A partnership between Bobcat Company and Trimble has produced the first-ever 3D grade control system solution for use with Bobcat skid-steer loaders, compact track loaders and all-wheel steer loaders.
“The Trimble GCS900 grade control system for use with Bobcat 96- and 108-inch heavy-duty grader attachments will offer both small and large contractors alike the ability to work on complex projects that require digital designs and 3D machine control,” Bobcat says in a release.
According to Bobcat, the 3D grading system has a variety of measurable benefits, including its ability to be profitable and reliable on the jobsite.
“Less rework, less staking and checking, lower operating costs, improved material usage and faster job cycles can improve productivity, allowing for a stronger bottom line,” says Bobcat.
Instead of changing machines with the Trimble grade control systems, operators only have to use the industry standard Controller Area Network (CAN) harnesses that allow sensors to be moved from machine to machine.
The 3D system can be used with following M-Series loaders: the S750 through S850 skid-steer loaders; T650 through T870 compact track loaders; and the A770 all-wheel steer loader. A deluxe instrumentation panel is required for M-Series loaders in order to use the 3D system.