By Mike Anderson, Senior Editor | September 28, 2010

OcalaOne of the simplest and least expensive ways to improve excavator productivity is to install a depth monitor. Developed by Ocala Instruments, the excavator monitor gets a reference from a rotating laser with an automatic laser receiver on the dipper stick, so the display inside the cab shows exactly the depth of the tip of the bucket from the laser height. The unit installs in less than one hour, and it can be moved to another excavator in minutes.