Bobcat introduces new heavy-duty Box Blade for grading applications
15 Aug 2022
Suitable for both 2D and 3D grading, new attachment can be installed on Bobcat loaders in minutes with integrated Plug & Play solution
Bobcat has launched a new heavy-duty Box Blade attachment aimed at both 2D and 3D grading applications for its loaders, with the new attachment offering a Plug & Play integrated solution that enables it to be installed on Bobcat loaders within a minute.
According to a statement from Bobcat, the new HD Box Blade attachment is suitable for use with most of the models in the brand’s skid-steer and compact tracked loader ranges, saving 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, added the manufacturer.
Covering all applications in grading, the HD Box Blade can be used for rough grading or enhanced with Bobcat’s compatible laser guided control systems for precision grading, said the company. These high-tech systems help the operator maintain the same plane on the graded surface, leading to very high accuracy.
“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,” said the statement from the compact equipment market leader.
When it is set up for 3D applications, the new attachment is capable of grading complex designs on landscaping projects with either GPS or UTS guidance. Bobcat said that this increases business opportunities and market share for contractors by increasing the range of projects they can bid and work on. 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.
Describing the features of the new attachment, Bobcat said that 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. The increased precision offered by the compact design and rear positioned casters allows grading to take place in corners, around pillars or next to walls. Additionally, the side edges are adjustable to the desired cut depth, maintaining a precise grade.
The dual-sided cutting blade allows the operator to push or pull material in either direction - operating in reverse covers tracks for a smooth finish. The blade can also be tilted by up to 20cm to better manoeuvre the material loads and side angles.
With the HD Box Blade attachment, contractors can expand grading and levelling work as the system is perfect for sub-grading and other surface preparation jobs, saving costs for materials and labour, said Bobcat. The adjustable articulation of the grade enables the operator to remain at peak efficiency. Even working on slopes has been made simple – filling in low spots is easier thanks to the wheels being mounted behind.
Bobcat said that it has ensured there is a high-quality standard of durability with its HD Box Blade. The dual-sided and replaceable cutting edge provides a long product life with its hardened steel, as well as its removable option. Optimised for Bobcat machines, this attachment gives more control while providing less ground disturbance and giving the robustness that customers have come to expect, the manufacturer added.