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Grade Control

Simplifying Grade Management

  • Calculate more accurate estimates.
  • Eliminate placing and replacing stakes.
  • Eliminate the need for the operator to exit the cab to check the grade.
  • Complete tasks sooner so you can move on to the next job.

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Grade-Control Options

Grade-Control-Ready

Your dozer, motor grader, or Excavator will come pre-plumbed, wired, and ready for easy installation of the grade-control system you choose, be it Topcon, Trimble, or Leica.

SmartGrade™ Crawler Dozers

A Topcon 3D-MC² system is fully integrated into the machine. There are no external masts or cables, and the complete system is supported by your John Deere dealer.

Excavator Grade Reference Ready Option

Many G-Series Excavators can be ordered with optional mounting points on link, arm, boom, upperstructure, and counterweight for grade reference system sensors of your choice.


SmartGrade Integrated Grade Control

What is SmartGrade?

Our dozers (and now select Excavators) with fully-integrated SmartGrade systems work smarter for improved uptime and efficiency.

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SmartGrade Quick Facts

Learn more about the features and benefits of SmartGrade Dozers & Excavators through this easy-to-read, visual infographic.

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