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backhoe

[′bak ‚hō]
(mechanical engineering)
An excavator fitted with a hinged arm to which is rigidly attached a bucket that is drawn toward the machine in operation. Also known as backacter; backdigger; dragshovel; pullshovel.

backhoe

backhoe attachment on a crane
An excavating machine for cutting trenches; a boom-mounted bucket moves toward the machine, cutting the ground like a hoe; then the machine turns away from the cut to permit the operator to dump the soil.
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MAC TRUCKS, 3 TRACTOR TRAILORS, 39' DUMP TRAILER, BACK HOE, OWNER OPERATING SUCCESSFULLY FOR OVER 13 YRS.
Although best known for its back hoe loaders, the small excavators have proved to be a major boon for the company.
Mr Thorogood told Judge Simon Tonking that a year later father of two Paul McNamara, aged 43, and married for 23 years, of Uttoxeter, was crushed to death while he was working on a JCB back hoe loader when a boom moved.
Bodies of the dead were hastily shrouded in white cloth and carried to the graveyard in the bucket of a back hoe.
That horse was Back Hoe, and Headley remembers barely getting into the winner's-circle photo at Hollywood Park.
Astec Underground's commitment to the underground and utility construction markets has resulted in a new loader and improved back hoe attachments.
Confident of the improved technical spec of their product JCB launched in the USA at the next available trade show and proudly shouted how their product could operate in terrible weather and in confined spaces with the movable back hoe.
I guess I just miss the old days when a plague looked like a plague, and people pushed around wooden wheelbarrows full of rotting corpses, leaving little confusion about whether the sick needed a nasal spray or a back hoe.
Skyline Services, Denny Johnston Back Hoe Service, Red Dog Drilling, Mid Continent Concrete, C-Mayo Sheet Metal, Nabholz Crane and Equipment, Summers Electric Supply, Upchurch Electric Supply, Graybar Electric Supply, AMO Electric Supply, Cummins Onan Generator and D and R Engraving.
We have to make sure that the back hoe is in good running order so that we will be able to use it to fill our sand bags if we have to.
The dredging work is being carried out by the Westminster Dredging Company Ltd's two principal dredgers Crestway and Barendt Zanen and a fleet of support craft - comprising a back hoe pontoon, two split hopper barges, two workboat/ploughs and a survey vessel.
an officer responded to Main Street regarding a broken window on a back hoe.