Kirby-Smith Machinery’s Odessa, Texas, branch will hold an all-day demonstration event to introduce the Manitou MHT10225, 49,000-pound-capacity variable-reach forklift and the Komatsu D61i-23 “Intelligent Control Dozers” to the Permian Basin construction and energy market. The event will include lunch and introduction and demonstration of the machines.
“Manitou is the world leader in variable-reach forklifts and has targeted the Permian Basin area as its strategic market for North America to introduce this one-of-a-kind 49,000-pound telescopic forklift,” said Fabien Ledebt, Americas market and sales support manager for Manitou. “We will be demonstrating the MHT10225 lift capacities at this event and its unique advantages.”
Komatsu and Kirby-Smith Machinery will also be introducing what they call “the world’s first automated grade-control dozer.”
“Finding operators for the energy sector is tough, but finding operators that have the needed experience for grade control is virtually impossible to find,” said Kevin Demel, territory manager for Kirby-Smith Machinery. “The new intelligent control system offered in the D61i-23, with the click of a button, gives contractors that strategic advantage in mastering grade-control efficiency.”
Kirby-Smith Machinery has been servicing the oil field construction and crane industry for more than 30 years, and has more than 2,000 pieces of equipment in its rental fleet. It has branches in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Worth and Lubbock, Texas; Kansas City, Mo.; Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Okla.; and St. Louis. Kirby-Smith is No. 27 on the RER 100.