The former boomtown of Jeffrey City in Freemont County is located on Highway 287 about 90 miles west of Casper, Wyoming. The community experienced rapid population and economic growth in conjunction with the previously profitable and high-demand uranium mining industry during the Cold War era. As the local mining district attempted to meet the ever-growing demand for the radioactive element during the Cold War arms race with the Soviet Union, the focus was solely on political tensions, without a vision for the long-lasting environmental implications.
Towed scrapers tend to be less expensive, versatile, and productive. In highway and other construction applications, scrapers are used for moving soil over long distances (up to 2 miles). Pull-pan ejector scrapers provide three important functions of self-loading material in the cut zone, transporting the material on the haul road, and finely spreading the material out in the fill area—all in one machine. These requirements make pull pan ejector scrapers the right choice for bulk earthwork operations associated with roadway building, clearing and grubbing, and site development.
There are appealing advantages to equipment operated rentals, where the skill of the operator is often the key to the success and profitability of the project. Today, this trend of equipment operated rental (EOR) is spreading across regions of the United States as an acceptably advantageous strategy for moving material.
To drive ConExpo 2020 tradeshow exhibit traffic, K-Tec Earthmovers Inc. used sensory-based activations and social-media tactics that help the firm exceed its attendance and lead goals and score a 100-percent return on investment with a single sale.
The $1.6B Guernsey Power Plant will have strong foundation using K-Tec Scrapers. Work is under way on the foundation for a 1,850-megawatt, natural gas-fired energy generation facility in southern Guernsey County, Ohio, the heart of the state's Utica and Marcellus Shale gas development area.
K-Tec's two-headed beast machine is dominating earthmoving cut zones. By using a 500+HP tractor as the basic power unit, K-Tec is creating an efficient support equipment solution to contractors who already have this machine in their fleet by adding two effective attachments known collectively as the Earthmoving Support Tractor (EST); the K-Tec Ox Block, and the K-Tec Tricerabox.