Trimble Loadrite L2180 loader scales secure John Deere supplier innovation award
Trimble Loadrite regional manager Nigel Kurtz and marketing manager Elliot Chisholm receive the 2014 John Deere Supplier Innovation Award
Trimble’s supply of Loadrite L2180 loader scales to John Deere has led to the company being 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. Selections are based on four factors—creativity, feasibility, collaboration and bottom-line impact. Headquartered in the US, John Deere created the supplier innovation awards in 2010 to promote innovation in the company’s supply base and recognise suppliers who think creatively.
“Deere has recognised 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 authorised international installation and support team. Our relationship with Deere dates back more than 20 years, and we look forward to extending our productive relationship well into the future.”
The Loadrite L2180 technology is said to have 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 optimise truck payload, process, and efficiency as well as avoiding over-load fines. By tracking payload data (including product, tonnage, customer, operator, time, and date stamps), 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 authorised distributors worldwide.