So basically, we purchased a D61PX Komatsu dozer with machine control. We are attempting to use our existing Emlid hardware to setup an Ntrip Base station, and go via SIM card to the dozer.
Currently, I have been able to get the Ntrip working fairly well for RS2 to RS2. Though if I am setting up on a point, and need a 10 second or 2-minute average, it will take about 2-5x as long. Even though it never goes out of “fix”. In the office I’ve been able to tie in about 3-7mm once I have adjusted to match a known control point. So the relative accuracy is top-notch.
Getting the Dozer’s Topcon system to connect to the Ntrip seems simple. However It was only giving an intermittent fix at best.
After some advice from @chascoadmin I have changed the update rate on the RS2 to 10hz. This seems to make a fairly reliable connection and fix on the dozer. HOWEVER. It only lasts for about 5 minutes.
I can move the dozer around, use the Auto’s to control the blade, and everything ties in great. But then it just flips off and shows that it is waiting to initialize. I’m not sure if it would reconnect itself on its own, but if I reset the receiver, it will connect again and continue for 5 minutes.
Any experience here from someone doing similar things? I feel like it’s not common. But if I can get this working, I think this would be a huge selling point for Emlid!