Carlson Landfill Grade: GPS-Powered Landfill Compaction System

Take the guesswork out of landfill compaction and grading with Carlson Landfill Grade — You’ll both lower fuel costs and lessen carbon footprint, too! Carlson Landfill Grade, a 3D positioning software that provides real-time information in the machine and in the office, enables optimal compaction with less passes for both lower fuel consumption and lower cost of operation while also reducing machine wear. The software’s accurate daily analysis reporting of actual material placement enables landfill operators to increase density and make best use of the landfill. In the field, the Landfill Grade software gives operators easy-to-use and real-time information so they can both optimize airspace and manager their slopes and fills. In the office, the Command and Control software provides real-time information so managers can see and manager key performance indicators such as:
  • Airspace Utilization
  • Volume and Density
  • Compaction Tracking (deflection and pass counts)
  • Slope and Grade Management
  • Productivity (machine, operator, landfill)
  • Machine Utilization
Also provides:
  • Customizable screens
  • Support for most all GPS/GNSS receivers
  • Direct import of .dwg, .dxf, TN3, GC3, LN3, TIN, GRD and more…


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Key Benefits

  • Track your compaction in real time with color mapping using pass counts or vertical deflection
  • Share data real-time between two machines with Dynamic Data Exchange (DDE)  for maximum productivity
  • Reduce airspace, maximize compaction to reach optimum density in less time
  • Easily generate Airspace Utilization Factor (AUF), plus daily density and volume reports
  • Minimize daily cover
  • Analyze productivity and report from anywhere

Additional Features:

  • Eliminates overfill for outer design slopes
  • True recording of actual material placement
  • Avoidance Zones such as gas wells and hazardous material placement
  • Import of scale house weights for daily density calculations
  • Forward/reverse compaction
  • Collect and stake points
  • Heartbeat Connectivity connects machines and office
  • Remote monitoring of machines available with Carlson Fleet Manager Office
  • Historical playback for machines and material placement

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Landfill Demo 1

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Landfill Demo 2

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Landfill Demo 3



Dave Jordan
National Machine Control Sales Manager