TAG: backhoe

Pro-Tech: Steel Edge Sno Pusher

September 5, 2017By

Remove hard pack snow and ice and reduce salt usage with the Steel Edge Sno Pusher. The simple but effective poly-trip-hinge design works in tandem with the pivoting wear shoes and suspension to allow for aggressive scraping. Also, unlike some other steel edge containment plows, the Steel Edge Sno Pusher’s fully welded construction eliminates speed or stacking restrictions. With minimal... read more

John Deere rolls out new backhoe, loader

June 20, 2017By

John Deere is expanding its line of compact utility tractor implements with two additions, the 260B backhoe and 120R loader. “When designing our latest backhoe and loader models, we listened to customer feedback, making key changes to improve operator ease and productivity,” said DeMark Cole, product specialist for compact utility tractors. “The 260B and 120R retain the features that customers... read more

Throwback Thursday: October 1988

February 27, 2014By

I drove a tractor for the first time on Monday. It was a John Deere 4052M compact utility tractor (CUT) at John Deere’s 2014 Ride & Drive event in Orlando, Fla. To say I was a natural behind the wheel would be a stretch—despite the fact I lived on a farm for the later part of my youth. This personal... read more

Volvo Construction Equipment: BL60B and BL70B backhoe loaders

April 9, 2013By
Photo: Toro

The new BL60B and BL70B backhoe loaders offer improved performance, usability and a modern appearance. With an average operating weight that ranges from 17,500 to 19,500 lbs., and gross power of 83hp to 98hp, the loaders were designed and built with power, strength, long life and cost saving efficiency in mind. The one-piece chassis, loader arm and excavator boom are... read more

John Deere produces 250,000th backhoe

March 1, 2013By

DUBUQUE, IOWA—On March 1, the John Deere Construction & Forestry Division marked a production milestone with the completion of its 250,000th backhoe loader at the Dubuque Works factory. The model 310SK backhoe loader was purchased by Phoenix-based NPL Construction Co., which took delivery of the machine at a special ceremony at the Dubuque Works facility. “Backhoes have been our bread... read more

JCB marks production milestone

December 11, 2012By
photo: www.equipmentworld.com

SAVANNAH, GA.—On Dec. 10, JCB marked the production of its 500,000th backhoe loader. The first backhoe rolled off the production line in Rocester, Staffordshire in 1953. Called the Mark One, it brought the new wonder of hydraulic power to construction equipment for the first time. In 1954—the first full year of production—just 35 of the machines were built, and it... read more