we'll do a video together with you bragging about it. But somehow there aren't real machine operators either. Through Covid in times people can save money doing their own installs. I suggest flying me out to your install. You have to want the system to work for you to get the best out of it . This is like a good race car they can win all the races but you gotta keep up with it and I'll help is free forever.Can Phil from I dig Best give an up to date review. Id like to hear how it compares to the Trimble Earthworks 2d for an excavator which costs around $15k incl installation and 7" display as they quoted me Nov. 2020 No automatics though but can be added for around another $10k
Idigbest system works well till rotators. You'll learn that you don't need a rotation sensor. You don't dig sideways if you do and you need to know an exact grade just rotate your bucket back square and touch left side center or right side to see your exact grade. I think Vasco dig forward and reverse, and any tilt angle on the tilt rotator. In a can do better than the competition if anybody would like to compare, let me know. Trimble Leica, Topcon I'll have more latency or delay. Therefore, their accuracy is that like Idigbest, Idigbest is like a CNC every millimeter you know exact grade instantly. It allows the human to work and change on the floor. Without pushing the buttons you got it won't work guys no matter what system it is turn your race car that's how champions work.Trimble and Leica both offer the position sensor that is attached to the Steelwrist or Rototilt attachment. I don't think you would ever see that come on the attachment itself since there are several possible options on what brand the customer chose for a guidance solution and some may not want that option at all.
You need to read a little farther in his remarks you'll see that after I went and helped him is able to dig correctly now. He's talking about it drifting up and you have to check your grade. He's not telling you that his Kobelco bucket has approximately 6 inches of sway forward and back. The bucket pins have never been greased, but the Dig System still can get a perfect grade if he pays attention to it. There's no other Dig System that can possibly do auto calibration like we do to correct that loose pin and the bushing problem. We gotta have haters out there guys. I always suggest go run an I dig system or something before you fly out to us. Would you run our system? You will be purchasing it before you leave. It always happens but not everybody likes the best and/or will find any excuse not to pay the difference 3172100220Sounds like "I dig just fine" without it and the headaches. To be fair though,you could have gotten one made on a Friday, but the last thing you want to hear as an end user from the manufacturer is "we are stumped", gee thanks, you're stumped and I'm a lot lighter in the pocket.
What part of system are u looking for easier to operate??I have an idig and am selling it to go to a 2d system that is a little easier to operate and has some better support. I had mixed results but overall it was more good than bad with the system. I put in septic systems and some field drainage but also do demo with the same machine so switching to a wireless sensor system.