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Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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  NEWS RELEASE

 

Trimble Introduces the New Spectra Precision Laser LR20 Receiver

New Economical Machine Mounted Laser Receiver Delivers
Improved Productivity for Site Prep Contractors Operating Compact Construction Equipment


LAS VEGAS, Feb. 23, 2009 — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced the Spectra Precision® Laser LR20 receiver for both elevation and depth grade control. Designed for the cost-conscious site prep contractor, the new LR20 laser receiver can improve the productivity of compact construction equipment by providing better grading accuracy and more accurate material usage on the construction site. Now operators of small equipment such as mini excavators, backhoes, and small dozers can grade with the same accuracy and productivity enhancements as larger machines.

The announcement was made today at the 2009 Trimble Dimensions User Conference.

The LR20 laser receiver allows smaller construction equipment to achieve tighter tolerances without the need for a grade checker. From simple ditches to sloping trenches, a small- or medium-sized contractor can broaden the scope of job applications and very easily move the laser receivers across their fleet of compact machines—offering a very attractive return-on-investment.

The Spectra Precision Laser LR20 is a standalone display receiver for mini excavators, backhoes, scrapers, skid steer attachments, box blades, and small dozers. It is powered by NiMH rechargeable batteries or direct machine power.

Typical site preparation applications for both the LR20 include landscaping, building pads, sports fields, curb and gutter, concrete flatwork, tennis courts, as well as footers, storm drains, utility, and sewage. It can be moved from machine to machine with features and setup options for multiple applications and specifications.

About Trimble's Construction Business

Trimble's Construction Division is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for both the heavy and highway contractor and the building construction contractor. Trimble�s solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including GPS, construction lasers, total stations, wireless data communications, the Internet, and application software. As part of Trimble's 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.

Availability

The Spectra Precision LR20 receiver is available now.

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.

Investor Relations Contact:   Willa McManmon of Trimble: 408-481-7838
Media Contact:   
LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808




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