Less operator input is required while providing better accuracy, reduced operator fatigue and faster travel speeds.
Mounted on the carrier’s steering levers, fingertip controls provide quick and easy access to make elevation changes or switch the automatic function on or off, delivering precise and accurate results with maximum operator comfort.
While in automatic mode, if the operator pushes a switch to move the blade up or down, automatic mode is momentarily interrupted. When the operator releases the switch, the system immediately returns to automatic mode.
Sonic/slope systems have three main components:
Two auxiliary components, including a rotation sensor and main fall sensor, provide correcting information to the slope sensor when traveling up or down hills or when the blade is angled.
The operator places the sonic tracer over the top of the object he wishes to use as a reference and sets the blade depth as needed.
For example: An operator prepares the sub grade for a road in which the curb and gutter has already been poured. The operator sets the sonic tracer above the gutter and sets the cutting edge of the moldboard 6 in. below that point. The operator then “zeros” the sonic tracer using the Deluxe Instrumentation Panel. Since roads are typically crowned, the operator enters a 1% slope using the Deluxe Instrumentation Panel. After clicking a button on the loader control handles, the system is in automatic mode and the operator starts driving the machine. The blade maintains a depth of 6 in. below the curb at a 1% slope going up toward the center of the road.
The system is also capable of operating only the cross-slope in automatic mode. The operator disables the sonic tracer and manually controls the side of the blade on which the sonic tracer is mounted, while the cross-slope sensor automatically maintains the correct cross-slope across the blade. This is especially useful when making first passes to provide a smooth surface for the sonic tracer to follow on the next pass.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including engine exhaust (including diesel engine exhaust when equipped), lead and lead compounds, mineral oils, soots, phthalates, and carbon monoxide which are known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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