Grade Control

  • 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.

Grade-Control Options


Your dozer or motor grader 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 of 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 with fully-integrated SmartGrade systems work smarter for improved uptime and efficiency.

SmartGrade Quick Facts

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