Bobcat Company expanded its line of E26 and E85 compact excavator attachments with new trenching and grading buckets.
The grading buckets — available in 36-, 48- and 60-inch widths — share the same profile as Bobcat's trenching buckets and do not have internal center gussets. The design gives a larger capacity than the current grading buckets and allows for more material to be moved in one cycle of the excavator work group. Grading buckets are also equipped with waffle plates to add extra strength and rigidity to the bottom of the bucket for longer life.
Trenching buckets — available in 12-, 16-, 18-, 20-, 24-, 30- and 36-inch widths — feature a replaceable cutting edge, leaving a smooth work area. A toothed version is also available. Additionally, a scalloped cast side cutter has been added for improved durability and functionality.
Both trenching and grading buckets fit the standard clamp and the optional Pro Clamp System. The Pro Clamp 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.
Grading and trenching buckets can be interchanged using the X-Change attachment mounting system that is standard on most Bobcat excavators or the optional Hydraulic X-Change system.