Trimble Ready Factory Option Uses GPS to Control New Vermeer Terrain Leveler Machine

Trimble and Vermeer announced today the introduction of a Trimble Ready® factory option for the new Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler® surface excavation machine (SEM). Vermeer T1255III SEMs that ship from the factory Trimble Ready make it faster and easier to install a Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System, which can reduce the cost and complexity of the installation.

The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System uses GPS to control cutting head depth and pitch. Operators can cut to the surface mine plan more precisely and eliminate rapid changes in cutting depth, which can impact productivity. Machine steering coordinates can also be provided by GCS900 to reduce human error for cutting head overlap and maximize the efficiency of the machine. In addition, the mine operator can set parameters where the machine can and cannot cut using a 3D constructible model and machine control.

"Trimble and Vermeer have worked closely together to make precision machine control and steering available for the Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler SEM," said Patrick Robinson of Vermeer. "When the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System is used, productivity gains can be realized by our customers."

"We are excited to introduce a Trimble Ready option for the new Vermeer Terrain Leveler SEM that can make it faster and less expensive to install Trimble technology," said Jim Green, business area director for Trimble OEM Solutions, Civil Engineering and Construction Division. "Contractors may now realize an even quicker return on their construction technology investment."

Availability

The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System for Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler SEMs is available globally through the SITECH® dealer channel.

About Vermeer

Vermeer Corporation delivers a real impact in a progressing world through the manufacture of high-quality surface mining, underground construction, tree care, environmental and agricultural equipment. With a reputation for durability and reliability, the equipment is backed by localized customer service and support provided by independent dealers around the world.

To learn more about Vermeer Corporation, visit: www.vermeer.com.

Source: http://www.trimble.com/

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