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Backhoes are getting better as CTLs, compact excavators chip away at market share
The response of backhoe OEMs? Make their machines even better at the many things they do. The sales of compact track ...
Back in Black: The story behind the Caterpillar 420F2 that you can’t have (PHOTOS)
Caterpillar didn't have any new machine announcements to share at this year's World of Concrete show. But that doesn't mean ...
JCB unveils the 3CX Compact backhoe at ICUEE; packs power into machine 35% smaller than standard 3CX (PHOTOS)
At the ICUEE show, JCB has unveiled its 3CX compact backhoe loader, 35 percent smaller than the company’s standard model 3CX, ...
New Holland launches 4 C Series backhoes with Auto Glide Ride loader control (PHOTOS)
Boasting new engines and a ride control technology previously reserved for the company's wheel loaders, New Holland Construction has introduced ...
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For heavy equipment operators, their office is the cab. That’s where they’re comfortable. That’s where they’re calling the shots. But…
4 rules for calculating Backhoe Owning & Operating costs
What's it really cost to run a backhoe? Probably a lot more than you think. The following will guide you through ...
Backhoe O&O Costs: Adding things up
Now that we've got all the math out of the way, there are at least four things we can take ...
Backhoe Operating Costs: Include the wages
Clearly, paying your operator is your top expense when it comes to running this machine. Some contractors may not think ...
Backhoe O&O Costs: 4 things to take away
1. Your operator is your biggest expense. Consider paying extra for enclosed cabs to help retain quality employees and keep them ...
Backhoe Owning Costs: Figure in the residual
The residual price is what you can get for the machine when you're ready to trade it in or sell ...
JCB opens $100 million factory in Brazil
British Prime Minister David Cameron officially opened JCB’s new $100 million factory in Brazil on October 2. JCB chairman Sir Anthony ...
JCB adds Ecomax to backhoe loaders
JCB has added Stage IIIB/Tier 4 Interim Ecomax engines and variable flow hydraulic pumps across the 3CX and 4CX backhoe ...
JCB’s Ecomax engine meets EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 Interim emissions standards
JCB has added in-cylinder technologies to its Ecomax engines, allowing the engines to meet EU Stage IIIB/US Tier 4 Interim ...
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John Deere unveils Fixstern: A lightweight vision for the backhoe of the future (VIDEO)
Ford files patent for sliding pickup bed
Test Drive: Kenworth’s T880S is a more versatile replacement for the W900S
How Hensel Phelps carefully deployed drones on its construction sites
Cat D8T moves more at less cost with several new options
Dragged to his death: How to prevent chipper accidents
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Caterpillar will move global HQ to Deerfield, lll., beginning this year ...
by Wayne Grayson
John Deere unveils Fixstern: A lightweight vision for the backhoe of ...
by Marcia Gruver Doyle
Test Drive: Kenworth’s T880S is a more versatile replacement for the ...
by Jason Cannon
Cat D8T moves more at less cost with several new options ...
by Wayne Grayson
Kobelco launches slew of new excavators, improved models
by Don McLoud
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