John Deere and Trimble Introduce Trimble Ready Factory Option for GP Motor Graders

Las Vegas, Nov. 3, 2014—Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the introduction of a Trimble Ready® factory option for John Deere GP Motor Graders. GP Motor Graders that ship from the John Deere factory are now ready for the installation of the Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System, which can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of the installation for the contractor.

The announcement was made at Trimble Dimensions.

When a John Deere GP Motor Grader is purchased, the option to install a Trimble GCS900 Grade Control Base Kit is now available. This base kit provides mounting hardware, brackets and an integrated wiring harness allowing a more seamless installation of Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.

"By providing a Trimble Ready option, our customers now have a solution that enables quick, easy installation of a Trimble Grade Control system," said Jena Holtberg-Benge, director of WorkSight ™ for John Deere. “Contractors are increasingly utilitizing construction technology on the job site, and this new option makes the installation more integrated and less costly for customers who prefer to use Trimble."

"The introduction of a Trimble Ready option for John Deere GP Motor Graders supports our commitment to serve equipment manufacturers and their customers with construction technology that can maximize productivity and profitability,” said Ryan Kunisch, director of global marketing and product management for Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction Division. “By making it faster and less expensive to install Trimble technology, John Deere customers can now realize an even quicker return on investment from their Trimble equipment.”

SITECH®, Trimble’s global distribution network, provides installation services, personalized training and local technical support for Trimble Grade Control Systems installed on John Deere GP Motor Graders. SITECH dealers understand how to apply Trimble Connected Site® solutions across the construction site’s operations to effectively improve on- and off-machine productivity.

The Trimble Ready option for John Deere GP Motor Graders is available now in United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

About Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction Division
Trimble’s Heavy Civil Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the heavy and highway contractor. Trimble’s solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Positioning System (GPS), 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. For more information, visit:

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: