Mastenbroek releases Magic Eye to minimize gravel waste

Mastenbroek has launched an innovative new product to help contractors save money and improve the accuracy of backfill levels when installing drainage schemes or utilities.

Developed and refined over a six-month period, Mastenbroek’s Magic Eye package combines a radar sensor with a software application to control the amount of gravel or sand that is dispensed by the hopper when backfilling.

It is available now as an optional extra on Mastenbroek’s trenchers and retrofittable to any machine with a suitable hydraulic variable height gravel hopper. The Magic Eye regulates itself to the ground level ensuring the optimum amount of gravel is dispensed.

Mastenbroek developed the Magic Eye in response to customer requests for an automated way of minimizing wastage.

The costly issue was first raised with Mastenbroek by Darren Cotton of Les Cotton Contractors. Operating in Suffolk and undertaking agricultural and sports field drainage across East Anglia, Les Cotton and his team also helped test the Magic Eye as part of the development process.

“We have a history of problem-solving and developing innovative solutions to help our customers work more efficiently and effectively," says Christopher Pett, Mastenbroek’s Commercial Director. "Developing the Magic Eye was an interesting project to oversee. It was very rewarding to see how our whole team – electrical, mechanical and software engineers – came together to work out an effective solution to Les and Darren’s request.”

Les Cotton Contractors recently bought a Mastenbroek CT12 crawler truck. As well as fitting the Magic Eye control to the trencher hopper, Les and Darren are working with Mastenbroek to adapt the technology to work with a front-mounted gravel hopper on the CT12, which is interchangeable with the front swing conveyor.

For more information about Mastenbroek and the Magic Eye visit, email or call +44 (0)1205 311313.

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