The optimal digging range for your stick starts about 35 to 45 degrees from vertical back to a vertical position. Digging outside this range lowers your efficiency, lengthens cycle times and may make your excavator's position less stable. Ideally, the bucket should be loaded by the time your stick returns to the vertical position.
TIPS FOR DIGGING AND TRENCHING WITH YOUR CAT® EXCAVATOR
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