Tried and True Bobcat Backhoe Loaders
Bobcat backhoe loaders are a popular choice for companies requiring quality, cost efficient equipment. Bobcat no longer manufactures backhoe loaders but there are several used ones out on the market that may be a perfect fit for your business.
When looking at a used Bobcat backhoe loader, consider the condition of the machine. Check the hours of operation, usually tracked on the machine, and compare against its age to determine how much it was used. Conduct a visual inspection for wear and tear. Do not be fooled by a new paint job; really take a look at the structure, exterior and condition of the interior. If you can, find out what type of jobs it was utilized for to determine if it was used properly.
Remember to ensure you have the right backhoe tires for the job you are going to perform to ensure maximum safety, longest wear and best traction. What types of tires were on the machine before? Is it the right type for your jobs?
You may be in the market for an attachment for your current Bobcat equipment instead. Since 2006, Bobcat sells a backhoe attachment for its Compact Track Loaders and Skid Steers. The backhoe bucket provides dominant digging force in places where you want keep ground disorder to a minimum. Bobcat backhoe buckets provide a digging depth range of 6 to 11 feet and come in widths from 12 to 36 inches so you can complete excavation, landscaping, sewage and line maintenance jobs with ease. Bobcat attachments are easily interchangeable, minimizing downtime as you switch from backhoe to bucket to other attachments. The following table provides the backhoe bucket models and which pieces of equipment are compatible with each.