Though “Machine Control” technology has been around since the 70’s, dramatic technological improvements in recent years are revolutionizing how site-prep contractors build projects. This evolution in technology is helping more and more contractors increase their production, reduce their costs, and increase their profitability. All this is accomplished by more precisely controlling materials, reducing engineering and staking costs (while cutting to grade with fewer passes), and using less-skilled operators. Because most of these improvements have come in just the past few years, there aren’t a lot of good sources of information about it. That’s the objective of this book. We want to provide enough information, and in sufficient detail, to allow you to easily grasp the concepts. The end result is a book that will help you to understand, evaluate, and use Machine Control technology to make your operation more productive.