BOBCAT® Compact Excavators Offer Depth Check


If looking for proven performance, more comfort options and better design to maximise uptime, the revolutionary line up of R-Series excavators demand attention.

While it’s their bold exterior styling that stands out, the real difference is the enhanced performance, productivity and comfort that exist underneath.


R-Series excavator operators can dig with greater confidence over the side of the machine with a standard dual-flange track roller system. The new dual-flange rollers extend the excavator’s undercarriage structure closer to the track’s edge and provide up to a 15 per cent increase in over-the-side capacity and more stability.

This improves over-the-side digging performance and slewing ability to help boost operator productivity.

Operators will also notice an improved ride quality with the new dual-flange roller and track system, allowing them to comfortably move around a bumpy jobsite.


Operators can see and feel a difference with a new high-quality finish. The new R-Series excavators feature strengthened hinges and latches, and rigid, aligned excavator panels to reduce vibration in the cab, especially when working on rough surfaces. These enhancements increase operator comfort for a more enjoyable work day.



Along with having one of the largest cab openings in the industry, Bobcat has redesigned its R-Series excavator cab for an unbeatable operator experience. The tall, wide windows have 15 per cent more surface area, which includes an improved top window and narrower side pillars for visibility that’s never been better. Operators can get a better view of the excavator’s workgroup and surrounding areas with expanded visibility from the cab. A new sun visor over the top window shields the operator’s eyes from the sun on bright days.

With the industry’s largest selection of models, it’s easy to find a machine that’s matched to specific excavation needs.

Choose an excavator with the right combination of dig depth, arm configuration, and tail swing style for the work at hand. Add specialised attachments that do more than dig and maximise the project’s possibilities.

Plus, many models can be configured with industry-exclusive features, including the unique Pro Clamp™ system, extendable arm, and depth check system. It’s never been easier to tackle a variety of jobsite challenges.


When over-digging or under-digging, valuable time is wasted. That’s why Bobcat Company developed its first depth check system for compact equipment. 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.


Achieve an accurate grade every time without leaving the cab by using the Bobcat depth check system. Efficient and easy to use, the system delivers accurate dig depth measurement for precise digging performance. It eliminates over-digging and the costs associated with backfilling and compacting fill material. It also prevents under-digging and the resulting need for manual labour to finalise depth or grade.

The system is ideal for:

• Trenching utility lines

• Placing drainage ditches

• Digging basements

• Installing sewer lines and drain fields

• Site preparation for footings or pads

Utilising 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 works against that benchmark. The integrated panel continually references the current and desired depths, while audible alerts indicate whether the operator is approaching the target, at the target, or beyond the target.

On larger jobsites, an optional laser receiver offers operators greater flexibility to move around, benching off a laser signal rather than a fixed grade point.

Unlike other systems, the Bobcat depth check system integrates with the deluxe instrument panel. This offers simple operation and eliminates the need for an add-on display monitor inside the cab.

With a Bobcat excavator and the depth check system, operators spend less time checking depth and more time digging. It’s just another way Bobcat makes jobs easier and quicker.

[colored_box color=”yellow”]For more information on Bobcat equipment contact Clark Equipment on 1300 736 848 or visit www.bobcatofaustralia.com.au[/colored_box]

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