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Bobcat Depth Check

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April 8, 2015 by On-Site

Bobcat excavator depth check

Bobcat compact excavator owners can increase performance and productivity with a new depth check system.  It is available for use with E32, E32i, E35, E35i, E42, E45, E50 and E55 models, with either standard or long-arm iterations. The system utilizes three sensors — one on the trenching or grading bucket, one on the arm and one on the boom — that are connected to the in-cab instrument panel to track the precise location of the bucket teeth as the bucket, boom and arm move. The system can be calibrated to a specific machine as well as its corresponding attachments — up to five buckets — using the excavator’s boom and arm length, as well as a bucket tooth radius. The system has an accuracy of ± 0.5 inches. It helps to minimize over-digging and under-digging, and the costs and time associated with backfilling, compacting fill material and manual labor to finalize depth or grade. No additional display screens are required, allowing for more operator space in the excavator’s cab. www.bobcat.com

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