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Backhoe Maintenance 101

While backhoes are a staple in many large fleets where they are cared for by a full-time fleet manager, they are equally – if not more so – widespread among owner/operators and smaller businesses where the person operating the machine is also the one performing maintenance on it, hauling it, site foreman, lunch gofer, etc.

Even in those large fleets, where they may have “a guy” who performs all the maintenance, there are actions that operators can take in their day-to-day activities that will have a long-term effect on the health and performance of the machine.

The Case for Equipment Over Trucks in Snow Removal Applications

The snow removal industry is becoming more competitive each year. As that happens, the margin of error between profitability and survival is slim. For large commercial snow removal contractors, the shift from trucks and plows to construction equipment – skid steers, compact track loaders, wheel loaders, compact wheel loaders, and backhoes – provides significant operational advantages.

Is it time for you to add more equipment and give the pickup and plow a rest? Here are eight reasons to consider adding more iron to your snow removal fleet:

TechTalk: CASE Pro Control

Only CASE backhoes offer standard Pro Control (optional on the 580N EP), an anti-rebound feature that helps complete the swing of the boom at the exact point and location the operator desires, saving time associated with corrective measures and helping to minimize spillage.

For more information on the entire line of CASE backhoes, visit: CaseCE.com

CASE 580N Backhoe Series Named One of EquipmentWatch’s Highest Retained Value Award Winners

CASE Construction Equipment’s 580N backhoe loader series was named to EquipmentWatch’s list of winners for the first Highest Retained Value Awards.

The awards recognize manufacturers in 26 different heavy equipment categories across the construction, agriculture and lift/access industries for products that show the highest residual value over the last five years.

Unheralded Equipment Features that Simplify Earthmoving

Horsepower is an excellent measure of a machine’s power. Every equipment manufacturer touts the design, comfort and visibility of its cab – and barrels of ink and digital space have been spent on Tier 4 engine information.

But what are some of the other features, specs and advances that are available on today’s machines that don’t get the same publicity as others, and serve to improve earthmoving applications for operators?

Anatomy of a Railroad Backhoe

Backhoes are built for earthwork – unless you’re in the railroad business. Backhoes are one of the most versatile tools railroad contractors have at their disposal – but it’s based largely on the material handling and the hydraulic capabilities offered by the machine. In an industry where access to the work area is a challenge, having a tool that serves as a platform for numerous applications is critical. Here are key specifications that railroad contractors look for in backhoes to provide as much versatility, durability and efficiency as possible.

Quick Coupler/Universal Coupler 

Important Tips For Buying a Backhoe Loader

When buying a backhoe loader, it’s important to understand and differentiate between the specs offered with each machine. Knowing what’s most important to you and the work required will help your new backhoe loader be most productive in the long run.

Tip 1: Ask the Right Questions

Backhoe Evolution = Practical Innovation

Necessity is the mother of invention. An old proverb, but completely accurate as it relates to backhoes and how they’ve evolved over time.  The original 1957 backhoe loader was born from a need for a solution that was integrated from the factory and warranted by a single OEM, as contractors were retrofitting farm tractors with loaders and backhoe arms.

That necessity/invention pattern has continued. The extendahoe option on backhoe loaders wasn’t just a great idea – as regulations in northern climates dictated that water pipe had to be placed deeper and deeper to avoid freezing problems, there was a need to dig deeper. It also helped contractors digging around trenches perform that work while having the machine positioned further away – helping maintain the integrity of the trench and the safety of the operator.

Analyzing the Top Attachments for Backhoe Loaders

It’s often said that quality beats quantity. Over the years, utility contractors have started to realize the truth behind that statement due to the benefits of having one machine with increased versatility on the jobsite instead of multiple machines.

In order to achieve that versatility, more and more attachments are being made available to the construction market every year. The backhoe loader, an invaluable jack-of-all-trades, has the capability to run a variety of attachments such as brooms, grapples and 4-in-1 buckets.

Backhoe Technology – Old and New – Helps Southern Pipeline Tackle Gas and Water Pipe Utility Work in Louisville

Oil, gas and water contractor successfully uses compact excavators, track loaders and backhoe loaders in a heavy-duty environment.

David Spencer, CEO of Southern Pipeline in Louisville, is no stranger to the demands of the oil and gas industry. Hired as an operator in 1981, then becoming a foreman and working his way through the ranks of the company, Spencer has just about seen it all.

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