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Plate Compactor Attachments expand excavator versatility.

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July 16, 2012 - Mounted at end of Bobcat® M-Series excavator arm, flat-top Models PCF34 and PCF64 use bolt-on breaker cap for mounting, adding trench compaction capabilities to excavator. Measuring 26 in. in length from excavator arm, Model PCF34 features 18.75 in. plate width, dynamic force of 3,400 lb, and compaction frequency of 2,100 vpm. Model PCF64, measuring 34 in. in length from excavator arm, has 23.5 in. plate width, dynamic force of 6,400 lb, and 2,000 vpm compaction frequency.

Bobcat Company

250 E. Beaton Dr., West Fargo, ND, 58078, USA

Original Press Release

Bobcat Plate Compactors Expand M-Series Excavator Versatility

Press release date: July 1, 2012

(WEST FARGO, N.D.) Two updated plate compactor attachments expand the versatility of Bobcat® M-Series compact excavators, making safer and more efficient work of restoring trenches. The new PCF34 and PCF64 flat-top plate compactor attachments offer enhanced compatibility with Bobcat M-Series excavators. Mounting changes to the top of the plate, including the use of a bolt-on breaker cap, provide new trench compaction capabilities to the E80 excavator. The largest excavator offered by Bobcat Company, the E80 features a maximum dig depth of 15 feet 6 inches and a maximum reach of 24 feet 5 inches.

Applications for the plate compactor attachment include compacting trenches, footings, and slab areas. Other applications include driving piles when building retaining walls and compacting spoil. The compact design of the plate enables compacting even in hard-to-reach areas like down in trenches and on slopes. Shock mounts distribute vibration evenly while keeping the attachment level, increasing stability and improving compaction efficiency.

Mounted at the end of an excavator arm, the plate compactor attachment provides more powerful compaction force than a hand-operated compactor and reduces the need for a worker in the trench. The PCF34's length is 26 inches from the excavator arm and its plate width is 18.75 inches. The attachment's dynamic force is 3,400 pounds and the compaction frequency is 2,100 vpm. The PCF34 is compatible with the Bobcat E32, E35, E42, E45, E50 and E55 excavators.

The PCF64's length is 34 inches from the excavator arm and its plate width is 23.5 inches. The attachment's dynamic force is 6,400 pounds and the compaction frequency is 2,000 vpm. The PCF64 is compatible with the three largest Bobcat excavators including the E55, E60 and E80.

With the PCF34 and PCF64, Bobcat excavator operators can compact down in trenches without leaving the cab and reduce the need for a person working in the trench, increasing jobsite safety and operator comfort.

ABOUT BOBCAT COMPANY
Bobcat Company, headquartered in West Fargo, N.D., 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; compact tractors and Toolcat(TM) utility work machines. Bobcat is a global brand with more than 600 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. For more information on Bobcat products, visit www.bobcat.com.

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