"We were approached by one of our key dealers that had an issue with our other scrapers being too wide for road transportation without expensive permits. However, they still desired a large capacity as they have come to expect from K-Tec scrapers," Shane Kroeker, K-Tec VP Marketing says.
Taking on this challenge, K-Tec decided to include numerous radical design features in this model. K-Tec's debut of its Concept Scraper 1030 model has a narrow under 12' (3.63m) wide frame, and the ability to carry 30 cubic yards (23m³) heaped capacity. The concept machine features innovations such as a responsive power-beyond hydraulics, roller-push block, direct train hitch, hidden hose routing inside the sidewalls, and a curved ejector face.
In Las Vegas, K-Tec sought feedback from contractors on the concept scraper.
"We are looking for all honest feedback to see when contractors would like to see this concept scraper make it to market, and if they would like these new specific features incorporated into K-Tec's existing line of scraper models," Kroeker said.
As one of the latest models in the R2-Series excavator lineup, the Bobcat® E88 delivers durability, performance and quality for more productivity. Technically speaking, it's a compact machine, but it brings big performance with its redesigned engine and optimized lift performance, plus undercarriage and counterweight improvements. All these enhancements make this excavator one of the highest-performing models in its size class. With impressive over-the-side lift capacity, you can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine. Put it to the test against similar models from other manufacturers. You'll see that the E88 can outwork the competition.