Backhoe Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

February 2013, Vol. 68 No. 2
The Volvo BL70B backhoe.

Backhoe loaders from Case, Volvo, John Deere and New Holland.

Case
The recently updated loader/backhoe product line includes the Case 580N, 580 Super N, 580 Super N Wide Track and 590 Super N, delivering increases in backhoe breakout force and lift, along with increased loader breakout force, lift and reach. Case-exclusive Power Lift channels hydraulic power directly to the backhoe boom with the touch of a button. As a result, N Series backhoe lifting capabilities outperform competitive models by as much as 39 percent – while running at low engine RPMs. 262.636.0447, casece.com

Volvo
The Volvo BL70B backhoe features a cast bucket linkage design that helps the bucket rotate 205 degrees allowing vertical digging in all positions without repositioning the machine. The boom allows excellent visibility into the trench, as well as enabling closer proximity to the truck for loading. The BL70B has a maximum retracted digging depth of 14 feet 9 inches and maximum extended digging depth of 18 feet 3 inches. 828.650.2000, volvo.com

John Deere
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A 310K EP backhoe loader that meets Interim Tier 4 (IT4) standards without after-treatment components and diesel particulate filters (DPFs) is just the beginning. It’s an excellent choice for large fleets and rental yards. It comes equipped, not stripped. With many of the same features found on our other backhoes, it’s the value leader in the 14-feet class. With John Deere WorkSight, JDLink monitoring provides real-time machine utilization and health data, plus location information. Fleet Care proactively suggests maintenance to correct problems early before they turn into costly downtime. And Service ADVISOR Remote enables your dealer to read diagnostic codes, record performance data, and even update software without a trip to the jobsite. 800.503.3373, deere.com