Backhoe Loaders


Bigdogz Crane & Tree Goes Compact With JCB Iron →

From Construction Equipment Guide... A few years ago, Scott Bilhardt had the itch to get out the office and trade his laptop for a piece of equipment and push and move some dirt, while building a company he could hand over to his son, Jeff, when he retires. That is how Bigdogz Crane & Tree LLC was founded in Jacksonville, Fla. Bilhardt started with rental equipment — his first purchase was a new JCB 1CXT compact backhoe loader and it was the first to be bought in the state of Florida and among the first to be purchased in the United States Bilhardt touted the fact that he purchased the smallest tracked backhoe loader in the world, which he added, helps him traverse the swampy Florida terrain.  Click for more...


John Deere Celebrates 50 Years of Backhoe Loaders →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere is celebrating 50 years of backhoe loaders, a history of innovation and excellence that first started with the introduction of the JD310 model in 1971. Today, the 310L, the latest generation of the original model, remains a cornerstone within the John Deere backhoe lineup as a result of the continuous improvement to the design and efficient performance. "This anniversary celebrates half a century of reliability and providing customer value stemming from the introduction of our backhoe lineup in 1971," said Brian Hennings, product manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry.  Click for more...


Case Delivers Electric Backhoe Loaders to Utilities in New York →

From Construction Equipment Guide... The construction industry's first designed and commercially developed electric backhoe loaders — two Case 580 EV backhoes from Case Construction Equipment — have been delivered and are currently working with utilities in New York. New York State Gas & Electric (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric (RG&E), AVANGRID Inc. subsidiaries debuted the electric backhoe at a special event in New York, and National Grid took delivery of its first electric backhoe earlier this year.  Click for more...


Case Wins Good Design Award for Design of 'Project Zeus' →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment has earned a 2020 Good Design Award from the Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and Metropolitan Arts Press for "Project Zeus": the Case 580 EV (electric vehicle) backhoe loader — the world's first electric backhoe. The award recognizes "the most innovative and cutting-edge industrial, product, and graphic designs produced around the world." This is the third Case design to win in four years.  Click for more...


John Deere Joint Tests Its First Electric-Powered Backhoe With National Grid →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere, a manufacturer of construction equipment, and National Grid, an electricity, natural gas and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout the Northeast, will joint test an electric backhoe concept. The John Deere developed, battery-powered, electric vehicle design — referred to as E-Power — will target the ease of operation and performance level of the diesel-powered, 100 hp 310L backhoe.  Click for more...


John Deere Improves Performance, Reliability With L-Series Backhoe Upgrades →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere upgraded its L-Series backhoe loaders, unveiling significant machine improvements designed to boost productivity, maximize uptime and reduce operating costs. Ranging across the L-Series Backhoe lineup, the updates, which include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements, enhance operation and machine performance.  Click for more...


Vintage JCB Machine Restored to Former Glory →

From Construction Equipment Guide... One of JCB's longest-standing customers has unwrapped a unique present — a vintage backhoe loader restored to its former glory to mark the equipment manufacturer's approaching 75th anniversary. Lincolnshire-based Eric Carnaby & Son has been a customer since 1959 and over the following six decades has bought more than 150 JCB machines. Now JCB has said thank you to the firm for its loyalty by restoring the Carnaby family's cherished 1964 JCB 1 backhoe.  Click for more...


RDO Delivers New Backhoe →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Representatives of RDO Equipment Co.'s Sauk Rapids, Minn., location delivered a new machine to a customer, Swift County in Benson, Minn. This John Deere 710L is the company's largest backhoe on the market with a 17-ft. 3-in. dig depth. This makes it ideal for loading trucks, placing pipe, digging trenches, breaking up concrete and asphalt, and moving materials. This JD 710L is being delivered with all the tools, including extend-a-hoe, hydraulic coupler and thumb.  Click for more...


Looking Back: Backhoes →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Construction Equipment Guide looks back at backhoes from the 1950's.   Click for more...


Case Highlights Accessibility and Workforce Inclusivity with Accessible Backhoe Loader →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment's accessible backhoe loader is designed to support workforce inclusivity and provide operators of all mobility levels with an opportunity to work in construction equipment operation. The machine features a purpose-built elevator and accessories that allow the operator to be elevated into the cab and workstation. The operator positions the elevator chair near the ground via a pair of external joysticks in a manner that allows them to easily transfer into the seat.  Click for more...


Case Unveils 'Project Zeus' 580 EV Fully Electric Backhoe Loader →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment's "Project Zeus" — the 580 EV (Electric Vehicle) — is a fully electric backhoe loader. The power and performance of the 580 EV is equivalent to other diesel-powered backhoes in the Case product line and provides considerably lower daily operating costs while also producing zero emissions, according to the manufacturer. City governments and municipalities will benefit from the elimination of emissions for working in urban environments and close to other buildings/people, as well as the reduced noise generated by the equipment.  Click for more...


