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Bigger, Better? Performance advantages of 15-foot backhoes over smaller diggers are narrowing, but have not disappeared

Bigger, Better? Performance advantages of 15-foot...

Posted by Staff Report on Aug 01, 2013

There’s a reason 14-foot backhoes comprise the bulk of backhoe sales. That size is well-suited to most of the tasks ...

Thieves use backhoe to smash ATM, but come up empty-handed

Thieves use backhoe to smash ATM, but come up...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 01, 2013

“We’ve had machines stolen before, but no one’s ever pulled off a bank heist with them.” That's what a worker at ...

JCB taps Graeme Macdonald to succeed Alan Blake as CEO

JCB taps Graeme Macdonald to succeed Alan Blake as CEO

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 17, 2013

JCB has announced that Grame Macdonald will be the company's next chief executive officer. Macdonald will succeed current CEO Alan ...

JCB unveils Tier 4 Final Ecomax engines at Bauma, calls them “one-can” solution

JCB unveils Tier 4 Final Ecomax engines at Bauma, calls...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Apr 15, 2013

JCB says its Tier 4 Final Ecomax engines will offer a "one-can" solution, avoiding the use of both a diesel ...

Terex updates TLB840 backhoe with Tier 4 interim engine, torque boost

Terex updates TLB840 backhoe with Tier 4 interim...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Apr 11, 2013

Accompanied by what Terex says are noticeable boosts in torque, climbing and digging, the company's new TLB840 backhoe features a ...

The 250,000 John Deere backhoe is the 310SK pictured. It was presented to NPL Construction who primarily buys its equipment from Deere.

NPL Construction: How one of the top private...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Mar 20, 2013

Licensed in 37 states, energy distribution contractor NPL Construction says it takes a strategic sourcing approach to the equipment suppliers ...

Mike Mack (left), Deere Construction & Forestry president, and Jim Kane, president and CEO of NPL Construction at the 250,000th backhoe event.

NPL Construction receives John Deere’s 250,000th...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 28, 2013

In a ceremony today at John Deere's Dubuque Works, NPL Construction, a national infrastructure services contractor headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, ...

Caterpillar announces 450F backhoe with 5% more horsepower (WOC 2013)

Caterpillar announces 450F backhoe with 5% more...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Feb 05, 2013

Caterpillar started World of Concrete 2013 with a bang by announcing the new four-wheel-drive 450F backhoe during a press conference ...

Hydraulic excavators top list of construction equipment types sold by Ritchie Bros. in 2012

Hydraulic excavators top list of construction equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 01, 2013

Ritchie Bros. auctioneers has published five "Top 5" lists to its website that provide a pretty interesting look at equipment ...

Video: Thief steals backhoe in broad daylight

Video: Thief steals backhoe in broad daylight

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 30, 2013

The video below just goes to show you how much of a problem equipment theft is becoming. In Houston recently, a ...

Volvo moves North American backhoe production from Mexico to Brazil

Volvo moves North American backhoe production from...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 18, 2013

Volvo Construction Equipment will move its North American backhoe production from its plant in Tultitlan, Mexico, to Pederneiras, Brazil. Volvo says ...

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