AGL Depth Control System

Staff | September 28, 2010

AGL's new EZ Dig Pro is a real-time depth control system for excavators and backhoes. The one-person system provides precise grade control for digging a fixed depth or a slope. Sensors mounted on the excavator are calibrated to the machine and take into account the movement and angle of the bucket, boom, and dipper stick to give continuous depth control indication on the in-cab display. There's no need to stop digging to place the bucket and dipper stick in the same position each time a depth reading is needed.

The system can be installed and calibrated by any operator in 45 minutes or less. No welding is required, the sensors mount to the excavator with strong rare earth magnets. It can be calibrated to several machines, and retains the data as it is moved between equipment. One of the three sensors includes a laser receiver to eliminate resetting the elevation reference when the excavator is moved.

The sensors are solar charged with wireless RF communication between the sensors and the in-cab displays, eliminating all external cables. An in-cab LCD control box and see-through display panel allow the operator to watch the ditch, bucket and display in the same view.