Backhoe grapple assembly
Convertible bucket attachment capable of excavation and clasping
Clamping arm assembly for a backhoe Patent #: 4375345
ApplicationNo. 06/614183 filed on 05/25/1984
US Classes:414/724, Handling device releasably attached to bucket or rake29/428, Assembling or joining29/891, Agricultural device making37/903, SCOOP OR SCRAPER ATTACHMENTS414/704, Including load ejector, striker, or retainer414/739Grab has pivoted jaw member
ExaminersPrimary: Crowder, Clifford D.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassE02F 3/40 (20060101)
AbstractA backhoe clamping device is provided which is designed to be easily added onto standard existing backhoe equipment. The device includes mounting brackets which are secured to the side bucket links of the existing backhoe and bucket arrangement. Clamp links are pivotally attached to these mounting brackets, thereby offsetting their pivot points from the existing links. Clamp arms are pivotally attached to the clamp links, as well as to the backhoe dipper arm. In this way, the existing backhoe leverage actuates the clamp arms, causing them to move in conjunction with the bucket to achieve a clamping effect.