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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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The Volvo Backhoe Loader will be shown for the first time at ConExpo, Las Vegas (USA), in March 2002.
With a production base in Mexico, Volvo Compact Equipment will be able to profitably grow backhoe loader volumes in Latin America as those economies develop.
In the past 12 months JCB's products for the armed services have grown considerably, generating pounds 6 million in sales of backhoe loaders and pounds 1.
Because of its versatility, the backhoe loader is an invaluable tool on any jobsite.
With the addition of backhoe loaders to the plant's output, it will mean increased supply and decreased lead times for North American customers.
Army, JCB is currently producing the High Mobility Engineer Excavator (HMEE) an innovative, high-performance, multi-purpose, armored backhoe loader, capable of traveling with a military convoy, on or off the highway.
CMC will sell Terex's range of equipment, used in construction, infrastructure, quarrying, mining and recycling industries, including backhoe loaders, off-highway trucks, and wheel loaders.
In January 2000, JCB's first "Made in the USA" backhoe loader was built at the company's new 500,000 square foot North American headquarters and manufacturing facility in Savannah, Georgia.
The H75Es and H95Es are sized and shaped to curl and tuck under a Cat backhoe loader boom for easy transport on the machine without boom damage or interference with traffic.
So the machine - which weighs eight tonnes - is being airlifted in bits by helicopter to the remote area before being assembled by backhoe loader division team leader Jason Vollear, aged 27, of Uttoxeter.
JCB has launched its most powerful backhoe loader ever, the range-topping 5CX, designed with the demands of the Middle East market in mind .