Trimble and Vermeer have announced 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," says 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," says 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.