Y INTELLIGENTLY-GUIDED TURN 17 20-foot cut that called for a 1-to-1 slope. The job had been engineered so his operator and the iMC dozer followed the CAD plans. When the owner saw the finished work he complained the slope was too steep. Sayre had a surveyor confirm the job was completed to plan. The owner then requested the slopes be laid back to a 2-to-1 slope. We just dialed it in and the iMC did it. We ended up with a sizeable change order on that job. In the past I would have done the regrade for free because I would have never known to have it surveyed because I was sure the machine had done it correctly. I would have moved more dirt for the same price. Now the dozer is not just saving us money its making us more money Sayre said. Sayre had been reluctant to invest in an iMC machine because he thought it would only work on an engineered project where blueprints or CAD plans were available. However Mike Fenster Columbus Equipment Companys TSE manager showed him how to execute a project without plans. It doesnt matter if the project is engineered or you drew it on a napkin Sayre said. You just show the dozer where you want it and how deep. You can take it out on any site. It is so much easier to put a site in than to find experienced operators and laborers he added. The technology is an investment. However when contractors find out what iMC does for them and put a pencil to it Komatsu will not be able to make these intelligent machines fast enough. I can put my least experienced guy in the D51i and have him grade the site which is the job that requires the most experience. Chuck Sayre VP Sayre Construction Company When contractors find out what iMC does for them Komatsu will not be able to make these intelligent machines fast enough. Chuck Sayre VP Sayre Construction Company Left Chuck and Stan Sayre pictured onsite with their Komatsu D51EXi crawler dozer. Center and right The D51EXi has not only revolutionized the way the Sayres move soil but the way they approach the jobsite and the projects they perform.