Controlling the grade of your dig

Controlling the grade of your dig


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When you operate heavy equipment for a living, time is money. Needing to leave the cab of the excavator to get an accurate bottom measurement, while important, isn’t efficient. The ExcaVision excavator depth monitor solves that issue, as it is suitable for any job requiring accurate bottom measurement.

The digital system shows the arms of the excavator, as well as the desired bottom, and gives an audible alarm when the bottom is reached. It also has multiple options that make it suitable for different jobs.

“With ExcaVision, you can dig to exact grade using the tip of the bucket, a rotating laser or a GPS as reference,” says Kristjan Ingvarsson, the company’s president. “It is easy to install and operate and allows you to dig quicker and more accurately, which saves you time and money.”

The unit is suitable for any excavation job requiring accurate bottom measurements, such as basements, footings, sloping trenches, and foundations. The multilingual device also eliminates the need for an assistant, whose duty is to measure the depth of the excavation.

It allows the operator to monitor the depth, slope and width of the work, producing proper excavations and eliminating the safety hazard of working around deep holes, and reducing overcuts and undercuts, all from the comfort of the operator’s seat.

“Our system is ideal for contractors with multiple machines, needing timesaving, flexible tools — including excavators, backhoes and minis. The same system also works on bulldozers and scrapers,” Ingvarsson says. “ExcaVision is user-friendly and can be moved from machine to machine in matter of minutes. Installation and operation is made easy with a built-in, step-by-step guide.”

The system consists of three wireless inclinometers installed on the boom, stick and bucket. They send the angle information to a touch-screen display inside the cabin. The display shows the arms of the excavator as well as the desired bottom and gives an audible alarm when the bottom is reached. An automatic laser receiver mounts on the front arm of the excavator and keeps the user on grade with the help of a rotating laser. According to Ingvarsson, rebenching the system take only two to three seconds, wasting no time when moving the machine. When used on a dozer, the laser receiver is mounted on a rod attached to the blade and one of the three sensors is mounted on the blade to monitor its lateral tilt.

“ExcaVision allows you to dig quicker and to exact grade,” Ingvarsson says. “It virtually eliminates the need for a helper and allows you dig all day in the comfort of your cab.” 



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