Tag: backhoe loaders

A backhoe loader, also called a loader backhoe, digger in layman’s terms, or colloquially shortened to backhoe within the industry, is a heavy equipment vehicle that consists of a tractor like unit fitted with a shovel/bucket on the front and a small backhoe on the back. Due to its (relatively) small size and versatility, backhoe loaders are very common in urban engineering and small construction projects (such as building a small house, fixing urban roads, etc.) as well as developing countries.

The Backhoe Tech Boost

The Backhoe Tech Boost

Contractors turn to a host of machines when they’re taking on grading and excavation projects. But few machines are as handy as the backhoe.

Brian Hennings, product marketing manager for backhoe loaders with John Deere Construction & Forestry, refers to the backhoe as the Swiss Army Knife of the construction industry. “The different attachments

JCB North America Adds Hendershot Equipment Company to Expanding Dealer Network

JCB North America Adds Hendershot Equipment Company to Expanding Dealer Network

STEPHENVILLE, TX (Feb. 13, 2017) — Hendershot Equipment Company, LLC, a premier agriculture equipment dealership with locations in Stephenville and Decatur, Texas, has added a new, JCB-dedicated division to its operations, Hendershot JCB. The new division will carry a variety of JCB’s industry-leading construction equipment, including backhoe loaders and telehandlers, rough terrain

Excavators: Choosing the Right One for the Dig – Part 1

Excavators: Choosing the Right One for the Dig
– Part 1

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in the January/February 2014 edition of Grading & Excavation Contractor.

Excavators come in all sizes and configurations. How are we supposed to know which one will be best for us? Other than the opinions which other, experienced contractors give you, the best information probably comes from

The Backhoe Tech Boom

The Backhoe Tech Boom

Katie Pullen, brand marketing manager for CASE Construction Equipment, says there’s an important reason why telematics is gaining traction with backhoe loaders: manufacturers have made it easier for owners to acquire and operators to use the systems.

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

How many construction vehicles can lay gas and water lines, pound railroad ties into the ground, remove mounds of snow, break chunks of concrete into little pieces, and even dig graves?

How about that most handy of all fleet vehicles, the backhoe loader?

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

The Many Talents of the Backhoe

How many construction vehicles can lay gas and water lines, pound railroad ties into the ground, remove mounds of snow, break chunks of concrete into little pieces, and even dig graves?

How about that most handy of all fleet vehicles, the backhoe loader?

New Geith Tilting Coupler Increases Productivity

New Geith Tilting Coupler Increases Productivity

(ATLANTA — September 2015)  Designed for use with excavators and backhoe loaders weighing between 6 and 26 tons, the new Geith tilting coupler allows operators to more precisely position the bucket or attachment without having to reposition the machine — increasing overall productivity and versatility. The tilting coupler provides up

Versatile Construction Attachments Maximize Equipment Use

Versatile Construction Attachments Maximize Equipment Use

Versatility is most often the name of the game when it comes to attachments. Cathy DeSanto is the Operations Manager for Alpine Equipment. She explains that their Rockwheel rock and concrete grinders are used by a wide variety of contractors from smaller owner operators to large international tunneling firms. “And

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