SEMI-AUTOMATED DOZER CUTS COSTS 50%

A small bulldozer is described which, equipped with new automatic controls outperforms conventional construction methods and equipment, cuts labor costs in half and reduces time spent on a project. The system eliminates the need for grade stakes and combines surveying and equipment operations in a single process. The systems transmitter, which uses a 12-v automobile battery, can control about 70 acres day or night. The equipment has a blade tilt angle control and a mechanical compensator (to maintain a constant cutting slope for all blade positions). The earthmover blade can be accurately and directly controlled by one man.

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    McGraw-Hill, Incorporated

    330 West 42nd Street
    New York, NY  USA  10036
  • Publication Date: 1976-8-12

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  • Pagination: p. 14
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00141351
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1976 12:00AM