(WEST FARGO, N.D. – May 2018) Bobcat Company has added a Rear Camera Kit to its list of available options for Bobcat® skid-steer and compact track loaders. The Rear Camera Kit offers the operator a continuous rear view of the machine to prevent contact with obstacles that may damage the loader and its components.
Specifically designed and developed for compact loaders, the Rear Camera Kit includes a 4.3-inch LCD color monitor with a LED backlit screen, wiring harness, mounts and a tailgate-mounted camera that offers a 118-degree horizontal viewing angle and an 89-degree vertical viewing angle. Multiple screen and camera settings enhance the display image for optimal viewing in both light and dark conditions.
The Rear Camera Kit system is integrated into the loader, activated when the ignition is turned on, and runs continuously as the loader moves in both forward and reverse motions. The display’s integrated circuit protects the system against over and under voltage, spikes, ripples and load dumps.
Shock and vibration resistant, the camera and display are qualified for all applications, including construction, and the kit provides heavy-duty metal housing and a rubber backlit keypad to protect components from hazards. An anti-glare, scratch resistant screen gives operators an optimal display image month after month. The system is rated for both dust and water exposure, and the camera’s internal heaters remove condensation, snow and ice from the lens so operators have a clear view in all weather conditions and temperatures ranging from -40°F to 185°F (-40°C to +85°C).
The kit is compatible with any M-Series or newer Bobcat loader model. Customers can order a Rear Camera Kit through Bobcat Parts and then visit their local Bobcat dealer for a quick installation (4 hours) or install the kit themselves.