Posted on: 27 May 2019
Topic: General News
Your combination buckets come in handy throughout the process with material handling and quick clean ups. Switch to your planer to work on the pavement. Attach the industrial grapple bucket to discard of large, odd shaped objects. Then change to the sweeper for the finishing touch to the clean-up.
Bobcat skid-steer loaders and compact track loaders are built to deliver unmatched attachment performance, versatility and power. Three attachments that bring great efficiency and profitability to road and pavement contractors are planers, sweepers and laser guided graders.
Cut and mill concrete and asphalt with the controlled removal process of the planer attachment. Planers can be used for continuous milling or smaller repairs.
The milling process involves low angle, high velocity blows in a controlled pattern that uniformly chips pavement. Depth, width and slope control are easily set and maintained by the operator. Milled material can be immediately recycled, nicely finishing any asphalt and repair jobs. The Bobcat planer attachment is much less expensive to maintain and more manoeuvrable than dedicated planers.
The planer attachment is versatile and durable, delivering high torque for maximum cutting and milling performance.
• Match uneven pavement surfaces
• Clean up around larger miller machines
• Mill around manholes
• Taper roadway edges
Sweep a clean path easily and efficiently with the hydraulically-driven sweeper (angle broom) attachment. Quick removal jobs can be completed without damaging pavement surfaces.
The broom bristles have a waved design, delivering more surface clearing ability.
This clears a cleaner path and can sweep more debris in one pass. The angle broom attachment is compact, manoeuvrable and easy to operate, replacing manual labour and hand brooms. Clean small and large areas with less effort and in less time.
• Clear away dirt, dried mud, light snow and other debris
• Effective on roads, driveways, foot paths, parking lots, loading docks, warehouses and more
AUTOMATIC GRADE CONTROL- LASER
Bobcat automatic grading solutions deliver more accurate grading results with less time and less labour. Choose from laser-guided systems and sonic/slope systems.
Operators will increase their efficiency and reduce fatigue since they can focus on operating the machine's travel, rather than the blade position. Fewer people are also needed because, with near-perfect accuracy, there is no need for a crew to continually check grade on the job site. It's as simple as clicking a button on the loader controls to activate the automatic system.
With accuracies better than+/- W', automatic grade control systems can also save on expensive finishes such as concrete.
A laser transmitter is used to emit a plane of laser light across the job site. The plane mirrors the completed job site and is used as a reference point to ensure the blade is on-grade at all times. The blade moves up and down automatically to keep the base materials on-grade. Laser transmitters and rod-mounted laser receivers can also quickly determine the amount of material that needs to be added or removed from the site.
• Accurate finish grading
• Efficient rough grading
• Concrete flatwork
Bobcat Company attachments give one machine the ability to solve many problems for road and pavement contractors.
For more information on Bobcat attachments and other equipment, contact Clark Equipment on 1300 736 848
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