30 May 2019

Trimble Ready Option for Select Kobelco Models

Kobelco and Trimble have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready® option for select Tier 4 Final Kobelco excavator models in New Zealand. Select excavators that ship from the Kobelco factory are now ready for the installation of the Trimble® Earthworks Grade Control Platform for excavators, which can significantly reduce the cost and complexity of the installation for the contractor.

"Kobelco has Trimble Ready options for our 14t, 20t, 25t, 30t and 35t class excavator models, which will be followed by other models throughout 2019," said Doug McQuinn, General Manager, Sales and Marketing for Kobelco Construction Machinery Australia. "Making it faster and less expensive to install Trimble machine control benefits both contractors and local dealers and contributes to improving the overall productivity of construction sites."

"This is another significant step forward in the adoption of construction technology by Kobelco,” said Troy Rigby, OEM manager for Trimble Civil Engineering and Construction, Asia Pacific. “Allowing contractors to order a Tier 4 Final excavator from the Kobelco factory that only requires hand tools to install a full Trimble Earthworks system is an incredible advantage."

MIMICO's sales and service team recently experienced the Trimble Ready option at an exclusive training day. "We believe this is a great package and a potential game changer for the industry in New Zealand," said Scott Turner, MIMICO's Sales & Marketing Manager. “The Kobelco machine with Trimble technology is markedly quicker and smoother than many other brand offerings and it will allow operators of all abilities to dig accurately without losing time.”

Trimble's SITECH® global distribution network provides installation services, personalised training and local technical support for the Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform installed on Kobelco excavators. SITECH dealers understand how to apply Trimble Connected Site® solutions across the construction site's operations to effectively improve on- and off-machine productivity.

Select Trimble Ready Kobelco Tier 4 Final excavators are now available in New Zealand through MIMICO. The Trimble Earthworks Grade Control Platform for excavators is available in Australia and in New Zealand through the SITECH dealer channel.

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