How to Install DirtMates on Different Machine Types?


The following table describes the ideal location for a DirtMate for specific machines.

Reminder:

  • DirtMates have a magnetic base to be fastened on top of a machine.

  • A mounting bracket must be used to secure the DirtMate for non-metallic surfaces. The mounting bracket can be secured using exterior quality self-adhesive tape or an exterior quality construction adhesive like Sikaflex or 3M.

We recommend inspecting the brackets every 6 months to assure that the adhesive is still holding. If you are able to remove the bracket, clean the surface and apply new adhesive before reattaching the DirtMate and bracket.

Vehicle Type

Diagram

Mounting Location

Bulldozer

Roof of cab.

Width is measured from the outside edge to the outside edge of the tracks.

Note that the height to DirtMate

should be measured to the track plate, not the bottom of the grousers.

Landfill compactor/soil compactor

Roof of cab.

The width is measured from outside edge to outside edge of the rear wheels.


Note that height should be measured to the rolling surface of the wheel drum, not to the padfoot tips.

Scraper

Roof of cab or over back

wheels.

Width is measured from the outside edge to outside edge of the rear tires.

Single drum roller

Roof of cab.

Width is measured from outside edge to outside edge of the rear tires.


Note that height should be measured to the rolling surface of the wheel.

Wheel loader

Roof of cab.

The width is measured  from outside edge to outside edge of the rear tires.

Articulated dump truck (Moxy)

Roof of cab.

The track is measured from the outside edge to the outside edge of the rear tires.

Grader

Roof of cab.

Width is measured from outside edge to outside edge of the back two wheels behind the blade.


Excavator

Roof of cab is recommended.

Please discuss with your Site Support contact. The width is measured from the outside edge to outside edge of the track shoes.


Note that the height should be measured to the track plates, not the bottom edge of the grousers.

Ute/pickup

Roof of cab.

The width is measured from the outside edge to the outside edge of the rear tires.

Dual drum roller

Roof structure.

The width is measured from outside edge to outside edge of the rear wheels. 


Note that height should be measured to the rolling surface of the back wheels.


If the unit is a Padfoot roller, height must be measured to the barrel of the wheel not to the padfoot tips.

Backhoe

Roof of cab is recommended.

Please discuss with your Site Support contact.


The track width is measured from outside edge to outside edge of the rear tires.

Wheel excavator

Roof of cab.

The width is measured from the outside edge to the outside edge of the rear tires.

Highway Truck

Roof of cab.

The width is measured from the outside edge to the outside edge of the rear tires.

4WD buggy

Roof structure is

recommended.

Please discuss with your Site Support contact.


The width is measured from the outside edge to the outside edge of the rear tires.



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