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Up front with Backhoe loaders

Written by  Author |   Fri, 26 August 2016 05:05


Due to their relatively small size and versatility, the use of the tractor-like backhoes, which are fitted with a shovel/bucket on the front and a small backhoe on the back, is very common in urban engineering and small construction projects (such as building a small house, fixing urban roads, etc.) as well as in developing countries. 

Although based on a tractor, a backhoe loader was and is almost never called a tractor when both the loader and the backhoe are permanently attached. Backhoe loaders are also not generally used for towing and usually do not have a power take-off (PTO) as often this is used to drive the hydraulic pump operating the attachments. When the backhoe is permanently attached, the machine usually has a seat that can swivel to the rear to face the hoe controls. Removable backhoe attachments almost always have a separate seat on the attachment itself.

In Britain, Ireland and India they are commonly referred to simply as JCBs due to the company being the first manufacturer in the UK and major supplier. In the United States, they are often referred to as "Backhoes", although the term 'backhoe' only refers to one component. In Russia they are referred as excavator – loader.

Backhoe loaders are very common and can be used for a wide variety of tasks: construction, small demolitions, light transportation of building materials, powering building equipment, digging holes/excavation, landscaping, breaking asphalt, and paving roads. Often, the backhoe bucket can also be replaced with powered attachments such as a breaker, grapple, auger, or a stump grinder. Enhanced articulation of attachments can be achieved with intermediate attachments such as the tilt-rotator. 

Backhoe loaders are available in various configurations, with the main difference being the steering modes (e.g., four-wheel steering feature allows you to operate in narrow spaces, extending versatility of the machine). The optional telescopic arm extends the flexibility for attaining the maximum digging depth. Rear outriggers, which can be vertical or horizontal, increase machine stability while digging. A backhoe attachment can be mounted or adjusted to allow digging along the walls. 

Their versatility and compact size makes them one of the most popular urban construction vehicles. For larger projects, a tracked excavator is generally used.

Most heavy construction machinery manufacturers also produce backhoes like J. C. Bamford (JCB), Bharat Earth Movers Limited, Case Corporation, Caterpillar Inc., John Deere Tractors, Fiat, Ford Motor Company, Hitachi, Ltd., Hydrema, Komatsu LTD, Mahindra, New Holland Ag, Terex, VF Venieri, Volvo Construction Equipment and LiuGong.

With a bucket load of industry leading features, a CASE Backhoe Loader is considered the toughest in the industry.

With as much as 25% greater backhoe lift power, CASE backhoe loaders can handle extreme conditions with ease. These machines are engineered from the ground up to deliver industry-leading backhoe breakout force, improved loader lift capacity and best-in-class cab comfort.

With as much as 25% greater backhoe lift power, CASE backhoe loaders can handle extreme conditions with ease. These machines are engineered from the ground up to deliver industry-leading backhoe breakout force, improved loader lift capacity and best-in-class cab comfort.
CASE 580N EP Backhoe
Engine Power 
74 hp | 55 kW 
Dig Depth 
14 ' 11 " (4540mm) 
The 580N EP is the newest addition to the industry’s best lineup of backhoes  This Tier 4 Final model combines the quintessential features of the N Series, new productivity-boosting options and an efficient, maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution. So whether you need the lifting and digging power of a light-duty excavator, the scooping and hauling capabilities of a wheel loader or the versatility of a skid steer, the 580N EP is where efficiency meets power.

Engine Power 90 hp | 67 kW
Dig Depth 14 ' 8 " (4460 mm)
A Tier 4 Final engine with SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) technology provides more horsepower. New options like the push-button ECO-mode, auto idle and auto shutdown improve fuel efficiency. And with a new universal backhoe coupler, it’s more versatile than ever. It still offers the real difference makers – ProControl, Comfort Steer™, Ride-Control™ and an over-center backhoe design. 

CASE 590 Super N
Engine Power 110 hp | 82 kW
Dig Depth 15 ' 5" (4.69 m)
The largest CASE backhoe loader is designed to dominate from bucket to bucket. In the front, a heavy-duty loader gets it done with breakout forces of nearly 13,700 lbs. The backhoe also delivers powerful breakout of more than 15,800 lbs. as well as a digging depth of 19.5 feet and an impressive lifting capacity of 4,000 lbs. In between sits a CASE Quiet Cab with excellent sightlines all around the machine, adjustable comfort settings and plenty of simple, productivity-boosting controls. And at its heart, it’s powered by an efficient engine with SCR technology.
The dash 5 BHLs Komatsu series

Perfectly in line with Komatsu style, the dash 5 BHLs series includes several features to guarantee maximum operator safety.
Thanks to its wide glass surfaces, the machine offers excellent visibility in all directions for total control of the surrounding area.
The result of extensive ergonomics testing is an outstanding level of comfort that allows the operator to work under optimal conditions, with features that include an extremely comfortable, deluxe suspension seat.

Developed to deliver the best performance in every application, the dash 5 BHLs series offers several possibilities for customization to get a made-to-measure machine whatever the requirements.
The dash 5 BHLs series delivers high productivity, outstanding performance and superb fuel economy.
With the new dash 5 BHLs series, total control is standard thanks to Komatsu's hydraulic system and PPC backhoe controls available as an option.
LiuGong CLG777A Backhoes
Engine                                         WP4G95E221
Net Power                   68 kW (92.5 hp) @ 2,200 rpm
Operating Weight                   8,400 kg
Loader Bucket Capacity            1.0 m3
Excavator Bucket Capacity     0.25 m3
The LiuGong CLG777A Backhoe digging force is increased by 10% along with increases in digging depth and turning radius.

The PERMCO hydraulic Tandem gear pump enables fine grading and has flow control via dashboard switch. Meets EU stage II/EPA tier 2 emission standards.

Yet, LiuGong CLG777A has easy engine access, convenient placement of key parts and fluid refill points. Open front grill gives easy access for cooling system cleaning which is great for dusty conditions, battery access and electric maintenance. Quick- release filter shortens maintenance. Electric control box/fuse box quickly openable without tools.
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