The Vermeer T1255 Commander® 3 Terrain Leveler® surface excavation machine (SEM)

Whether you’re prepping a site for civil construction, surface mining or extracting aggregates from a quarry, the Terrain Leveler SEM can help you be more productive.

This machine allows surface mines to separate different grades of valuable material from the waste and also helps eliminate the need for a primary crusher. It also helps produce a smooth, consistent floor which can reduce wear and tear on hauling equipment.

Utilizing a Terrain Leveler SEM in a civil construction application allows you to cut to grade and have a usable product.

Transporting product in a quarry can be costly and logistically challenging. This machine helps produce smaller, more consistently sized product and may allow you to access reserves otherwise inaccessible due to existing infrastructure and urban encroachment.

Surface Mining

Aiding in the reduction of drilling and blasting and primary crushing are only the beginning of the benefits accrued from precision surface mining. Reduced shock, vibration, dust and noise from precision surface mining enables operations to take place closer to roads and existing structures than would be permitted by drilling and blasting.

Quarry Application

An issue for quarries is transporting product – it’s expensive and logistically challenging. Most of these products are used for building materials, so the goal is to locate quarries near where road and other construction projects occur. This is typically in urban areas, which is becoming an even bigger concern for mining companies because of increasing regulations on drilling and blasting methods due to environmental and safety concerns, especially in highly populated areas. One solution is the Terrain Leveler SEM.

Civil construction

For a civil construction contractor, deadlines are everything. In the site planning phase, a Vermeer Terrain Leveler SEM is a solution to get your job done more efficiently.

Designed for site preparation, soil remediation, road demolition and construction, the Terrain Leveler SEM offers fewer restrictions and permit requirements than using explosives. This helps reduce the need for supporting equipment and produces a smooth working surface for easier loading. This leads to less wear and tear on the loading and hauling equipment. All this helps increase efficiency and productivity.