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Bobcat Company expands on its current attachment line-up with the newly redesigned trenching buckets and all-new grading buckets for Bobcat® E26 through E85 compact excavators. Both buckets will greatly benefit compact excavator operators, offering them increased durability and reliability, maximum digging capabilities and easier clean-out when cleaning ditches, backfilling, leveling or grading.

The new grading buckets – available in 36-, 48- and 60-inch widths – share the same profile as our trenching buckets and will 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 when the job is completed. A toothed version is also available which uses the same teeth as the previous bucket model so customers and dealers do not have to stock two types of teeth. Additionally, a scalloped cast side cutter has been added for improved durability and functionality.

Both trenching and grading buckets will be optimized to fit the standard clamp and the optional Pro ClampTM System, allowing operators to better move and grab more materials. 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 easily interchanged using the X-Change™ attachment mounting system that is standard on most Bobcat excavators or the optional Hydraulic X-Change system for even faster attachment changes.

Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, North Dakota, is a worldwide leader in the manufacturing and distribution of compact equipment. Bobcat® compact equipment includes skid-steer, all-wheel steer and compact track loaders; compact excavators; mini track loaders; VersaHANDLER® telescopic tool carriers; utility vehicles; Toolcat™ utility work machines and attachments. Bobcat is a global brand with more than 550 dealer locations in North America and the leader in compact equipment – the industry’s original innovator, beginning more than 50 years ago with the first compact machine and predecessor to the skid-steer loader. Bobcat is a business of Doosan Bobcat North America. For more information on Bobcat products, visit