Why Should You Use the Backhoe Loader?

Last Updated: 2023-04-22

Since various projects require a large amount of excavation and transportation of different materials, backhoe loaders came into being. It combines the functions of excavator and loader in one. In use, the operator simply turns the seat to change the work end. It is compact and can be moved around the construction site as well as on the road.

the backhoe loader

Backhoe loaders are widely used in municipal, construction, water conservancy, highways, tap water, power supply, gardens and other fields, and can be engaged in pipeline laying, cable laying, landscaping and other operations.

applications of backhoe loader

So why do you need a backhoe loader? This article will give you a detailed introduction to this device from several aspects.

Advantages of backhoe loader

  • 1.One machine with multiple functions to improve economic benefits. The excavator and loader are combined into one machine, and one machine has multiple functions. It fully has all the functions of small excavators and loaders, and is more suitable for working in narrow spaces. It is convenient and flexible, and the work efficiency is increased by more than 30%.

the working efficiency of backhoe loader has increased by 30%

  • 2.The turntable of the excavator can rotate 360°, there is no dead angle for loading, the working range is larger, and the side can also be loaded, and the working angle reaches 270°.
  • 3.It can adapt to different working environments and operation requirements, such as mining, earthwork, construction and other different fields. Moreover, it can adapt to different terrains and conditions, and can complete various tasks in small spaces and complex terrains.
  • 4.The humanized design of rotating vibration-damping seat and full tempered glass cab make the view wider.

the cab of backhoe loader

  • 5.The reasonable layout of control levers, buttons and other operating equipment in the cab enables the driver to accurately control the travel of the backhoe loader, as well as the operation of the bucket and boom.
  • 6.Backhoe loaders can be equipped with a variety of accessory tools, such as breakers, dozer blade, buckets, etc., to meet different operational needs. These accessory tools can increase the operating range of the backhoe loader and improve its adaptability and versatility.

attachments of backhoe loader

Backhoe loader attachments

The backhoe loader can be equipped with various attachments to realize quick change of various accessories, and there are more than 200 kinds of attachments to choose from. By replacing different attachments, such as grasping wood fork, grasping grass fork, hydraulic breaker, dozer blade, auger, telescopic arm, front bucket, etc., it can realize different functions such as road breaking, leveling site, trenching, pipe-laying, snow removal, cleaning, etc. in addition to digging and loading to meet the needs of various working environments.

attachments of backhoe loader

The commonly used attachments are as follows.

Pallet fork: The fork is one of the commonly used tools for backhoe loaders. It is mainly used to carry, load and unload goods such as wood, bricks and so on. It is generally installed on the front end of the backhoe loader.

Digging bucket: Buckets are generally used for digging, loading, and unloading various bulk materials, such as soil, stone, coal, etc. Its size and shape can be adjusted according to customer needs.

Grasping wood fork: It is mainly used for loading and unloading, carrying wood and wooden products, such as planks, wooden strips, etc. It can be mounted either on the front end of the backhoe loader or on its rear end.

Grasping grass fork: Similar to the grasping wood fork, the grass fork is mainly used to carry and load various forages, such as hay, grass, etc.

Snow pusher: It is mainly used to clear the snow, and it can quickly push the snow to one side.

Dozer balde: It is generally used to level land or compact soil for road construction or other engineering construction.

Hydraulic breaker: It is mainly used for breaking hard materials such as stones, concrete, cement, etc. in buildings, mines and roads. It is often installed on the rear end of backhoe loaders.

Auger: It is a tool used for rapid hole-forming operations in basic construction projects. It is often used in drilling projects such as wooden piles and bridge piers on various soil layers such as municipal, electric power, highways, and buildings.

Telescopic arm: The flexible length of the telescopic arm can effectively increase the digging depth and working range of the backhoe loader.

Components and structure

components and structure of backhoe loader

Cab: Portable joystick

Engine: Adopt famous brand engine

Excavator bucket: Large capacity

Stabilizer legs: Make the equipment work more stable

Rubber tires: Adapt to different terrains

Shovel bucket: A variety of models can meet different project requirements

Boom: The length of the boom can be replaced with different accessory tools

How does the backhoe loader work?

