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Post Office Box 3642
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
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Trimble Receives John Deere Supplier Innovation Award

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 6, 2015—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) has been awarded a John Deere supplier innovation award for 2014. The award is presented to a select group of suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere.

Award selections are based on four factors—creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom-line impact. John Deere created the supplier innovation awards in 2010 to promote innovation in the company's supply base and recognize suppliers who think creatively.

Trimble supplies its LOADRITE® L2180 loader scales to John Deere.

"Deere has recognized the customer's need for payload management as part of the WorkSight solutions portfolio. We are very pleased that Deere selected LOADRITE as its onboard weighing solution specialist, with a commitment to accuracy and quality," said Johan Smet, Trimble Loadrite general manager. "The LOADRITE product is backed by our factory trained and authorized international installation and support team. Our relationship with Deere dates back more than twenty years, and we look forward to extend our productive relationship well into the future."

Availability

The LOADRITE L2180 technology has been enhanced to create a deeper integration with Deere loaders, including WorkSight. LOADRITE L2180 loader scales are available as a factory orderable option on Deere 444 to 844 four-wheel drive loader (4WDL) models. Onboard scales help loaders optimize truck payload, process, and efficiency as well as avoiding over-load fines. By tracking payload data (product, tonnage, customer, operator, time, date stamps etc), managers can use this data to improve cycle times, truck turnaround or payload accuracy. LOADRITE loader, excavator or conveyor belt scales are available from LOADRITE Authorized Distributors worldwide.

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.

 
 
Media Contact:   LeaAnn McNabb of Trimble: 408-481-7808408-481-7808



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