What is a Backhoe Loader?
A backhoe loader is a four-wheel drive, tractor-based machine with a loader arm on the front and an excavator boom on the rear. Backhoes have high road speed (over 20 miles per hour), are easily maneuverable, and are available with quick couplers to switch between forks, buckets, brooms, snowplows, and other tools on the front, and hammers, buckets, plate compactors, compacting wheels, and other attachments on the rear.
What Jobs are Good for Backhoe Loaders?
With the front loader, backhoes can load trucks, shift pallets of supplies, clean streets, and clear snow, while the excavator arm allows the machine to dig trenches, break asphalt, and compact loose soil. Backhoes are a favorite of road construction, utility, and municipal crews for their versatility and performance in a variety of applications.