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Trimble and Rototilt Provide Excavator Operators
with Accurate Guidance and Full Control in Any Position

SUNNYVALE, Calif., March 10, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) and Rototilt announced today that excavator operators can now achieve accurate guidance when using a tilt rotator attachment with the Rototilt® Positioning Solution and the Trimble® GCS900 Grade Control System.

"We have completed successful tests together with Trimble and are now able to connect the Rototilt Positioning Solution with the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System," said Per V
äppling, vice president of Marketing and Sales, Rototilt Group AB. "This allows the operator to integrate the Rototilt tiltrotator with a Trimble grade control system to achieve significantly better precision and productivity."

Using the Rototilt Positioning Solution together with the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System, operators know the attachment's precise position relative to the excavation in progress. This innovative new technology allows the operator to plot both the height and rotation line, which makes the attachment more effective in construction jobs such as precision grading, excavation in confined areas or moving large volumes of earth.

"Our heavy equipment customers have been seeking a solution that allows excavator operators to leverage guidance for excavation but also control tilt rotator attachments," said Ryan Kunisch, marketing director for Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division. "Working closely with Rototilt, we've been able to meet the need by optimizing the Trimble grade control system's performance on excavators equipped with Rototilt attachments allowing operators to be more accurate and efficient."

Control of the attachment's tilt and rotation angles by the Rototilt Positioning Solution combined with precise positioning from Trimble can mean time and fuel savings for contractors. This new technology also makes work significantly easier for the operator, by making bucket position and orientation always visible no matter how the bucket is rotated. As a result, the operator is able to work significantly more efficiently and accurately with Rototilt Positioning Solution connected to the Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System.


The Trimble GCS900 Grade Control System for the Rototilt Positioning Solution is now available globally through the SITECH® dealer channel.

About Rototilt

Rototilt is a world-leading manufacturer of tilt rotators, accessories and systems. With Rototilt, we are breaking new ground for construction equipment by turning excavators into fully fledged tool carriers. All our resources and expertise are centered in Vindeln, Sweden, allowing us to offer a unique combination of technical expertise, quality, capacity and an understanding of our customers' business. We have a global customer base, and our aim is for our customers to experience precision, reliability and commitment in all their dealings with us.

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About Trimble's Civil Engineering and Construction Division

Trimble is a leading innovator of productivity solutions for the civil engineering and construction sectors. Trimble's solutions leverage a variety of technologies, including Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS), 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.

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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, 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: 408-481-7808

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