John Deere and Trimble Loadrite Introduce Integration of LOADRITE L2180 Scale with John Deere WorkSight Wheel Loader Production Data Can Be Viewed Remotely in JDLink to Boost Loader Productivity

LAS VEGAS, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and Deere & Company's Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division today announced the integration of the LOADRITE® L2180 payload scale for John Deere four-wheel-drive loaders with the JDLink™ Ultimate telematics system – part of the John Deere WorkSight™ suite of business optimization solutions. Scale integration with JDLink gives quarry and aggregate operations instant access to production information in real time through their JDLink Ultimate online interface. JDLink Ultimate enables remote analysis of this production information to help increase loading efficiency and track material movement for improved profitability.

Integration with the JDLink Ultimate interface and the LOADRITE L2180 includes information such as total bucket loads, trucks loaded, and totals by material in addition to other JDLink data. The LOADRITE L2180 for John Deere system has a separate monitor in the cab and accommodates an optional printer for outputting load tickets or end-of-shift reports in the field.

"John Deere WorkSight turns data into solutions to optimize machines, uptime, and customers' jobsites," said Liz Quinn, product marketing manager, John Deere WorkSight. "Utilizing JDLink telematics, we're able to bring LOADRITE L2180 for John Deere payload reports straight to the quarry manager in the office, giving the customer more visibility to operations; which is incredibly valuable for making quick adjustments to cycle times or watching production trends over time."

"The collaboration between Trimble Loadrite and John Deere reinforces our commitment to serving machinery manufacturers and their customers with the tools to maximize loader utilization. This recognizes Loadrite as the market leading scale provider across a wide range of machine sizes, brands and uses in construction, mining or aggregate sectors," said Johan Smet, general manager of Trimble Loadrite.

With machine data from the four-wheel-drive loader and payload data from the LOADRITE L2180 scale now available in a single interface, managers can easily optimize loading performance. 

The LOADRITE L2180 for John Deere scale is available now on all 444K-844K models. Additionally, all Z-Bar and High-Lift K-Series Loaders shipped by John Deere will be pre-wired for simple installation of the LOADRITE L2180 system.

About Deere & Company

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at www.JohnDeere.com.

About Trimble Loadrite

Since 1979, Loadrite, previously Actronic Technologies, has been designing, developing and manufacturing applied technology solutions to improve productivity in the aggregates, mining, waste management, forestry, and other industries. Loadrite is a leader in the field of measurement, and was acquired by Trimble in June 2013. Loadrite load weighing technology and payload information systems are installed on wheel loaders, excavators, garbage trucks and other heavy loading equipment to ensure optimal loads, and provide quality data for productivity analysis. For more information, visit Loadrite at: www.loadritescales.com.

About Trimble

Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location—including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.

For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.

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SOURCE Trimble



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