Bobcat introduces Pro Clamp excavator attachment
Pro Clamp system allows M-Series excavators to lift irregular loads
Bobcat has unveiled a Pro Clamp system for use with its range of M-Series excavators.
The attachment, which is fitted to the machine in conjunction with its bucket, allows Bobcat end users to lift and move large, irregular-shaped loads. The system is compatible with the manufacturer’s E32i, E32, E35i, E35, E42, E45, and E50 models.
Pro Clamp consists of a base that attaches to an M-Series excavator bucket, and is equipped with a pin-on adjustable standard tool or reversible grading tool.
According to Bobcat, the system will add greater versatility to contractors performing applications within fields such as construction, demolition, site development, and landscaping.
The standard tool has been designed to allow it to be pinned into position, offering grabbing functionality similar to Bobcat’s existing excavator clamp. However, for greater performance, Pro Clamp can also be pinned at a higher point on the base to provide a wider jaw and more aggressive grabbing action.
Bobcat claims that this enhanced performance makes the system ideal for the handling of larger, more cumbersome objects such as utility pipes, boulders, and logs.
Pro Clamp’s 0.61m grading tool is reversible allowing for dual functionality. When the tool is pinned in the forward position on the bucket, it provides a smooth cutting edge on the bottom of a trench to eliminate the need for a second smooth lip bucket.
Conversely, when the grading tool is pinned in the reverse position, it offers faster transitions from cleanup areas to dump trucks via the quicker removal of spoil piles a reduction in manual shovelling.