Cat SMART Attachments Come Together with Machine in Revolutionary Way →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Three new Cat SMART attachments, the dozer blade, grader blade and backhoe, are designed to add significant versatility to a range of D3 Series Cat skid steer loaders, compact track loaders, and multi-terrain loaders. The control systems for the new attachments allow easily adapting the machine's standard controls to precisely match the recognized SMART attachments' control needs. The SMART dozer blade attachment — available for Cat 279D3, 289D3, 299D3 and 299D3 XE series compact track loaders — are designed for cutting, moving and grading virtually any material used as a base.  Click for more...


New Line of Cat Backhoe Loaders Deliver Improved Performance and Better Fuel Efficiency →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Five new backhoe loader models build on the success of the popular F2 series Caterpillar announces five new backhoe loader models operating in the 14-f.t and 15-ft. size classes. Building on the success of the Cat F2 Series backhoe loaders, the new line consists of the Cat 415, 416, 420, 420 XE and 430 models, replacing the 415F2, 416F2, 420F2, 420F2 IT and 430F2 machines, respectively. The new Cat backhoe loaders offer similar model platforms throughout the line to deliver component commonality and operating similarities throughout range.  Click for more...


Historic Day as 750,000th Backhoe Rolls Off JCB Production Line →

From Construction Equipment Guide... JCB celebrated a unique milestone as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line in Rocester, Staffordshire — the very location where the first JCB backhoe was manufactured almost 70 years ago. In 1953 company founder, the late Joseph Cyril Bamford CBE, conceived the idea of the JCB backhoe loader, which created, for the first time, a single machine combining a front shovel and rear excavator arm.  Click for more...


Case Construction Equipment Updates its N Series Backhoe Loaders: ConExpo 2020 →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Case Construction Equipment has made numerous updates to its N Series backhoe loaders, including new PowerBoost functionality, a new PowerDrive transmission upgrade with direct drive and a factory-installed thumb that makes backhoe operation even more versatile. New Case N Series backhoes also feature updates to loader controls, including a new declutch trigger, new roller/rocker switch for better attachment control, and an all-new F-N-R thumb switch for simplified operation.  Click for more...


Kelpe Contracting — In Service to Others →

From Construction Equipment Guide... All you need to know about Tom Kelpe can be summed up by a story from his childhood. His father, Claude Howard Kelpe, dug the foundation for an addition to their modest home — by hand — at about the same time that the first backhoe loaders were hitting the market. When Claude started Kelpe Contracting in 1960, and took ownership of his first backhoe, he wanted to help ease that labor for others.  Click for more...


JCB to Showcase New Landscaping Machines at 2019 GIE+EXPO →

From Construction Equipment Guide... JCB will exhibit the all-new 1CXT compact backhoe loader, the 18Z-1 mini excavator, and the 3TS-8T teleskid compact track loader and 3TS-8W teleskid skid steer at the 2019 GIE+EXPO in Louisville, Ky., from Oct. 16 to 18. In addition to seeing JCB's products at the company's indoor booth (#11204), attendees can operate the machines in JCB's outdoor demonstration arena (#7714D), to gain first-hand understanding of how the JCB's unique, compact machines can boost productivity, efficiency and profits for landscaping professionals.  Click for more...


JCB Launches 1CXT Compact Backhoe Loader In North America →

From Construction Equipment Guide... JCB announced the availability of the 1CXT backhoe loader, the company's smallest backhoe model, to customers in the United States and Canada. The JCB 1CXT delivers the material handling and excavating capability of a backhoe loader with the maneuverability and transportability of a compact track loader. At less than 6 ft. (1.8 m) wide and 12 ft. (3.6 m) long, the 1CXT has a 60 percent smaller footprint than a full-size backhoe loader.  Click for more...


John Deere Adds BH9B, BH10B, BH11B Backhoes to its Attachments Lineup →

From Construction Equipment Guide... John Deere is unveiling three new backhoe attachmentsto complement its full lineup of attachments. The BH9B, BH10B and BH11B were designed for operators handling light construction, agricultural, landscaping or utility work. Similar to other John Deere attachments, these backhoes are ideal for use on John Deere G-Series skid steersand compact track loaders. "With the growing need for work in compact spaces, these new backhoe attachments provide contractors, landscapers and agricultural material handlers with the power and variety to tackle any job efficiently and swiftly," said Jason Simmons, attachments engineering supervisor, John Deere Construction & Forestry.  Click for more...


Brad Paisley Uses Case Backhoe to Break Ground on Site of Nashville Nonprofit →

From Construction Equipment Guide... Country music singer Brad Paisley put his construction skills to the test recently as he and his wife, actress Kimberly Williams-Paisley, broke ground on "The Store," a new nonprofit that the couple has launched. Paisley chose to use a Case backhoe for the official groundbreaking in Nashville next to the Belmont Ministry Center, ABC 15 reported. Belmont University, Paisley's alma mater, partnered with the singer to create a space where customers can "shop with dignity" for food and other necessities.  Click for more...



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