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Financed used construction equipment sales drop third month in a row; new financed units flat in June

Financed used construction equipment sales drop third...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Aug 11, 2014

According to the latest numbers from Equipment Data Associates, the number of financed used construction equipment sold dropped in June ...

The three new models in the Cat F series of backhoe loaders – 416F, 420F and 430F – are center pivot machines that feature a new Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, greater lift capacity, more bucket breakout force and increased backhoe control. The engine is equipped with the Cat NOx Reduction System and a diesel particulate filter for emissions reduction. Each model includes hydraulic refinement, new lift arms to increase hinge-pin height by 5 percent, a composite fuel tank and a new hinged cooling pack to improve service access. Cat.com

Should you buy a new backhoe now or wait for the Tier 4...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Aug 01, 2014

The 2013 Equipment World Spec Guide had 10 new models of backhoes in the 14-foot and greater categories. This year, ...

4 rules for calculating Backhoe Owning & Operating costs

4 rules for calculating Backhoe Owning & Operating...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 16, 2013

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

Backhoe O&O Costs: Adding things up

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 16, 2013

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

Backhoe Operating Costs: Include the wages

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 16, 2013

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

Backhoe O&O Costs: 4 things to take away

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 16, 2013

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

Backhoe Owning Costs: Figure in the residual

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 16, 2013

The residual price is what you can get for the machine when you're ready to trade it in or sell ...

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, ...

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