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Event Showcases Advanced Technology

Mon May 07, 2018 - Southeast Edition #10
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Katherine Kelly, vice president of product support, and Chris Kelly, senior vice president, both of Kelly Tractor, stand in front of this Caterpillar 320 Next Gen excavator.
Katherine Kelly, vice president of product support, and Chris Kelly, senior vice president, both of Kelly Tractor, stand in front of this Caterpillar 320 Next Gen excavator.
Katherine Kelly, vice president of product support, and Chris Kelly, senior vice president, both of Kelly Tractor, stand in front of this Caterpillar 320 Next Gen excavator.
Michael Morris of Ranger Construction tries out this Caterpillar 320 Next Gen excavator.
Lamar Hester (L) offers tips for slope assists and 3D earthworks on this Caterpillar D5K2 dozer for Corey Choquette of MJC Land Development. 
Various new Caterpillar equipment from Kelly Tractor was on hand for the Construction Technology Days event. 
Matt Hyde (L) of Caterpillar and Donald Pucci, city of Sweetwater stand in front of this Caterpillar 279 compact track loader equipped with Laser-guided Cat box blades.
Brian Girouard, SITECH sales/application engineer from North Las Vegas, spoke with contractors about this Caterpillar AP 500 paver and the Trimble Paving Control System that helps speed up paving production while laying a smoother surface and reducing material costs.
(L-R): Alex Docherty, channel lead of Propeller Aero; Paul Shepard, sales engineer, SITECH South; and Matt Rosenbalm, sales manager of micro-drones, were on hand talking to Kelly Tractor’s customers about the features and benefits of micro-drone 1000 models.

Kelly Tractor Co. and SITECH South hosted their first Construction Technology Days event April 11 to 13 in Miami, Fl., adjacent to the Kelly Tractor headquarters.

Demonstrations started each day at 10 a.m. and concluded at 3 p.m. during the three-day event, which provided contractors with the opportunity to see and try out the latest and most advanced machine control and guidance technology in action. More than 55 different companies attended this event.

Caterpillar equipment on site, outfitted with Trimble technology, included:

  • 320 Next Gen excavator with factory 2D;
  • 336 FL excavator earthworks technology with GPS 3D indicate only;
  • 336 F excavator earthworks technology with automatic for GPS 3D;
  • 120M2 motorgrader with UTS and Sonic;
  • D5K2 dozer integrated from factory with GPS 3D and UTS;
  • D5K2 dozer earthworks technology mastless with GPS 3D;
  • D6N dozer earthworks technology mastless with GPS 3D;
  • AP500 paver with UTS and Sonic;
  • 980M loader with factory payload scales;
  • 279D skid steer w/dual cylinder laser box blade; and
  • 305.5 mini-excavator with 2D laser system.

Trimble Site Positioning Systems help contractors take control of the job site, perform tasks more productively and efficiently, meet tighter specifications and avoid rework. From the field, truck or office, the entire crew can be connected and equipped with accurate positioning, consistent digital design information and the ability to locate, measure and record information. Contractors can share information, track results instantly, make smarter decisions, and easily manage multiple job sites.

Kelly Tractor Co., now celebrating its 85th Anniversary serving the South Florida market as the authorized Caterpillar distributor, offers its customers a wide selection of top quality construction equipment with the latest technology and the best product support programs in the industry.

As the sole Trimble Construction Technologies dealer operating within Alabama, Georgia, and South Florida, SITECH South offers a centralized, one-stop location for advanced construction technology needs. From heavy and highway construction, to jobsite positioning technology and asset tracking, SITECH carries the tools, training and support needed to succeed.

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