“A Super Huge Win” – Test Run of Cat’s 420 XE Backhoe
Bryan Furnace found some "awesome new features" in the seat of Cat's flagship backhoe. Watch The Dirt to see his review.
September 22, 2023
Quick Data: Top-Selling Backhoes in 2023
See which backhoe loader models were best-sellers and fetched top dollar at auction.
July 25, 2023
Huddig Launches First Hybrid Backhoe 1370T for U.S.
Huddig says the model is the first fully hybrid backhoe in the U.S. The diesel engine automatically recharges the battery.
June 26, 2023
“Backhoe Renaissance”: They’re Getting Better at What They Do Best
Check out the latest models from Cat, Case, Deere, JCB, Kubota and New Holland.
June 14, 2023
Video: Man Steals Backhoe, Drives to Airport to Catch Flight
He drove it 10 miles from a construction site to a regional airport in Illinois where he was caught on surveillance footage.
May 26, 2023
Return of the "Construction King": Case's New Backhoes Carry Iconic Name
Two models will be available immediately: the Utility Plus and the 580SV Construction King center pivot. Three more are on the way.
March 14, 2023
Video: Case CE Teases New Affordable Utility Plus Backhoe at ARA Show
The backhoe is similar in size to Case's 580N EP backhoe – but at a fraction of the cost.
February 15, 2023
What’s Happening with Backhoes? – More Than You Might Expect
Though their status has waned, advances are being made to new backhoes. Check out the latest models and buying tips here.
December 14, 2022
Kubota L47: The Backhoe with the Highest Retained Value for 2022
Buying this model could mean more money in your pocket when it comes time to trade it in, according to the latest data from EquipmentWatch.
November 15, 2022
It's back!: Caterpillar reintroduces 651 Wheel Tractor Scraper
With a push from a dozer, this beast can load 104,000 pounds of material in 30 seconds.
December 13, 2021
Sany Enters U.S. Backhoe Market with "Fully Loaded" SLB95
"The features we are offering as standard can cost more than $7,000 on competitive machines."
November 22, 2021
Backhoes Adapt to Fend Off Compact Competitors
“The backhoe loader ... has been affected significantly by the explosion of compact equipment.”
November 2, 2021
Put to the Test: Deere E-Power Electric Backhoe Moves Into Next Phase of Development
Modeled after Deere's 310L, the battery-powered backhoe aims to lower operating costs, noise, downtime and drop emissions to zero.
January 29, 2021
John Deere gives L-Series backhoes more powerful engine; 310SL also gets new hydraulics
John Deere is constantly improving their equipment. Deere recently upgraded its L-series backhoes with more powerful engines and PCLS hydraulics. Details here.
December 8, 2020
Cat Intros 420, 420 XE Backhoes: What’s the Difference Between These New Machines?
The 420 is Caterpillar’s flagship backhoe, it’s the most popular due to the versatility of thes size and how well balanced it is. And because of that it’s really the machine that Cat bases the rest of its lineup upon. And an all-new model just hit the market. But along with this updated 420, Cat […]
July 3, 2020
Case CE Unveils First Electric Backhoe, the 580 EV, at ConExpo 2020
At ConExpo 2020, Case Construction Equipment unveiled the very first battery-powered electric backhoe loader. Developed under the name “Project Zeus,” the loader’s model name is the 580 EV. Check out the video for all the details.
March 11, 2020
Quick Data: Top-selling backhoes and sales trends
A snapshot of new and used sales trends from Randall-Reilly’s EDA equipment financing data and TopBid auction price service.
November 29, 2019
Backhoe is Cat’s first Smart Attachment for new D3 Series skid steers, CTLs
On its new D3 Series of skid steers and compact track loaders, Caterpillar is launching its Smart Attachment platform. Cat says the new Smart Attachments are an industry first, and with advanced machine technology, the new D3 Series skid steers and CTLs automatically recognize these smart work tools and tailor machine controls and operator information […]
November 8, 2019
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