John Deere dealers are now offering Level Best laser grade-control box blades for the company’s skid steers and compact track loaders.
Deere says the Dual Mast PD Series attachments will boost its machines’ productivity. The series is composed of three models: the PD-72, PD-84 and PD-96. The model numbers refer to the box blades’ width in inches.
The Level Best attachments, made by ATI Corporation, come in either Topcon 2D or 3D grading versions.
“The 2D system automatically adjusts the elevation by controlling the lift and tilt of the attachment to maintain vertical accuracy and smooth grading performance,” Deere says.
“For jobs that demand 3D grading, Level Best grading boxes come ready to be used with Topcon GPS, robotic total stations or sonic technology. The grading box comes installed with the cables needed to work with Topcon 3D GPS. This allows customers to use the Topcon GPS systems they currently use on other machines. The main components can be installed on the grading box for a plug-and-play solution.”
The attachments require half-inch quick-connect couplers and a 14-pin auxiliary electrical connector with live power. Rear counterweight is not required but will improve stability during use, Deere says.
ATI says the Level Best box blades are designed to minimize potential bounce from skid steers’ short wheelbase. They can be used for such tasks as concrete subgrade, parking lots, fine grading, golf course tee boxes, athletic fields and horse arenas.
Standard features include:
- Push-pull design moves the material for fine grading.
- Two cylinders provide cross-slope operation.
- All cutting edges are reversible.
- Convex mirror allows material visibility.
- Power-coated paint finish.
- Foam-filled tires on oscillating axle.
- Universal skid steer compatible mount improves versatility.
- Two, 1-1/2-inch-diameter mast poles.
The attachments also qualify for low-interest financing through Deere Financial. They are serviced by Level Best.