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What’s Happening with Backhoes? – More Than You Might Expect
Though their status has waned, advances are being made to new backhoes. Check out the latest models and buying tips here.
December 14, 2022
Kubota L47: The Backhoe with the Highest Retained Value for 2022
Buying this model could mean more money in your pocket when it comes time to trade it in, according to the latest data from EquipmentWatch.
November 15, 2022
It's back!: Caterpillar reintroduces 651 Wheel Tractor Scraper
With a push from a dozer, this beast can load 104,000 pounds of material in 30 seconds.
December 13, 2021
Sany Enters U.S. Backhoe Market with "Fully Loaded" SLB95
"The features we are offering as standard can cost more than $7,000 on competitive machines."
November 22, 2021
Backhoes Adapt to Fend Off Compact Competitors
“The backhoe loader ... has been affected significantly by the explosion of compact equipment.”
November 2, 2021
Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development
Modeled after Deere's 310L, the battery-powered backhoe aims to lower operating costs, noise, downtime and drop emissions to zero.
January 29, 2021
John Deere gives L-Series backhoes more powerful engine; 310SL also gets new hydraulics
John Deere is constantly improving their equipment. Deere recently upgraded its L-series backhoes with more powerful engines and PCLS hydraulics. Details here.
December 8, 2020
Cat Intros 420, 420 XE Backhoes: What’s the Difference Between These New Machines?
The 420 is Caterpillar’s flagship backhoe, it’s the most popular due to the versatility of thes size and how well balanced it is. And because of that it’s really the machine that Cat bases the rest of its lineup upon. And an all-new model just hit the market. But along with this updated 420, Cat […]
July 3, 2020
Case CE Unveils First Electric Backhoe, the 580 EV, at ConExpo 2020
At ConExpo 2020, Case Construction Equipment unveiled the very first battery-powered electric backhoe loader. Developed under the name “Project Zeus,” the loader’s model name is the 580 EV. Check out the video for all the details.
March 11, 2020
Quick Data: Top-selling backhoes and sales trends
A snapshot of new and used sales trends from Randall-Reilly’s EDA equipment financing data and TopBid auction price service.
November 29, 2019
Backhoe is Cat’s first Smart Attachment for new D3 Series skid steers, CTLs
On its new D3 Series of skid steers and compact track loaders, Caterpillar is launching its Smart Attachment platform. Cat says the new Smart Attachments are an industry first, and with advanced machine technology, the new D3 Series skid steers and CTLs automatically recognize these smart work tools and tailor machine controls and operator information […]
November 8, 2019
Backhoe bounce-back? OEMs declare rebound underway with improved features, value, versatility
Backhoes are on a rebound, manufacturers say. They declare that the reduction in model counts and sales figures is over, and the loss of market share to compact excavators and other upstarts is history. Backhoes are not just making a comeback, they say. They’re bringing improved features, value and versatility. It would seem backhoes […]
September 13, 2019
Backhoe takes a dip after shoddy bridge gives way
Watch this video featuring a backhoe falling from a bridge into the water. The driver was luck to make it out. Click to watch what happened.
April 18, 2019
It’s not a compact track loader, it’s JCB’s 1CXT backhoe
Don’t confuse the JCB 1CXT with a compact track loader, says Diego Butzke, JCB’s product manager of backhoe loaders and dumpers. Unlike a CTL or a skid steer, the engine is in the front of the machine. “It is a full backhoe that benefits from the driveability of tracks,” he explains. “This is a construction […]
March 13, 2019
Guy starting up this 60-year-old JCB backhoe is a moment of pure zen
Not one word is spoken in the 5 minutes and 38 seconds video. Just the sound of birds tweeting, metal creaking and, eventually, the roar of a very old engine.
February 21, 2019
New design brings more balance, better load control to Cat’s powerful 440, 450 backhoes
A new design is offering better balance and load control for Caterpillar 440 and 450 backhoes. Check out the improved features right here on Equipment World.
January 22, 2019
Cat’s all-new 440, updated 450 backhoes bring seat-mounted controls, performance advancements
Caterpillar has introduced a new model to its backhoe loader lineup. Check out the details and get more heavy equipment information here on Equipment World.
December 17, 2018
Case updates N Series backhoes with new PowerBoost function, host of other upgrades
Case Construction Equipment has launched a major update for its N Series backhoe loader lineup that brings several meaningful upgrades to these machines. Leading off this 2019 model year update is a feature Case says is an industry exclusive. It’s called PowerBoost and allows the operator to get a “momentary boost of increased hydraulic power” […]
November 14, 2018
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