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Excavating / Grading
Excavating and Grading Overview

How can you improve your grading efficiency and precision?

With Bobcat attachments made for grading

Bobcat Tilt-Tatch™ Attachment

Bobcat Tilt-Tatch™ Attachment

Bobcat’s heavy duty construction and industrial buckets are specially made to stand up to the demands of heavy excavating and grading. The low profile bucket with extended cutting edge visibility for grading. Add the Bobcat Tilt-Tatch™ attachment between the loader and bucket to allow 15 degrees of tilt left or right. The Bobcat dozer blade attachement offers six degrees of electric over hydraulic, finger tip control for precision grading. Adjustable skid-shoes on the dozer make it easier for novice to skilled operators to run the attachment efficiently. New operators should set the skid-shoes slightly below the cutting edge and can raise the feet as they become more skilled. The Bobcat box blade attachment may be used for rough or fine grading applications to fill in low spots and “carry” material along to bring the surface close to grade. Fingertip control of the blade raise and lower function provides smooth controls for precise grading. Other features include a reversible cutting edge and foam-filled tires for added flotation.
Compact Track Loader with Laser Grader

Compact Track Loader with Laser Grader

Bobcat also offers a seven foot grader with a six-way hydraulically controlled moldboard. Like the box blade attachment, the grader attachment is operated by fingertip controls. The attachment manually adjusts sideways up to 12 inches in both directions and angles hydraulically 25 degrees right or left for precise control. With its compact size, the grader attachment can work closer to walls, columns and other obstacles than dedicated grading machines. Both the Bobcat box blade and grader attachments may be used with an optional laser control package.

Laser-guided systems

A more precise final grade can be achieved with the Bobcat laser system, as much as +/- .25 inches, therefore, you will save on the costs of material when using a laser-guided system. Even experienced operators cannot be accurate to plus or minus .25 inches over the entire grade. If a flatwork contractor was off by a half-inch on a 300-foot by 300 -foot slab, the extra 138 yards of concrete needed could easily cost more than $13,000. The formula assumes the price per yard of concrete is $95. The cost savings could pay for the laser control system based on this example, and over time could pay for the compact loader, too. Laser-precise grades in one pass minimize errors, lower labor costs and build profits for compact equipment owners.