Surface Excavation Machine supports Trimble control system.

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Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler® is available with Trimble Ready® factory option that facilitates installation of Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System. Latter, which uses GPS to control cutting head depth and pitch, lets operators cut to surface mine plan precisely while eliminating rapid changes in cutting depth. Machine steering coordinates can also be provided by GCS900 to reduce human error for cutting head overlap and maximize machine efficiency.

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Trimble and Vermeer Introduce Trimble Ready Factory Program with a GPS Steering Option for New Vermeer Terrain Leveler

SUNNYVALE, Calif. and PELLA, Iowa -- Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) 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."

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.

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About Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division
Trimble is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the civil engineering and construction sectors. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the internet and application software. As part of the Trimble Connected Site® strategy, these solutions provide a high level of process and workflow integration from the design phase through to the finished project—delivering significant improvements in productivity throughout the construction lifecycle.

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About Trimble
Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit:

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