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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 SIM card was not activated on one of the backhoe loaders because the subscription wasn't renewed by him, and the other two older models didn't have telematics feature on them.
For over 35 years, from A Series to the new F2 Series, we have produced backhoe loaders that are designed with the operator in mind, providing reliability, power and a quality operator environment.
SDLG's backhoe loaders have been in the Middle East for several years and we have received total acceptance from customers.
In recent times, significant growth of the construction industry is a major driver of global backhoe loader market because it is this growth in the construction industry that is generating a huge demand for backhoe loaders for performing various tasks.
Currently, motor graders are built at Volvo CE's production sites in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA, and Pederneiras, Brazil, while backhoe loaders are manufactured in Pederneiras, Brazil, and Wroclaw, Poland.
Arun Kumar, sales manager at Motorcity-Commercial said: "Motorcity and Hyundai Heavy Industries are launching the new Hyundai backhoe loader to support construction projects with a more powerful and aggressive all-rounder performer.
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.
Now sold in 120 countries, JCB's backhoe loader was first made in Rocester in 1953 and recently achieved a 500,000-production milestone.
To be manufactured at the new facility in Thiruvallur, Cat backhoe loaders bring together reliable and time tested features with unique and market leading technologies at prices that are within the reach of the mass market.
The new JCB backhoe loaders are described as the most efficient ever, offering average fuel savings ranging from six to 16% at typical daily work rates.
The Queen's Award for Innovation has been handed to JCB in Wrexham for developing a product called TorqueLock which is fitted to the company's biggest selling product, the backhoe loader.
Digger-maker JCB has received a big payment from an Asian manufacturer of backhoe loaders following claims of product copying of JCB's iconic 3CX backhoe loader.