The company says that the H Series has been the industry standard in a variety of heavy construction, mining, road building and governmental applications, and the K Series "continues this tradition, building on the strong H Series legacy and incorporating a variety of critical customer requirements and sustainability enhancements." The new series was developed to specifically meet the needs of lesser-regulated markets while maintaining the standard of quality, reliability and value established by Cat motor graders.
"Integrating numerous technological advances, the new models deliver innovative features, increased productivity, improved serviceability and compliance with Stage II (US EPA Tier 2) emissions requirements. Features such as Cat C7 ACERT engines, AccuGrade Ready Option (ARO), improved power management strategy and advanced monitoring capability, enable the customer to increase production and directly impact the bottom line," says Caterpillar.
ARO provides the electrical harnesses, cab switches and mounting hardware necessary to simplify installation of the AccuGrade grade control system for automated machine control and guidance.