20 yard, 14’ cut carry-all scraper delivers on customer demand for strength, durability, serviceability and productivity
Ashland, Wisconsin (March 29, 2016)– For nearly three years the entire team at Ashland Industries worked to solve the concerns and needs of customers in the land leveling and construction market who were asking for a 14’ cut carry-all scraper that held more capacity, was structurally stronger and was easier to service. With direct customer input, testing and analysis Ashland Industries is introducing the all new 2014CS scraper. This unit is designed to load easier, carry more material and maximize uptime.
“With the addition of the 2014CS, Ashland Industries now offers a scraper that exceeds the customer’s expectation for quality, performance and productivity in a 14’ carry-all,” said Joe Kohegyi, director of marketing. “The collaboration between customers and our engineering and product team has led to a scraper that doesn’t compromise on strength and features. The customer now has a choice in this scraper segment and one that they can make with total confidence.”
The 2014CS features improved hitch, pole and front section durability thanks to a flanged, 16” high strength front pipe and 100,000ksi steel. The apron cylinder horsehead support is now completely integrated into the panelized boxed structure of the pole. The 2014CS utilizes AR450 grade steel in key areas of the bowl and double plated floor offering superior strength and abrasion resistance.
The rear section offers an exclusive fabricated truss system made out of 100,000ksi steel. Robotic welding produces an identical support structure resulting in tighter fitment of weld joints and a precision assembly necessary for land leveling. The overall foundation ensures superior durability, higher load rating and longer fatigue resistance compared to a full tubular design rear frame.
“Competitive analysis and voice of customer research was paramount in understanding the gaps and concerns operators had with this scraper category”, said Randy Rust, President of Ashland Industries. “Customers wanted additional capacity in their 14’ cut width carry-all scraper. More importantly, they asked for an all-around stronger machine without it being too heavy. Thanks to high strength materials, creative engineering and thousands of hours of user testing we have achieved our customer demands.”
For additional information and model-specific specifications on the new 2014CS visit ashlandind.com or contact your local dealer.
About Ashland Industries
Ashland Industries is a leader in earth moving scrapers and equipment for agricultural and industrial use. Made in Ashland, WI since 1953, our commitment is to create products that allow our customers to Do More. We like to think of ourselves as an extension of your crew, team, or family – on the ground and in the field listening and using our experience in scrapers, earthmoving and custom fabrications to help you deliver uncompromised results and value for generations to come.