Productivity Jumps 25-30% with Grade Technologies

How do you convince a technology-averse company to adopt new tools? A dramatic jump in productivity—combined with improved jobsite safety—did the trick for one of Cat® dealer Empire's heavy construction customers.

Terry Dagen, commercial manager for Connected Worksite at Empire, says the customer was looking to add two Cat 623H scrapers to its fleet but wasn’t convinced that precision grading technology was necessary to boost productivity. The company needed the machines quickly, though, and Empire had two on its lot already equipped with Cat Grade Control.

The dealer team convinced the customer to give these hightech scrapers a try, then spent more than 40 hours in the field integrating them into the existing fleet. Empire also provided training on how to use the Cat precision grading system, GPS units and sequence assist technology (a process in which a group of actions is divided into sequences and then commanded at the push of a button).

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“This technology is not a supplement or add-on,” Dagen says. “It is truly the lifeblood of the machine.”

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