Posted February 19, 2015

Bobcat Depth Check System for Compact Excavators

Bobcat is introducing its new Bobcat Depth Check system option, a grade control system available for use with its  E32, E32i, E35, E35i, E42, E45, E50 and E55 models. Sensors on the bucket, arm and boom connect to the 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.

web Bobcat-Depth-Check-systemThe system lets operators dig faster with less effort and greater precision, the company says. Tasks such as trenching for footings and utility lines or grading ditches call for a consistent grade or sustained slope. The Depth Check system has an accuracy of ± 0.5 inches, preventing excavator operators from stopping the machine to measure depth and entering and exiting a trench with a measuring device. It also 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..

Operators access the Depth Check system screen on the instrument panel and choose a method to use the system. 
They can dig to the desired depth, bench off the grade point with the target depth set to zero
Bench off a grade post that is within reach, with the target depth set to the desired grade
Set the depth target at minimum cover value, then bench off the adjacent soil

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