By improving productivity and efficiency using machine control systems, less grading equipment is needed at each job site to get work done. Those extra machines are then available to be used on other jobs, allowing more projects to be done simultaneously. Additionally, fewer machines in the field equates to less use of the equipment, which then translates to less maintenance and a longer machine life.
Kissick has been using GPS technology on their existing equipment for nearly a decade, but has invested in new equipment with integrated systems within the last few years. The integrated systems eliminate the need for additional GPS equipment to be purchased and maintained.
Kissick’s machine controlled fleet includes excavators, bulldozers, and a road grader. Six of the machines have integrated GPS machine control enabled, and four have been retrofitted with aftermarket GPS machine control equipment.
Aley said using machine controlled equipment has been a game changer for Kissick and a notable benefit to their clients. “Using this process allows us to be more competitive. We can serve our clients by completing the jobs more quickly so other trade partners can get in sooner to get their work done, speeding up the entire process and reducing time to complete projects.”