Cat Grade Assist for Excavators

Cat Grade Assist for Excavators

Cat Grade Assist for excavators automates boom and stick movements for more accurate cuts with less effort and helps boost operator efficiency up to 45%.

Cat Grade with Assist for Excavators

DESCRIPTION

Cat Grade Assist for excavators automates boom and stick movements for more accurate cuts with less effort. Grade Assist uses machine position sensors and operator defined depth and slope parameters to enable single-lever digging.

TECHNOLOGY THAT GETS WORK DONE

  • Grade with Assist adds semi-autonomous single-lever digging to boost operator efficiency up to 45%.
  • Single-lever digging automates boom and bucket movements for more accurate cuts, using both standard and tilting attachments.
  • Automation reduces manual inputs, errors and fatigue – improving grading consistency for operators at all experience levels.
  • Assist features work with the entire Cat Grade product line: Grade with 2D, Grade with Advanced 2D, and Grade with 3D.

TECHNOLOGY THAT GETS WORK DONE
PRODUCTIVITY WITH TECHNOLOGY

PRODUCTIVITY WITH TECHNOLOGY

  • Grade with Assist automates boom and stick movements for more accurate cuts with less effort - increasing operator efficiency.
  • Types of automated assistance available:
  1. Grade Assist – Takes over boom and bucket functions to maintain desired depth and slope. The operator sets the target grade and controls stick speed with one hand.
  2. Bucket Assist – Maintains bucket angle and keeps the cut accurate in sloping, leveling, fine grading and trenching applications.
  3. Boom Assist – Automatically raises the boom to keep the excavator from lifting off the ground when digging, lifting or rotating under load.
  4. Swing Assist – Automatically stops excavator swing at defined points when truck loading and trenching, reducing fuel usage and improving cycle times.
  5. Tilt Assist – Takes over bucket angle movements to automatically maintain the desired slope.

CAT GRADE WITH 2D

  • Cat Grade with 2D is an indicate-only system that provides elevation and slope guidance to the operator.
  • Informs the operator of the distance above, below or on-grade between the bucket cutting edge and the benchmark point.
  • Increases operator efficiency and productivity when digging and grading basements, footings, foundations, utility trenches, slopes, drainage ditches, and other applications.

CAT GRADE WITH 2D
CAT GRADE WITH ADVANCED 2D

CAT GRADE WITH ADVANCED 2D

  • The standard Grade with 2D works as a system while on-board processors and fast response sensors deliver precise real time bucket tip elevation guidance.
  • Upgrading to Grade with Advanced 2D adds cross-slope and mainfall guidance to help operators maintain accuracy and precision across larger job sites and more complex applications.
  • Grade with Advanced 2D also upgrades the standard 2D system with in-field design capability.
  • An additional high-resolution touchscreen monitor enables operators to easily view, input, and edit grade plans from the operator’s seat.

CAT GRADE WITH 3D

  • Grade with 3D allows operators to grade complex designs on multiple machines across a jobsite using real-time satellite positioning guidance.
  • GNSS receivers on the excavator and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) positioning provide the accuracy needed to grade three dimensional designs.
  • An additional high-resolution touchscreen monitor enables operators to easily view, input, and edit grade plans from the operator’s seat.
  • Grade with 3D is compatible with radios and base stations from Trimble, Topcon, and Leica.

CAT GRADE WITH 3D
UPGRADE YOUR CAPABILITIES

UPGRADE YOUR CAPABILITIES

  • Cat Grade technologies are deeply integrated into new Cat equipment to provide smooth, precise operation.
  • Cat Grade is a modular system that can be optimized and upgraded to meet the needs of a wide range of applications and site requirements.*

* Cat Grade availability may vary by region and model. Consult your Cat dealer for details.