Contractors increase profitability using earthmoving scrapers with ADTs
Contractors are gaining large advantages in earthmoving by using K-Tec earthmoving scrapers with articulated dump trucks (ADTs) as power units. This productive pairing of equipment provides a return on investment, leading to increased profitability.
The advantages start with a proven method to cost effectively move more material. K-Tec scrapers are the largest in the industry, having the capability to load as much as 54 cubic yards per scraper. Advantages are gained over smaller earthmoving equipment as less trips to the dump site equates to money savings by trimming out wasted driving labour and fuel costs. The use of a high horsepower ADT also helps minimize the driving time on the haul road as the even weight distribut design of the earthmover enables a smooth and fast ride when loaded.
Another advantage for contractors is the ability to convert their existing ADT fleet to haul K-Tec Earthmovers. K-Tec scrapers may be used with a variety of ADT models from manufacturers, including Volvo and Caterpillar. K-Tec’s gooseneck scraper design, along with a model-specific truck hitch may alter an ADT unit to haul more material for contractors. There are great financial savings of not having to purchase an additional exclusive ADT unit to use a pull-behind earthmover.
The ability of the K-Tec/ADT combo to perform in a variety of construction project applications is another benefit for contractors. The units have been successful in the mining industry for removing overburden and carrying products such as gypsum, as well as reclamation projects in larger mines. K-Tec scrapers have also been key equipment in the transportation infrastructure industry in the building of roads and retention ponds in areas of Poland and Saudi Arabia.
K-Tec has nine different scraper models, ranging from 25 to 54 cubic yards. The bolt-together design makes it easy to ship the units by sea container anywhere in the world.