CASE Wins Prestigious Good Design Award for Design of “Project Zeus”
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CASE Wins Prestigious Good Design Award for Design of “Project Zeus”

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…

John Deere Is Testing Its First Electric-Powered Backhoe with National Grid (a Northeast Utility)
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John Deere Is Testing Its First Electric-Powered Backhoe with National Grid (a Northeast Utility)

Electric-powered off-highway equipment continues to make headlines. John Deere just announced it is working with the National Grid, an electricity, natural gas and clean energy…

Innovative Iron Awards 2020: Case’s 580 EV Electric Backhoe Loader
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Innovative Iron Awards 2020: Case’s 580 EV Electric Backhoe Loader

We Honor the Top Equipment of 2020 Even when the world shut down this year, construction equipment continued to roll. Since the beginning of the…

Watch Machine Heads: Innovative Iron Awards for Snorkel’s SR5719E Tele, Toro’s e-Dingo 500 and Cat’s 420 XE Backhoe
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Watch Machine Heads: Innovative Iron Awards for Snorkel’s SR5719E Tele, Toro’s e-Dingo 500 and Cat’s 420 XE Backhoe

Fellow Machine Heads, welcome back to the fifth episode of our new video series. Keith Gribbins, publisher and resident guinea pig at Compact Equipment, hosts…

JCB Restores Vintage Machine to Thank Loyal Customer
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JCB Restores Vintage Machine to Thank Loyal Customer

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…

JCB North America Announces Eight-Year, $269M Military Contract for Its Beastly High Speed Backhoes
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JCB North America Announces Eight-Year, $269M Military Contract for Its Beastly High Speed Backhoes

JCB has been awarded a contract to supply the U.S. military with a fleet of specialized high speed excavators over the next eight years in…

Here’s a Rundown of Cat’s Five New Backhoe Loaders, Boasting High Efficiency and Tech
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Here’s a Rundown of Cat’s Five New Backhoe Loaders, Boasting High Efficiency and Tech

Caterpillar recently announced five new backhoe loader models operating in the 14-ft and 15-ft size classes. Building on the success of the Cat F2 Series…

Details on CASE’s Project Zeus, the 580 EV, the Industry’s First Fully Electric Backhoe Loader
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Details on CASE’s Project Zeus, the 580 EV, the Industry’s First Fully Electric Backhoe Loader

At CONEXPO-CON/AGG, CASE Construction Equipment introduced “Project Zeus” — the 580 EV (Electric Vehicle), the construction industry’s first fully electric backhoe loader. The power and…

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

JCB celebrated a unique milestone today as its 750,000th backhoe loader rolled off the production line in Rocester, Staffordshire — the very location where the…

Innovative Iron Awards 2019: John Deere’s 344L with High-Lift and Case’s N Series Backhoes with PowerBoost
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Innovative Iron Awards 2019: John Deere’s 344L with High-Lift and Case’s N Series Backhoes with PowerBoost

In the off-highway equipment industry, most of the machine options are already pretty fantastic. Skid steers that boast insane hydraulic power to the attachment, zero-turn…

Innovative Iron Awards 2019: JCB’s ICXT Combines the DNA of a Backhoe and Compact Track Loader
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Innovative Iron Awards 2019: JCB’s ICXT Combines the DNA of a Backhoe and Compact Track Loader

In the off-highway equipment industry, most of the machine options are already pretty fantastic. Skid steers that boast insane hydraulic power to the attachment, zero-turn…

Camso Introduces the BHL 732: A Tougher, More Versatile Tire Solution for Backhoe Loaders
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Camso Introduces the BHL 732: A Tougher, More Versatile Tire Solution for Backhoe Loaders

Camso recently announced the launch of the BHL 732, a multifunctional bias tire that is the next generation of the SL R4. The BHL 732…

JCB Launches ICXT Compact Backhoe Loader in North America
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JCB Launches ICXT Compact Backhoe Loader in North America

The JCB 1CXT delivers backhoe loader material handling and excavating capability with the maneuverability and transportability of a compact track loader. This week, JCB announced…

JCB Wins Additional Orders for Army Construction Backhoes
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JCB Wins Additional Orders for Army Construction Backhoes

The U.S. Army has added $21 million to its contract with JCB North America for High Mobility Engineer Excavators JCB has received a $21 million…

Case Construction Equipment Unveils Accessible Backhoe Loader Prototype at bauma 2019
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Case Construction Equipment Unveils Accessible Backhoe Loader Prototype at bauma 2019

Case Construction Equipment is presenting an accessible backhoe loader prototype at bauma 2019. The machine has been developed to ensure that operators of all mobility levels can…

Backhoe on Tracks: JCB to Release Unique 1CXT Backhoe Loader to the United States
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Backhoe on Tracks: JCB to Release Unique 1CXT Backhoe Loader to the United States

Compact track loader sales continue to outpace skid steers (by nearly double). We’ve heard sales for tracked machines were in the whopping 64,000-unit range in…

John Deere Dealer Provides Backhoes to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Florida
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John Deere Dealer Provides Backhoes to Aid Hurricane Recovery in Florida

Following the devastation of Hurricane Michael, Beard Equipment and John Deere donated the use of a John Deere backhoe to four local counties and municipalities…

CASE Introduces New N Series Backhoe Loader Updates with PowerBoost, Direct Drive and Factory-Installed Thumb
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CASE Introduces New N Series Backhoe Loader Updates with PowerBoost, Direct Drive and Factory-Installed Thumb

New loader control functionality further simplifies operation/improves productivity. CASE Construction Equipment is making numerous updates to its N Series backhoe loaders, including new industry-exclusive PowerBoost…

Case Announces Enhancements to N Series Backhoe Loader Line
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Case Announces Enhancements to N Series Backhoe Loader Line

Legacy backhoe loader line gains round of enhancements to hydraulic and electrical systems, drivetrain, serviceability and more. Case Construction Equipment has introduced several machine enhancements…

Backhoe Maintenance 101: Common Sense Routines and a Basic Understanding of Tier 4 Changes
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Backhoe Maintenance 101: Common Sense Routines and a Basic Understanding of Tier 4 Changes

  While backhoes are a staple in many large fleets where they are cared for by a full-time fleet manager, they are equally — if…