Bobcat, a leading brand in the compact equipment sector, has expanded its market-leading line-up of attachments with the launch of a new Heavy Duty Box Blade, aimed at both 2D and 3D grading applications. The attachment offers a plug-and-play integrated solution that can be installed on Bobcat loaders within a minute.
Suitable for use with most of the models in the Bobcat skid-steer and compact track loader ranges, the HD Box Blade attachment is claimed to save time and money while producing a more accurate and higher precision finish grade, even on tough jobsites. The fingertip controls and user-friendly display on the Bobcat loaders also guarantee ease of operation.
“The HD Box Blade covers all applications; it can be used for rough grading or enhanced with Bobcat’s compatible laser-guided control systems for precision grading. These high-tech systems help the operator maintain the same plane on the graded surface, leading to very high accuracy,” says a spokesman for Bobcat.
As a result, the new HD Box Blade can be used to level ground effortlessly in roadwork and construction, including creating bases for car parks or pavements. Engineered for maximum precision, no rework is needed while grading, he adds.
When it is set up for 3D applications, this new Bobcat solution is capable of grading complex designs on landscaping projects with either GPS or UTS guidance. Working in sync with a 3D grading system the HD Box Blade can work on golf courses, sports fields and other medium-large landscaping projects, the spokesman points out.
Wheels behind the cutting blade allow the operator to push material more efficiently and quickly. The wheels also enable operation in tight spaces while also improving travel and stability.