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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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Robert Shaughnessy, 79, of 19 Venus Drive, suffered fatal injuries when his 2008 Buick Lucerne collided with a backhoe near Smith Valve Parkway being operated by Robert W.
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By 1964, just 11 years after its first backhoe, JCB had already sold 3,000 of these distinctive units.
JCB chairman Lord Bamford said: "It was the backhoe that built JCB into the company that it is today and made us famous around the world.
The global backhoe loader market can be segmented on the basis of application: industrial sector, civic bodies, agricultural sector, and construction industry.
This step keeps the engine from being started while you're working around the backhoe.
Now sold in 120 countries, JCB's backhoe loader was first made in Rocester in 1953 and recently achieved a 500,000-production milestone.
JCB chief executive Alan Blake said it is an important deal for JCB: "It is huge testament to the quality and versatility of JCB's backhoe loaders and it's fantastic to win an order of this size as we celebrate 60 years of backhoe loader production this year.
Last December JCB marked the production of its half millionth backhoe loader and this year celebrates the 60th anniversary of the production of the first JCB backhoe by company founder Joseph Cyril Bamford.
Motorcity has launched the new Hyundai Backhoe Loader H930S and H940S series at its showroom in Nuwaidrat.
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