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With 1,000 HMEE high-speed backhoes in service, JCB, U.S. Army officials detail its history, discuss coming remote control capability
JCB's North American headquarters celebrates production of 1,000th High-Mobility Engineer Excavator with the Army and Georgia state officials. Learn more.
September 3, 2018
In a sea of specialty equipment, the backhoe is holding its own as a do-it-all machine
With so much speciality equipment on the market, understand the benefits of backhoe loaders and why they're now being seen as a "do-it-all machine."
June 4, 2018
This genius loader attachment can fill thousands of sand bags a day
The SandMaster attachment from Barrier Systems allows you to fill multiple sandbags in just a few seconds! Check out the video and see for yourself.
May 23, 2018
JCB ceases backhoe production at Ga. facility to make room for telehandlers; will build dedicated parts warehouse and distribution center in Miami
Less than four years after the first JCB 3CX backhoe rolled off the assembly line at the British equipment maker’s Savannah, Georgia-based North American headquarters, the company has announced that it has ceased backhoe production at the plant in order to make room for production of the 505-20TC compact telehandler. JCB says installation of the […]
May 10, 2018
Case updates N Series backhoes with several improvements including drivetrain, hydraulics, electrical
Case CE says it has updated its entire five machine lineup of N Series backhoes with several updates, including making standard a few features that used to be optional. Case N Series machines now feature a new Pilot Control hydraulic system. Case says this new hydraulic system provides an operator with more control and precision […]
December 15, 2017
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Crane flips while lowering backhoe into pit
The operator in the video below is lucky to be unharmed after his machine flips completely over while lowering a backhoe into a pit. As the machine begins to leave the ground you can actually see him notice that his wheels are airborne before deciding to bail. Even after he escapes, it appears that he […]
October 19, 2017
John Deere updates L-Series backhoes with improved controls, new rear coupler
John Deere has refreshed its two-year-old L-Series lineup of backhoe loaders with updates the company says make operation of the machines simpler and more productive. Brian Hennings, Deere’s product marketing manager for backhoes, says the L-Series machines are particularly popular among utility contractors in the Americas, adding that the company worked with fleet managers, owners […]
July 12, 2017
APWA to hold first National Equipment Roadeo at 2017 PWX
The American Public Works Association (APWA) is planning to hold its first National Equipment Roadeo Aug. 29 during the 2017 Public Works Expo (PWX) in Orlando. The competition will feature two backhoe operation events per participant, including a Tennis Ball Challenge and a Pipe Lift Pin Challenge. Tennis Ball Challenge The objective for this event […]
May 19, 2017
John Deere unveils Fixstern: A lightweight vision for the backhoe of the future
Off to one side at Deere’s ConExpo booth, attendees were asked to don a set of virtual reality goggles to get a glimpse of Deere’s vision of what a backhoe might look like in 10 or more years. Dubbed “Fixstern”—which is German for “fixed star”—the project behind the VR experience is the creation of Deere […]
April 19, 2017
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INFOGRAPHIC: Backhoe sales and buyer trends
A snapshot of new and used sales trends from Randall-Reilly’s Equipment Data Associates and TopBid auction price services.
October 14, 2016
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Cat's New 789 Mining Truck: Bigger Payload, More Power, Less Fuel
The rigid-frame hauler delivers the highest horsepower in its class and also gets a new cab.
Volvo Upgrades its L25 Electric Wheel Loader with More Speed, Faster Charging
New HP SitePrint Robot Lays Out Jobsites at Lightning Speed (Video)
Komatsu Revamps Its Largest Rigid-Frame Dump Truck, the HD1500-8E0
Deere Brings "No Frills" 644 G-Tier Wheel Loader to U.S. Market
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
8 Important Signs You’re Ready For Fleet Vehicle Tracking
Are you ready for vehicle tracking? Go through our checklist to learn the 8 signs you’re ready to add fleet tracking to your business. Get our eBook now.