Backhoe Loader Showcase

Looking for a backhoe loader? Check out the product offerings from five manufacturers.

Case Construction Equipment Case Construction Equipment

Case Construction Equipment introduces its line of Tier 4 Final backhoe loaders, including the new 580N EP — a lower-horsepower version of the company’s popular 580N backhoe that maintains the same backhoe lift capacity and breakout force with greater fuel efficiency and a maintenance-free Tier 4 Final solution. All N Series backhoes come standard with SiteWatch telematics and can be outfitted with a variety of industry-exclusive standards/options such as Power Lift, Ride Control, Comfort Steer, ProControl, Easy Flex side lights and a mechanical universal backhoe bucket coupler that allows contractors to use attachments from competitive machines on their Case backhoe. Each machine is also available in the proven Case Extendahoe configuration for extended digging and reach capabilities. All Case N Series backhoes feature the company’s exclusive over-center design, which transfers weight to the front of the machine for smooth roading and better traction and allows the operator to dig closer to the machine. N Series controls are simple, with adjustable pilot control towers, a control pattern selector and adjustable wrist rests. Each N Series machine also comes standard with Adjustable SmartClutch, which lets operators customize the feel of forward-to-reverse transitions to their preference. For more information, visit www.casece.com.

JCB    JCB   

JCB’s popular entry-level 3CX, a 14-ft full-size backhoe loader, is now being built at the firm’s U.S. headquarters in Savannah, Ga., allowing the company to react rapidly to North American customer demands. The machine boasts a 13,063-lb loader breakout force and 6,354-lbf loader lift capacity to its full height. The excavator bucket has a 13,942-lb breakout force. It is powered by a JCB Ecomax Tier 4 Final engine delivering 74 hp. This highly efficient power plant has no requirement for a costly diesel particulate filter or any form of exhaust after-treatment, reducing operating costs for customers and simplifying on-site operation. The JCB Ecomax engine has been designed to achieve Tier 4 Final emissions regulations through efficient combustion, the use of second-generation common rail fuel injection technology, cooled exhaust gas recirculation and sophisticated electronic control. With a transmission and axles designed and built by JCB, the 3CX benefits from total component integration — each part is specifically designed for use in a backhoe loader. The JCB 3CX comes standard with daily fluid auto-checks and JCB Livelink telematics, allowing customers to monitor machine performance and maintenance needs. For more information, visit www.jcbna.com.

CaterpillarCaterpillar

The new F2 Series Cat backhoe loaders include the 416F2, 420F2, 430F2 and a model new to the range, the 415F2. The new F2 Series center-pivot models build on the solid performance, reliability and durability of their F Series predecessors with engines that meet Tier 4 Final emissions standards, new operator’s station and added features and options that further enhance performance and operator productivity. The 420F2 and 430F2 continue to be available with both single-tilt and Integrated Tool Carrier (IT) front linkage, and four-wheel drive is standard for the 430F2 and available for other models. The 415F2 uses a Cat C3.4B engine, rated at 68 net hp, and the 416F2, 420F2 and 430F2 use the Cat C4.4 ACERT engine, with net-horsepower ratings (SAE J1349) of 87, 93 and 108, respectively. The 415F2 does not require diesel exhaust fluid, a convenience for buyers such as rental firms and governmental agencies. All of the new F2 Series models have a powerful implement hydraulic system, which uses a load-sensing, variable-displacement piston pump that provides full lifting and digging forces at all engine speeds and matches hydraulic flow to work demands for highly efficient operation. For more information, visit www.cat.com.

John DeereJohn Deere

The new John Deere L-Series backhoes build on the distinguished performance of their K-Series predecessors. The new series offers improvements on features that John Deere customers have come to know and trust — plus the addition of several new ones — to increase uptime, improve productivity and lower daily operating costs. The L-Series lineup boasts six new, efficient models — the 310L EP, 310L, 310SL, 310SL HL, 315SL and 410L. Built in Dubuque, Iowa, the L-Series backhoes are designed for a variety of jobs, including: loading trucks, placing pipe, digging trenches, moving materials or tearing up asphalt. The L-Series meets today’s emissions regulations with a rugged Tier 4 Final PowerTech Plus diesel engine on the 310L (93 hp), 310SL (99 hp), 310SL HL (110 hp), 315SL (99 hp) and 410L (113 hp), and a certified Tier 4 Interim John Deere PowerTech engine on the 310L EP (70 hp). The 310SL, 310SL HL, 315SL and 410L boast a five-speed PowerShift transmission with speeds up to 25 mph. Contractors may also utilize the Autoshift option that uses the fuel efficiency advantage of the transmission and automatically selects the best gear for a specific load. For more information, visit www.deere.com.

 TerexTerex

Configured to meet the rental market’s need for a low acquisition cost, high-performance backhoe, the competitively priced Terex TLB840R backhoe loader gives rental business owners a more immediate return on investment without sacrificing performance or quality. The TLB840R is equipped with a powerful 74-hp, Tier 4 Final four-cylinder Deutz electronic fuel injection diesel engine, a four-speed synchro shuttle transmission and a robust hydraulic system to excel at digging, reaching, lifting and loading tasks. The engine, transmission and hydraulic systems have all been designed for easy maintenance. With a 9,441-lbf bucket breakout force, a loader lift capacity of 7,291 lbf and bucket capacity of 1 cu yd, this new Terex backhoe loader offers high-capacity production to tackle any project. Terex has designed this unit to give operators unrestricted visibility to the bucket edge, which is ideal in grading applications. The curved boom design and up to 13-ft, 5-in. loading height (with an extendable stick) of the new TLB840R backhoe loader offers operators excellent clearance to reach up and over obstacles, as well as the ability to load closer into trucks for greater productivity. For more information, visit www.terex.com.

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