Bobcat Mounting System Saves Time During Hook-up

Wed October 11, 2006 - National Edition
Construction Equipment Guide

Compact excavator operators no longer need to manually position or align attachment pins during hook-up with the new Hydraulic X-Change mounting system from Bobcat Company.

The optional Hydraulic X-Change mounting system for Bobcat compact excavators features hydraulically activated attachment retention pins that retract to remove the attachment and extend to hook-up the attachment, thus saving the operator time and labor. The new hydraulic mounting system complies with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) guidelines.

Bobcat representatives said the ease of the new feature will improve operator efficiency and machine utilization by encouraging operators to use the proper-sized excavator bucket and the best attachment for the job.

Several attachments can be used with Bobcat compact excavators, including the trenching bucket, grading bucket, breaker, auger, and compactor. Once attached, the feature maintains optimal “pin-on” bucket geometry so that arm and bucket force are not compromised.

Operators can activate the Hydraulic X-Change mounting system with a rocker switch on the left console inside the cab. The feature is available on Bobcat compact excavator models 337, 341, and 435H.

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