Technology takes Terrain Leveler® surface excavation machine to the next level

One of the ways Vermeer equips their customers is through the latest technology offered in each piece of equipment, like the innovations found in the Vermeer Terrain Leveler® surface excavation machines (SEM). This technology allows you to mine with precision and maximized comfort while operating the machine.

Technology that helps maximize productivity

The surface miners built by Vermeer are equipped with GPS technology which can be used to create a three-dimensional mining plan, allowing the machine to automatically cut to the plan with minimal operator involvement — maximizing productivity on your jobsite.

Another key piece of technology found on the Vermeer continuous surface miner is the optional AutoSteer system. When engaged the surface miner will stay on a straight path and provides a cutting overlap as determined by the operator or surveyor, helping optimize productivity with each pass.

“If you can draw a mine plan in three dimensions, have a GPS-controlled machine and AutoSteer, you’re taking advantage of all the latest technology out there,” said Mike Selover, corporate accounts manager for Specialty Excavation.

Technology for operator comfort

Continuous surface mining technology is also optimized for the operator.

“We focus a lot on making sure the operator is comfortable,” said Greg Van Roekel, applications specialist.

The air ride cabs are equipped with active suspension seats to minimize vibrations, which enhances comfort during the ride. Heating and air conditioning controls are also installed in the cab and can be just as important for operator comfort depending on where the surface miner is being used around the world.

“You also have the remote-control ability for Vermeer machines,” said Van Roekel. “You do have the ability to fully remotely control that surface miner outside of the cab.”

Dealer support and services

Even before the purchase of a Vermeer machine is made, potential customers will find the full support from our Vermeer dealers and the Vermeer Rock Lab. The rock lab uses state-of-the-art equipment to test rock samples from mines and jobsites around the world.  By understanding the rock conditions, Vermeer customers and dealers can better manage the expectations of machine performance.

Still wondering if switching from drill and blast to continuous surface mining is a good idea? Reach out to your local Vermeer dealer.

“Basically, if someone has a question — I wonder what else is out there? Well, there’s something else besides drilling and blasting. It’s called continuous surface mining,” said Selover. “All you need to do is find a local Vermeer dealer, give them representative rock samples and the Vermeer Rock Lab will do the rest. That’s the best way to start with Vermeer and an easy way to be partners in business for a long time.”

Vermeer Corporation reserves the right to make changes in product engineering, design and specifications; add improvements; or discontinue manufacturing or distribution at any time without notice or obligation. Equipment shown is for illustrative purposes only and may display optional accessories or components specific to their global region. Please contact your local Vermeer dealer for more information on machine specifications.

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