Roads & Paving
Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers introduce Trimble Ready factory option for scrapers
March 16, 2017—Trimble and K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. have announced the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for K-Tec Scrapers. Scrapers that ship from the factory are now ready to install the Trimble GCS900 2D or 3D Grade Control System, which can significantly reduce the cost for the contractor. The Trimble Ready K-Tec Scraper includes an enhanced joystick, a computer software upgrade, wiring harnesses and brackets, allowing a more seamless installation.
The announcement was made at ConExpo 2017, one of the world’s largest international exhibitions for the construction industry.
“K-Tec Earthmovers is pleased to announce that Trimble Ready scrapers are now available for our customers to efficiently perform precision excavation and finish grading,” said Russ Goossen, CEO for K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. “This new option makes the installation of Trimble GCS900 more integrated and less costly for contractors.”
“The introduction of a Trimble Ready option for a K-Tec scraper further reinforces our commitment to serve equipment manufacturers and their customers with innovative construction technology,” said Cloyce Newton, business area manager for Trimble OEM Solutions, Civil Engineering and Construction Division. :Now it’s less expensive and faster to install Trimble technology, so K-Tec customers can realize an even quicker return on their technology investment.”
The Trimble Ready option for K-Tec Scrapers is available now on 2017 models worldwide through K-Tec’s dealer network.
About K-Tec Earthmovers
K-Tec manufactures pull-pan ejector earthmoving scrapers and accessories for the construction, mining, and agriculture industries. K-Tec’s high-capacity, minimal maintenance, lightweight, and durable scrapers are proven to work in topsoil, clay, sand, gypsum rock, and coal applications. K-Tec scrapers are pulled by tractors or articulated dump trucks, with capacity ranges from 28-63 cubic yards pulled. This results in the largest scrapers in the marketplace, allowing for greater production requiring fewer cycles per day. K-Tec Earthmovers, an ISO 9001:2008 certified company, stands behind the quality and workmanship of its scrapers with an industry-leading three-year structural warranty. For more information, visit www.ktec.com.
About Trimble’s Civil Engineering and Construction Division
Trimble is a leading innovator of hardware and software solutions for civil engineering and construction. Trimble’s advanced technologies transform work across the project lifecycle for owners, engineers and contractors. Solutions include planning and design software, precision machine control, site positioning, mobile technologies and real-time connectivity. As part of Trimble’s Connected Site® strategy, these solutions empower civil engineers and construction professionals to construct with confidence, delivering significant improvements in productivity at every phase of a project—from concept and design to construction and maintenance. For more information, visit construction.trimble.com.
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.