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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 aptly named Asphalt Zipper attachment is designed to slide onto the bucket of a loader or backhoe and allow it to grind, cut and mill asphalt, which enables contractors and municipalities to use their existing fleet to remove, trench, patch or replace asphalt roadways.
The Case M Series 2 backhoes are available with infinitely variable, height adjustable Case Pro Control pilot controls.
Every Cat dealer carries backhoes in its rental fleet and the company now has over 1400 locations around the world building mini-rental fleets of these machines to rent to customers.
Marcello Bargellini, product specialist for Volvo Construction Equipment, adds that backhoes can travel upwards of 20 mph.
For the compact backhoes, still only a fraction of the bigger machine sales yearly, demand in 2002 declined below the 5000-unit level, down about 25 percent from the peak achieved in 1999.
This machine has gained great respect in recent years thanks to engineering improvements and the machine's overall versatility Jobs once relegated to standard backhoe loaders can now be handled quite well by the mini machines.
Twenty years ago, we commonly saw backhoes with names like Bucyrus-Erie, which then became BCP and now has phased out of the business.
New Holland Construction offers a full range of loader backhoes.
One of the companies, RH&M makes only towable units, whereas the other suppliers make self-propelled machines with four wheels and the bells and whistles that make the machines true backhoes.
In celebration of its 50th year manufacturing tractor loader backhoes, Case Construction Equipment is launching the Case Rodeo Series, a year-long series of loader backhoe rodeo competitions to be held at Case dealerships across North America.
M Series 2 loader backhoes are now available with Case Pilot Controls.