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What Is Our Depth Check System?

The depth check system from Bobcat® accurately measures depth and grade without exiting your compact excavator. 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. Because the system prevents under-digging and over-digging, you reduce time spent adjusting work already done.

Bobcat Depth Check Feature Details

Depth Check Easy Operation

Easy Operation

Utilizing 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 work against that benchmark. Each of the compatible instrumentation and display options continually reference the current and desired depths, while audible alerts indicate whether the operator is approaching the target, at the target or beyond the target.

Depth Check Multiple Applications

Multiple Applications

  • Trenching utility lines
  • Placing drainage ditches
  • Digging basements
  • Installing sewer lines and drain fields
  • Site preparation for footings or pads

It is compatible with standard arm and long arm configurations, but cannot be used with the extendable arm option.

Depth Check Display Panel

Instrumentation Panel & Display Integration

Unlike other systems, it integrates with the Bobcat Deluxe Instrumentation panel and displays. This offers simple operation and eliminates the need for an add-on display monitor inside your excavator cab. The system includes three position sensors (boom, arm and bucket) with required harnesses. The wired system reduces lag time with no batteries to replace.

Bobcat E60 Excavator

Depth Check Ready Models

R2-Series compact excavator models are depth check ready – approved and ready for the optional Bobcat depth check accessory kit for compact (mini) excavators. These models are designed to accept all depth check system components. Depth check functions are integrated with your display or the optional Touch Display. This simple, durable kit is wired, so job conditions or wireless signal loss never interfere with your digging accuracy.

Optional Laser Receiver

Optional Laser Receiver

On larger jobsites, an optional laser receiver offers operators greater flexibility to move around, benching off of a laser signal rather than a fixed grade point. It’s compatible with optional CR600 and BLR 2 laser receivers

How-To Videos: Using the Depth Check System

Watch these videos to learn how to use a Depth Check system and some helpful best practices.

Video: How The System Works

Depth Check: Introduction
Watch a brief overview of the Bobcat Depth Check system with basic operation tips and tricks.

Video: Set Up For Minimal Cover Jobs

Depth Check: Minimum Cover Application
Learn how to set up the Bobcat depth check system for minimal cover jobs.

Video: Depth Check for Sustaining a Grade

Depth Check: Sustaining A Grade
Watch how to set up the Bobcat Depth Check system to sustain a grade, such as inside a trench.

Video: Sustaining a Grade with a Laser

Depth Check: Laser Accessory
Watch how to set up the Bobcat Depth Check system to sustain a grade with a laser accessory.

To learn more about our compact excavator Depth Check system, get in touch with us.