New backhoe attachment launched for Bobcat loaders

Bobcat has launched a new generation backhoe attachment for the company’s skid-steer and compact track loaders.

The new backhoe attachment converts a Bobcat loader into a “powerful excavator, allowing customers to increase the versatility of their machines and the return on their investment”, the manufacturer claims.

The new generation backhoe attachment is “ideal” for applications in agriculture, construction, utility, road work, landscaping and other industries, according to Bobcat.

It is available in four configurations – the two Versatile (V) B32V and B35V models and the two Standard (S) B32S and B35S models – with a range of digging depths, reach and hook-up systems.

The largest model in the range offers a maximum digging depth of 3.3m and a maximum reach of 4m.

Unlike the Standard models, the Versatile versions of the backhoe attachment can be equipped with additional hydraulic attachments such as augers and breakers.

The new V-version backhoe attachments will enable operators to add attachments via the backhoe for applications in demolition, landscaping, horticulture and other markets.

The new generation backhoe attachment is compatible with seven different families of Bobcat attachments, comprising over 30 different attachments such as:
  • Augers;
  • Breakers;
  • Clay spade buckets;
  • Grading buckets;
  • Digging buckets;
  • Skeleton buckets;
  • Tilt buckets.

The V-versions of the backhoe attachment are also equipped as standard with the Klac mechanical coupling system, which ensures that attachments can be changed more quickly.

The S-versions of the backhoe attachment have a dedicated pin-on system for changing attachments.

The new backhoe attachment is about 100kg lighter than the previous generation product, providing additional stability for increased safety, the manufacturer says.

The new backhoe also offers a clear line of sight from the operator’s seat, “ensuring it is easy to dig accurately with the controls provided”, Bobcat states.