Construction Equipment Guide looks back at backhoes from the 1950's.
The Badger 200-DTM was an early example of a truck-mounted hydraulic backhoe — 1956.
(Badger Machine Bulletin 200 DTM-055 Rev — HCEA photo)
Bay City 30 ½-yd. backhoe — 1955
(Bay City Bulletin 30-I — HCEA photo)
The Schield Bantam C-350 was descended from a cable excavator built for mounting on World War II surplus trucks and halftracks — 1954.
(Schield Bantam Form C-100 — HCEA photo)
Lima Type 802 Pull-shovel — 1956
(Lima Bulletin No. 82-J 19570601 — HCEA photo)