Jim Bodkin, owner of Bodkin Excavating, Bellport, N.Y., tries out the controls.
H.O. Penn held a SITECH demonstration open house at its Holtsville, N.Y. (Long Island) facility on Sept. 15.
During the event, contractors from the Nassau and Suffolk counties on the Island, as well as from New York City, were treated to demonstrations of SITECH technology on Caterpillar D5K2 XL, 323F, 279D and Caterpillar mini-excavator models.
Contractors also were provided the opportunity to try out the controls on the showcased Caterpillar models themselves. This allowed the contractors to fully understand how important this technology, which helps the bottom line by cutting time, saving fuel and money along with having a more robust view of the equipment, is becoming.
SITECH technology dealers represent Trimble and Caterpillar machine control systems for the contractor's entire fleet of heavy equipment regardless of machine brand, along with Trimble's portfolio of Connected Site solutions — site positioning systems, construction asset management services, software and powerful wireless and Internet-based site communications infrastructure.
The experienced construction professionals at each SITECH technology dealership can advise contractors on the appropriate construction technology solutions to utilize, and can provide local customer service, personalized training and technical support. As authorized dealers of Trimble site-wide solutions and Caterpillar's machine control systems, the SITECH technology dealers understand how to apply innovative construction technology to help solve a variety of contractors' construction challenges. Leveraging technology, contractors can gain greater insight into their operations, enabling them to lower operating costs and improve accuracy, safety and productivity.
Through the adoption of construction technology, contractors can experience new levels of productivity that enable more competitive bidding on projects.
H.O. Penn also provided a catered dinner for its guests.
For more information, visit www.hopenn.com/.