The depth check system from Bobcat® accurately measures depth and grade without exiting your compact excavator. Avoid the need for someone to manually check the grade or depth with a tape measure or "stick" receiver, and eliminate the need to set up laser equipment for smaller excavation jobs. Because the system prevents under-digging and over-digging, you reduce time spent adjusting work already done.
It is compatible with standard arm and long arm configurations, but cannot be used with the extendable arm option.
Utilizing sensors that detect the exact position of the bucket's teeth, the Bobcat depth check system allows operators to set a desired digging depth and work against that benchmark. Each of the compatible instrumentation and display options continually reference the current and desired depths, while audible alerts indicate whether the operator is approaching the target, at the target or beyond the target.
Unlike other systems, the Bobcat depth check system integrates with the Bobcat Deluxe Instrumentation panel and displays. This offers simple operation and eliminates the need for an add-on display monitor inside your excavator cab. The system includes three position sensors (boom, arm and bucket) with required harnesses. The wired system reduces lag time with no batteries to replace.
R2-Series compact excavator models are depth check ready – approved and ready for the optional Bobcat depth check accessory kit for compact (mini) excavators. These models are designed to accept all depth check system components. Depth check functions are integrated with your display or the optional Touch Display. This simple, durable kit is wired, so job conditions or wireless signal loss never interfere with your digging accuracy.
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If you’re over-digging or under-digging, you’re wasting valuable time. That’s why Bobcat® developed the first depth check system for compact equipment. You won’t find this feature on Caterpillar®, John Deere®, or Kubota® compact (mini) excavators. With it, you’ll spend less time checking your depth and more time digging. It’s just another way Bobcat makes your job easier and quicker.
Watch these videos to learn how to use a depth check system and some helpful best practices.
Get a brief overview of the depth check system and basic operation tips. You’ll also learn how to set benchmarks and target depths, which are key steps in preventing overdigging and underdigging.