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Posted: 08/26/2019

4 Jobs the Bobcat Pro Clamp System™ Does Better

As an alternative to a compact excavator clamp attachment, the Pro Clamp™ system consists of a base component, standard pin-on work tool and optional grading tool.

The advanced Pro Clamp™ system from Bobcat Company allows you to complete demolition or tear-out work, create smooth trench bottoms, clean up spoil piles and install or repair underground utilities. You can remove the system as needed for optimum visibility when trenching, adjust it to pick up larger objects or flip it around to grade.

The Pro Clamp system allows you to:

  1. Grab large, small or irregular objects with greater confidence.
    The Pro Clamp™ system allows you to optimize the standard hydraulic clamp configuration for a variety of tasks. The standard work tool can be pinned at a higher point on the base to provide a wider jaw and more aggressive grabbing action for handling bigger material — such as larger-diameter utility pipes, boulders and logs. You can also follow the bucket farther toward rollout compared to a standard hydraulic clamp.
  2. Create a smooth trench bottom with the grading tool.
    The 24-inch Pro Clamp grading tool is reversible, allowing for dual functionality. With the grading tool pinned in the forward position on the bucket, it provides a smooth cutting edge on the bottom of a trench that eliminates the need for a second “smooth lip” bucket.
  3. Clean up spoil piles quickly with the grading tool.
    When the grading tool is pinned in the reverse position on the bucket, its design allows faster transitions from cleanup areas to dump trucks by removing spoil piles quicker and reducing manual shoveling.
  4. Remove the tools when trenching.
    Simply remove the Pro Clamp system when you need extra visibility into the trench area or unlimited bucket motion for loading materials into trucks. No extra parts are required to change or remove both tools.

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

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