SMT GB appointed distributor for K-Tec Scrapers
Volvo CE distributor to handle sales and aftermarket support for K-Tec ADT scraper boxes
SMT GB have been appointed as the official distributor for K-Tec articulated hauler scraper boxes on mainland Great Britain with immediate effect.
Commenting on the announcement, SMT GB’s chief executive officer, Nick Allen, said: ‘We are delighted to have been appointed as the official distributor for a product that complements our existing brand of construction equipment products.
‘We have worked with K-Tec Earthmoving Inc. for a number of years and this agreement formalizes our relationship with the Canadian-based company.
‘Their range of scraper boxes, designed to be pulled by articulated haulers, is compatible with most of the Volvo range of trucks and will add another dimension to our existing product offering.’
Mike Palitsky, president and chief financial officer of K-Tec Earthmoving, added: ‘We could not be happier to welcome SMT GB to the K-Tec family.
‘During our visit to SMT’s head office in Duxford, we were extremely impressed with the team and knew immediately that a partnership of the two organizations would be a great fit.
‘The marriage of Volvo ADTs with K-Tec scrapers has proven to be an excellent one and we are continuing to promote this very cost-effective and efficient concept worldwide.
‘This agreement solidifies K-Tec’s expansion into the UK market, and we are very proud to be partnered with SMT to position both companies for future growth. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.’
K-Tec Earthmoving currently offer four sizes of scraper ranging from a 21.5 cubic metre heaped capacity payload of 30.8 tonnes up to the largest with a 48.1 cubic metre heaped capacity payload of 68.5 tonnes. The 1237 model is also available as a train scraper.
Conversion from an ADT dumper body to an ADT scraper hauler takes approximately 10 hours, with no modifications done to the dumper body, and can be reversed in the same amount of time.
SMT GB will now be responsible for sales and aftermarket support for the K-Tec range of articulated scraper boxes in Great Britain.
‘This is a very positive step forwards in terms of us being able to offer our customers a complete end-to-end solution in the bulk muck-shifting sector,’ said Nick Allen.