Tag: loader backhoe

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.

Digging Deep With Vacuum Excavators

Digging Deep With Vacuum Excavators

There are three ways to dig a hole, points out Brian ­Metcalf, CEO of Ring-O-Matic.

“You can dig it by hand, you can dig it with a mechanical method, or you can utilize vacuum excavation,” he says. “Vacuum excavation obviously is significantly safer and is a completely different approach to digging

The Versatile Workhorse

The Versatile Workhorse

More than a few viewers may have watched in amazement as what looks like some well-broken-in construction equipment tries to save the day in the James Bond film Skyfall. That starring equipment happens to be a tracked excavator-a close cousin of the loader backhoe. Backhoe loaders, also known as tractor-loader

Training in Construction: Necessary, Important…and Possible

“When it comes to training, doing nothing is costing you something.”
—Dan Abbott, director of learning services, Knife River Corp.

“If you play the old game of ‘I know what I’m doing’ and turn the monitor off, you’re already losing money.”
—Gene Kidd, field staff supervisor, IUOE Local 701

“Ignorance is expensive,” says Dan

Compact Loaders: Sorting the Choices

Compact Loaders: Sorting the Choices

At one time, if you were a grading and excavating contractor looking for a loader with the ability to work quickly, efficiently, and productively on job sites where both time and maneuver room were in short supply, you were limited to a skid-steer machine. Now, of course, your choices of

Two Machines in One

Because backhoe loaders are just about the most versatile construction machines you’ll find on any job site, the grading and excavation contractor needs to consider a significant number of performance capabilities and design attributes when trying to choose the right backhoe model for the job whether purchasing or renting one.

Team up on Earthmoving Work with Compact Equipment

Brian Williams has made a success of Taff’s Mini Excavation Inc. in Plymouth, MA, by following a deceptively simple motto: We go where no one else goes. Good thing for the homeowners he serves, like the two whose adjacent homes sit atop a 75-ft.-high bluff overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Storm-driven

Taylor Rental Fills a Niche

The Earthforce compact TLB (tractor-loader-backhoe) is making impressive headway into the equipment-rental sector in North America. In four years, Superstav, the Czech manufacturer, has produced a line of six medium-sized TLBs that fulfill a long-emptyniche in the rental market.

Jay Maners, owner of Taylor Rental in Mount Vernon, OH, a midsize

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