INTERMAT launch for Bobcat sonic tracers
Bobcat's sonic tracer uses Trimble components
Bobcat has launched a sonic tracer system for use with its two largest 244cm and 274cm heavy duty grader attachments.
The system uses Trimble components, including a sonic tracer, two slope sensors and one rotation sensor, which communicate directly with Bobcat’s Attachments Control Device (ACD). To be fully operational, the Bobcat loader must be equipped with the Deluxe control panel.
The tracer emits ultra sonic signals to maintain a set distance or elevation from an object, surface or the ground. Installed on the grader’s blade, the tracer allows these attachments to grade, level, and backfill on a multiple slope terrain when following a string line, kerbstone, the gutter or even a previous pass as a grade control.
Grade accuracy, said Bobcat, is 6.4mm, and the detection range of the sonic tracer is from 200-1,300mm.
Large grader attachments and the sonic tracer system is compatible with the Bobcat A770 all-wheel-steer loader, S770 and S850 skid-steers, and T650, T770 and T870 compact tracked loaders.