John Deere Introduces Improved Backhoe and Loader for Compact Utility Tractors

John Deere Introduces Improved Backhoe and Loader for Compact Utility Tractors

John Deere continues to evolve its expansive line of compact utility tractor implements with two additions, the 260B Backhoe and 120R Loader. Building upon previous…

Dirt Focused: Tractor Implements Made for Working the Earth

Dirt Focused: Tractor Implements Made for Working the Earth

A variety of equipment can be used to transform landscapes on today’s jobsite. From skid steers to compact excavators, there is always a machine that…

Build a Tractor Backhoe

Build a Tractor Backhoe

For small jobs, a backhoe attachment for a compact tractor can handle light excavation to transplanting trees to stump removal. Start with your tractor’s power….

John Deere Discusses How to Prep Backhoes for Winter Work

John Deere Discusses How to Prep Backhoes for Winter Work

Cold-Weather Warriors Pre-Work Walk Around When gearing up for a day of work in frigid temperatures, operators must remain dedicated to a daily walk around,…

Backhoe Evolution = Practical Innovation

Backhoe Evolution = Practical Innovation

Decades of Use and Owner Demand Have Made the Backhoe of Today Necessity is the mother of invention. An old proverb, but completely accurate as…

This Bradco 485 backhoe turns your skid steer or tractor into a digging machine

This Bradco 485 backhoe turns your skid steer or tractor into a digging machine

The Bradco 485 Backhoe by Paladin Attachments increases utilization of skid steer loaders and tractors. At 925 lbs without a bucket, its compact size allows…

2014 Skid Steer Spec Guide

2014 Skid Steer Spec Guide

The core American machine in the compact equipment category is the venerated skid steer loader. Since its inception in the 1950s, the skid steer has redefined the tool carrier concept in the construction machinery industry, using hundreds of hydraulically

JCB Donates $200,000 in Machinery to Aid Balkan Flood Cleanup

JCB Donates $200,000 in Machinery to Aid Balkan Flood Cleanup

  Heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB is assisting with flood cleanup operations in Serbia and Bosnia with $200,000 in equipment donations. The region’s worst floods killed more…

McLaren Introduces New Industrial and Off-Road Tires

McLaren Introduces New Industrial and Off-Road Tires

  Featuring more than 10 years of field testing and continuous improvements of the tire structure, McLaren‘s Nu-Air semi-pneumatic tire series integrates the strength and…

Kubota Adds Two Models to MX-Series Diesel Tractor Lineup

Kubota Adds Two Models to MX-Series Diesel Tractor Lineup

Kubota Tractor Corp. introduced two new models to its MX-Series utility ag tractor line with the MX4800 and MX5200; both offer two- and four-wheel-drive models…

Telematics and the Art of Equipment Security

Telematics and the Art of Equipment Security

Telematics Isn’t Just a Productivity Tool for Equipment Owners. It’s a Safeguard. By Brad Stemper Much of the focus on telematics and construction equipment relates…

The Five Most Popular Tractor Implements

The Five Most Popular Tractor Implements

Don’t take a chance on miss-matched attachments. When purchasing other attachments or implements not made by the tractor manufacturer, remember to do some homework and discuss your options with your dealer.

Six Essential Compact Utility Loader Attachments

Six Essential Compact Utility Loader Attachments

Thanks to a universal attachment plate, a compact tool carrier (CTC) can couple with any number of attachments — from breakers and trenchers to backhoes and brooms — to offer operators the perfect solution for their project needs. Here’s a look at a

Top Five Skid Steer Attachments

Top Five Skid Steer Attachments

Skid steers and track loaders can run hundreds of these unique implements — hydraulic attachments like backhoes and brooms and non-hydraulic tools such as buckets and pallet forks — but it’s impossible for you to own them all. So, which ones do you

Hydraulic Breaker Maintenance

Hydraulic Breaker Maintenance

From the cabs of compact excavators, skid steer loaders and backhoes everywhere, machinery operators worth their salt are making a big impact to their companies’ bottom lines. These same operators know that a comprehensive maintenance plan is crucial to

Innovative Attachments Showcase

Innovative Attachments Showcase

Compact Equipment Magazine’s 2014 Attachment Buyers Guide – Innovative Attachments

The Collosal CONEXPO-CON/AGG

The Collosal CONEXPO-CON/AGG

It only happens every three years and on March 4-8, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, CONEXPO-CON/AGG and IFPE will be the global industry gathering place for construction in 2014. An expected 2,000-plus exhibitors taking up 2.3 million net sq ft of exh

Caterpillar E-Series Hammers Available for Mini Excavators, Skid-Steer and Backhoe Loaders

Caterpillar E-Series Hammers Available for Mini Excavators, Skid-Steer and Backhoe Loaders

Caterpillar officially unveiled its E-Series hammers, thereplacement for its line of D-Series hammers for mini excavators, skid-steerloaders and backhoe loaders. There are 10 Cat E-Series…

The Dual History of the Backhoe Loader

The Dual History of the Backhoe Loader

The history of the backhoe loader goes back 50-plus years. On separate sides of the pond, both Case and JCB began tinkering with ideas of a dig-and-load combo machine for the construction industry. With buckets on both ends, the backhoe loader became famo

Evolution of the Backhoe Loader

Evolution of the Backhoe Loader

Many construction contractors have finally begun to find the off-ramp from the rough economic road they have been on for at least the past five years. As always, when the economy sags equipment owners hold on to their machines longer. Lack of projects dis