Dig and load are two quintessential construction applications, and the backhoe loader is a classic dual-purpose machine that can both excavate and do loader bucket work better than almost any other compact machine while also wielding multiple hydraulic attachments. Alas, I do not have enough room to deep dive into compact backhoe loaders on this one page, and that is why our website and digital tools are an essential extension of this print publication.
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Ed Brenton, Product Manager, Backhoe Loaders, Case Construction Equipment
Backhoe owners should monitor their fleets with telematics to watch idle time. Turning off a machine can help reduce unnecessary fuel/fluid costs and wear on engine components.
Shad Wood, Product Consultant Underground and Backhoes, John Deere
Enclosed cabs make for a happy operator when it’s hot or when temperatures start to drop, but also allow the machine to be used in colder months with a snow plow or snow basket.
Galvin Rodriguez, Product Specialist, Backhoes, JCB
Whether one decides to buy or rent, the machine’s capability to take on your tasks is key. Oversizing your equipment choice can mean unnecessary costs and loss of maneuverability.
Ryan Anderson, Product Marketing Manager, New Holland Construction
Be sure to carve out plenty of time to demonstrate the machine. Make certain the controllability, the maneuverability and the power match your expectations and needs.
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