Trimble and Vermeer combine for accurate levelling
Navigation tech specialists Trimble and construction machinery manufacturer Vermeer have announced a ‘Trimble ready’ factory option for Vermeer’s T1255III Terrain Leveler surface excavation machine (SEM).
Machines that ship from the factory in a ‘Trimble ready’ state have been set up to easily accommodate the installation of a Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.
This system uses GPS to control cutting head depth and pitch, resulting in more accurate work. In addition the system can also set parameters where the machine can or cannot cut, as well as provide steering co-ordinates to the operator.
"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," Trimble business area director Jim Green says. "Contractors may now realise an even quicker return on their construction technology investment."
The Vermeer T1255III Terrain Leveler is a 68-tonne tracked levelling machine powered by a Caterpillar C18 ACERT diesel engine available in either Tier 4 Final or Tier 3 emissions configurations. It can be fitted with a terrain levelling or trenching attachment depending on need.
"Trimble and Vermeer have worked closely together to make precision machine control and steering available for the Vermeer T1255III Direct Drive Terrain Leveler SEM," Vermeer’s Patrick Robinson says.
"When the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System is used, productivity gains can be realised by our customers."
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