Compact Excavator / Attachment Versatility

Pro Clamp™ System

Expand the usual capabilities of a clamp attachment with the Pro Clamp system. As an alternative to a clamp attachment, the Pro Clamp system consists of a base component, standard pin-on work tool and optional grading tool. The system allows you to:

  • Optimize the standard clamp configuration for the task at hand. Grab large, small or irregular objects with greater confidence. You can also follow the bucket farther towards rollout compared to a standard clamp attachment.
  • Create a smooth trench bottom with the grading tool, avoiding the need for a second “smooth lip” bucket.
  • Clean up spoil piles quickly with the grading tool, reducing manual labor.
  • Remove the tool when trenching, giving you enhanced visibility into the trench area.

The Pro Clamp system is available as a factory installed option, and as a dealer-installed accessory for select Bobcat® compact excavators. It is compatible with standard arm and long arm configurations, but cannot be used with the extendable arm option.

Top Tasks

  • Perform demolition or tear-out work
  • Create smooth trench bottoms
  • Clean up spoil piles
  • Install or repair utilities, removing the tool as needed for optimum visibility

 

How It Works

Available in two sizes, the Pro Clamp system includes a base component and a standard pin-on material work tool. Operators may choose the ideal tool position for grabbing large, small or irregular objects.

The optional grading tool can serve as a smooth cutting edge when grading or trenching with a toothed bucket. It can also be reversed to serve as a clamshell when paired with a smooth lip bucket.

The work tool may be removed when trenching. No tools are required to change or remove the work tool.

Features

  • Base Component: Accommodates the standard work tool and optional grading tool.
  • Standard Pin-on Work Tool: Offers multiple positions for grabbing large, small or irregular objects; follows bucket farther towards roll-out.
  • Grading Tool (optional): Serves as smooth cutting edge when grading or trenching with a toothed bucket; may be reversed to serve as a clamshell when paired with a smooth lip bucket.
  • Easy Installation/Removal: Remove work tool when trenching no tools are required.

 

Pro-Clamp System with clamp open.
Pro-Clamp System with clamp closed.

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Pro Clamp System

At times, you need to pick up and move objects with your compact (mini) excavator. Many brands offer clamps, but only the Pro ClampTM system lets you change the orientation of the clamp. That means you can grab objects of many different sizes. You won’t find this attachment on Caterpillar®, John Deere®, or Kubota® compact excavators. It’s an exclusive Bobcat excavator feature. Learn how it works.