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Improve Mini Excavator Accuracy With Bobcat Depth Check System

Posted on August 30, 2019

Achieve an accurate dig depth and a precision grade without exiting your mini excavator by using the Bobcat depth check system.

Efficient and easy to use, the Bobcat depth check system delivers accurate dig depth measurement for precision grade control performance. It prevents overdigging – and the associated costs – while also preventing underdigging and the resulting need for manual labor to finalize depth or grade. 

How the Bobcat depth check system works 

Using sensors to detect the exact position of the bucket's teeth, the Bobcat depth check system allows you to establish a desired digging depth and work against an established benchmark. The integrated, optional deluxe instrument panel continually references the current and desired depths, and audible alerts indicate whether the operator is approaching the target, is at the target or is beyond the target. 

With the grade control system, you can: 

  • Accurately achieve or sustain depth without exiting your mini excavator. 

  • Avoid the need for someone to manually check the grade or depth with a tape measure or “stick” receiver. 

  • Eliminate the need to set up laser equipment for small excavation jobs. 

  • Integrate with the Bobcat deluxe instrument panel, offering simple operation while eliminating the need for an add-on window monitor in the cab. 

  • Combine with laser system for larger jobsites or at-slope tasks. 

Top jobsite tasks for using the Bobcat depth check system 

  • Trenching utility lines 

  • Placing drainage ditches 

  • Digging basements 

  • Installing sewer lines and drain fields 

  • Preparing sites for footings or pads 

The Bobcat depth check system is a dealer-installed accessory for select Bobcat compact excavators (E32 through E85 models) with deluxe instrumentation. It is compatible with standard-arm and long-arm configurations. 

Now that you know what a Bobcat mini excavator equipped with the depth check system can do, learn how you can add more profit to your pocket with these four money-making ideas for your compact excavator.