Backhoe loader is a kind of multifunctional equipment, with a bucket at the front end, which can realize the transportation of materials, and a bucket at the rear end, which can realize the function of digging.

how does the backhoe loader work

The loader at the front end is used to shovel materials such as soil, sand, and stones. It usually has a large bucket attached to two hydraulic arms that allow the operator to control the angle and height of the bucket.

The backhoe at the rear of the machine is mainly used for digging. It consists of a long boom with a bucket at the end, controlled by hydraulic cylinders. A backhoe can rotate 180 degrees and is usually mounted on a swivel joint, allowing it to be used for digging in any direction.

To operate a backhoe loader, the operator typically sits in the cab.

It is popular among contractors and construction projects due to its versatile functions, easy operation, and relatively low cost.

How to operate the backhoe loader?

Before starting to operate the backhoe loader, it is necessary to inspect the construction site to ensure that there are no obstacles or dangerous conditions. At the same time, it is also necessary to check the backhoe loader to ensure that the equipment is in good condition. In addition, according to the needs of the project, select the appropriate attachment and install it.

how to operate the backhoe loader

After the driver enters the cab, make sure the door of the cab is closed and locked, then adjust the seat and fasten the seat belt. Then, start the engine, and after the engine starts, use the joystick and related buttons in the cab to operate and control the backhoe loader.

After the work is over, the operator needs to remove the attachment and park the backhoe loader at the designated location, and then turn off the equipment for the next use.

It should be noted that before operating the backhoe loader, the operator needs to undergo professional training and can only operate after mastering the basic operation of the backhoe loader. Do this for your own safety and the safety of others.

World famous backhoe loader manufacturers

There are many well-known manufacturers of backhoe loaders in the world. If you are planning to buy a backhoe loader and have sufficient budget, you can consider the following brands.

world famous backhoe loader manufacturer


Founded in 1945, JCB is one of the major construction machinery manufacturers in Europe and the world. JCB is headquartered in the United Kingdom and has established branches in the United States, India, China and other countries.

In 1953, JCB launched its first backhoe loader. So far, they have developed and manufactured a series of backhoe loaders such as 1CXT, 3CX, and 4CX for customers to choose from.


Caterpillar was founded in 1925 and is headquartered in the United States. It is one of the largest manufacturers of construction machinery and mining equipment, gas engines and diesel engines in the world.

They also offer many models of backhoe loaders, such as 415, 416, 420, 430, 440, etc.


Since its establishment, CASE has accumulated more than 180 years of production experience. The models of their backhoe loaders are 580N, 580N EP, 580 Super N, 590 Super N, etc. No matter which model, all of them are popular among customers.

4.John Deere

John Deere is a company established in the United States in 1837 and is one of the world's leading manufacturers of agricultural machinery and equipment. Whether you're looking to buy a new or used backhoe loader, you'll find the right equipment here.


Komatsu, headquartered in Japan, is one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction and mining machinery. They mainly offer eight models of backhoe loaders, including WB93R-5, WB93S-5, WB97R-5, WB97S-5, etc. All these backhoe loaders have good working performance.


Volvo is based in Sweden and is one of the industry leaders in the manufacturing of construction machinery and equipment. They produce backhoe loaders that are known for their reliability, durability, safety and other performance. The models offered include, BL60B, BL61B, BL70B, BL71B, etc.


Kubota was founded in 1890 and is one of the largest manufacturers of agricultural machinery and equipment in Japan. They have three main models of backhoe loaders, the L47, M62 and B26, and if you are looking for a compact backhoe loader at the right price, then their backhoe loaders are a good choice for you.

Of course, because of the brand effect, a backhoe loader from a well-known brand may mean a higher price. If you want to find a manufacturer that produces cost-effective backhoe loaders, our DASWELL MACHINERY is worthy of your trust!

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