LBX and Trimble Announce Precision Grade Upgrade Kits for Link-Belt 160X4, 245X4 and 350X4 Excavators

LBX and Trimble Announce Precision Grade Upgrade Kits for Link-Belt 160X4, 245X4 and 350X4 Excavators

LBX and Trimble are pleased to announce Link-Belt Precision Grade™—powered by Trimble® Earthworks—upgrade kits for Link-Belt 160 X4, Link-Belt 245 X4 Spin Ace and Link-Belt 350 X4 excavators. These kits provide all necessary components, hardware and software required to upgrade a standard machine to 2D/MG (Machine Guidance) or 2D/MC (Machine Control), or upgrade a machine with 2D/MG already installed to a 2D/MC capable machine.

The Link-Belt Precision Grade 2D/MG system uses technology from Trimble to provide the operator with visual and audible indication when they are above, below or at their desired target grade. The Link-Belt Precision Grade 2D/MC system provides these capabilities, and adds autonomous control of the boom and bucket while the operator controls the speed of the stick to maintain a consistently smooth flat or sloping surface.

Link-Belt Precision Grade offers the customer up to 50% improvement in production, reduced backfill expenses, and increased efficiency that translates into reduced cost of ownership and operation.

“Designed specifically for each model, these upgrade kits provide customers with a great deal of flexibility and choice when selecting grade control solutions,” said Adam Woods, Product Manager for LBX. “By using this technology, users can achieve increased productivity, efficiency and material cost savings.”

“These new kits are designed to help users do more in less time,” added Jeff Drake, business area director, Trimble OEM Solutions Group. “Reengineered from the ground up, our innovative, next generation grade control platform features intuitive, easy-to-learn software that runs on an Android operating system. It gives operators of all skill levels the ability to work faster and more productively than ever before.”

Kit component warranty is valid for 12 months after successful registration. All parts have a 1-year/1800 hour warranty.

About LBX Company

LBX Company LLC offers a full line of Link-Belt hydraulic excavators—including standard, long front & minimum swing configurations—from 8 to 80 metric tons, along with scrap and material handlers, forestry machines and work tools. Link-Belt machines and work tools are available through an extensive network of dealers in North and Latin America. LBX’s subsidiary company, LBX do Brasil, distributes these products in Latin America. LBX Company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Construction Machinery, a worldwide leader in construction equipment innovation and quality manufacturing based in Chiba, Japan.

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.

For more information, visit: construction.trimble.com.

About Trimble

Trimble is transforming the way the world works by delivering products and services that connect the physical and digital worlds. Core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics enable customers to improve productivity, quality, safety and sustainability. From purpose built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions, Trimble software, hardware and services are transforming a broad range of industries such as agriculture, construction, geospatial and transportation and logistics. For more information about Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB), visit: www.trimble.com.

For more information, contact: Paul Wagner, Marketing Content Manager, LBX pwagner@lbxco.com.

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