BUCKET-PROTM SYSTEM INTRODUCTION
Before operating a HYEX equipped with the Bucket-ProTM System, be fully aware of
machine and job site safety. Refer to appropriate sections of manufacturer's Operating
Manual for the HYEX (TM 5-3805-280-10). Read this chapter thoroughly.
This chapter is used for operation, maintenance, and installation of the Bucket-ProTM System used on the
BUCKET-PROTM SYSTEM EQUIPMENT CHARACTERISTICS, CAPABILITIES, AND
Characteristics. The Bucket-ProTM System is a depth-of-cut and grade display system used on the
on a typical midsized
HYEX takes approximately
Bucket-ProTM System is an electromechanical system, so tampering with the hydraulic system of the
HYEX is not required.
Features. Standard features include a Dual-Axis Tilt Sensor that constantly compensates for frame
pitch and roll; Angle Sensors that measure boom, stick, and bucket position; Gravity Sensors that are
used on the boom and stick; and an Encoder that measures the bucket angle. A microprocessor control
box and a monochrome LCD, for real-time monitoring of bucket teeth, are also featured. The display
mounts in the cab and provides graphic information on elevation, depth of cut, percent of grade, and
reach. Five push buttons control all modes of operation. A picture of the bucket and stick's position is in
front of the Operator at all times. Also shown on the display are numerical values, HI/LO/On-Grade
three-light display, and selectable on-grade detector audible tone.