FOCUS ON: Backhoes and Loaders

When you are using a backhoe or a loader, you want it to be reliable and easy to operate. Whether you are digging for landscape applications or transporting material with a front-end loader, you need a piece of equipment that will withstand pressure and the daily wear and tear. The following front-end loaders and backhoes feature new designs and larger digging depths and load capacities to make your jobs run more smoothly and efficiently. If you need more information, use the circle numbers provided at the end of each product description.


The Allmand TLB-425 ESL heavy-duty compact tractor-loader backhoe features a servo-controlled hydrostatic transmission, a 25-hp diesel engine and an ESL backhoe design to deliver performance on a variety of excavation and earthmoving applications. Powered by a 25-hp Kubota D1105 diesel engine, the TLB-425's 65-hp rated hydrostatic transmission boasts a servo-control feature, allowing the operator infinite control of the machine as well as reduced pedal effort in both forward and reverse. The transmission case is constructed from cast iron to minimize noise. The ESL backhoe design features oversized polished pins with replaceable composite bearings and urethane lip seals in all working joints. This design reduces friction and extends service intervals by eliminating metal-to-metal contact, retaining grease levels and keeping out debris.
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The Caterpillar 420D Backhoe Loader comes equipped with a standard pilot-operated joystick controls that add excavator technology and ease of operation. The standard loader and optional integrated toolcarrier offer versatile operation with increased breakout force and lift capacity. The maximum operating weight is 21,605 pounds and the loading height is 11.83 feet. The 420D operator environment is ergonomically designed to create a comfortable work area with easy-to-use machine controls that reduce operator fatigue and increase efficiency and productivity. HVAC improvements increase operator comfort in all conditions. Easy access flip-open hood, new color-coded fill caps and other benefits contribute to the ease of serviceability. An expansive bucket line, improved heavy-duty Diagonal Retention System and Quick Couplers increase productivity and versatility.
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Compact Power introduces the BX-10 13-hp mini excavator to its compact equipment product line. Whether you are digging out for a water garden, footings or draining, the BX-10 is designed to fit in the smallest areas without damage to established turf. It comes standard with a 9-inch bucket; 12- and 16-inch buckets are optional. Maximum digging depth is 78 inches and the unit width is 41.5 inches. The cab swings 180 degrees and is simple to operate.
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The 4000 Twenty Series compact utility tractor from John Deere comes equipped with a John Deere engine and an automotive-style diagnostic control center. The 448 Backhoe attachment features 8 feet, 9 inches of maximum digging depth. The unit includes flip-over stabilizer pads for quick conversion between field and street use and a revised valve design reduces temperature rise during backhoe operation. Buckets are available in 12-, 18-, 24- and 36-inch widths, while heavy-duty buckets are available in 14-, 18-, 24-, 36- and 40-inch widths. The tractor must be equipped with a front loader when using a backhoe.
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Model L48 in Kubota's TLB series of backhoes and front-end loaders comes with a liquid-cooled 4-cylinder diesel 48-hp engine. The overall length of the unit with the backhoe is 20 feet, 1.1 inches and the overall width is 6 feet, 2.5 inches. The front loader has a maximum lift height of 9 feet, 8.1 inches and a lift capacity of 3,000 pounds. The backhoe has a digging depth of 11 feet, 2.6 inches and a loading height of 9 feet, 6.6 inches. The buckets are available in 12-, 16-, 18-, 24-, 30- and 36-inch widths.
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Power Trac's PT-2460 Bucketloader with Backhoe Attachment has a 60-hp diesel engine and turf-friendly 4-wheel drive articulated steering. The lift capacity of the unit is 2,400 pounds, while the lift height is 10 feet. The backhoe has a reach of 12 feet, 10 inches and a digging depth of 9 feet. The backhoe also has a breakout force of 4,000 pounds and there are more than 30 front-mounted attachments with the Quick Attach Feature.
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Designed with contour hoods, the TL series of Rhino Loaders add to the eye appeal of your tractor while improving operator visibility. The loaders are available in three models, with maximum lifting heights of 6, 7 and 8 feet to handle a range of applications. The trapezoid loader arm cross member provides strength and resistance to twisting. Pin-on or quick attach buckets are available, depending on the model. The hydraulic valve kit is designed for easy use and stays with the tractor if the loader is removed. Parking stands are fixed to the loader for easy use and conveniently fold up out of the way when not in use.
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