Backhoe Loaders: Equipment Spotlight

February 2012, Vol. 67 No. 2
The Case 590 Super N

Bradco/Paladin Construction Group
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At 925 pounds without a bucket, the Bradco 485 Backhoe’s compact size allows operators to easily move the unit around the job site and provides a maximum digging depth of 8 feet, 5 inches. The full 180-degree dual-cylinder swing rotation provides equal power in both directions. A 10-foot, 7-inch horizontal reach from the swing post efficiently places dirt away from the digging area and minimizes the need to move the machine. The Bradco 485 Backhoe is compatible with bucket sizes from 10 - 24 inches and capacities that range from 0.92 - 3.1 cubic feet. The Bradco 485 Backhoe’s SAE float detent in the boom circuit and circuit relief valve provide added protection and safety—allowing the operator to smoothly move from position to position without error. A high back adjustable seat and easy-to-use swing speed controls make for comfortable, yet precise bucket placement and digging. 800.456.7100, paladinbrands.com

Kubota Tractor
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The Kubota L45 TLB tractor-loader-backhoe features an HST Plus Transmission and the versatility of three machines in one, combining a strong, integrated loader and quick attach backhoe with a Category I 3-point hitch. With a slanted boom design and braceless frame for excellent visibility, the loader is designed with a lifting capacity of 2,200 pounds. The backhoe offers a 10-foot digging depth and backhoe crawling mode to reposition along trenches. Powered by a 45-hp Kubota diesel engine, the L45 TLB’s immense versatility is ideal for operators with professional results in mind. 888.458.2682, kubota.com

Terex
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The Terex TLB840 backhoe loader boasts a 88-hp Perkins engine and is powered by an optional 4-speed servo power syncro transmission with automatic shifting, delivering fuel efficiency and high tractive effort. The TLB840 has a curved boom design that offers operators greater clearance to reach over obstacles and the ability to load closer into trucks for greater productivity. With a dig depth of 14 feet, 9 inches (extended to 18 feet, 1 inch) and a reach up of 18 feet, 9 inches (extended 21 feet, 11 inches), the unit is designed with a new slew system that provides high torque for easier backfilling and slewing uphill. 662.393.1800, terex.com