March 1, 2005
Toro The Toro Dingo TX 420 compact utility loader is designed for applications such as tree planting, material hauling, deck construction, demolition,


The Toro Dingo TX 420 compact utility loader is designed for applications such as tree planting, material hauling, deck construction, demolition, fence installation and irrigation system installation. A single control for travel direction and a simple joystick that controls all attachment movement make the Dingo TX 420 easy to operate. Powered by a 20-hp Kohler air-cooled engine, the unit offers more than 35 quick-change attachments, including backhoe, trencher, hydraulic breaker, vibratory plow and cultivator.
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Atlas Copco

The Penta Series of light hydraulic breakers feature Krupp percussion technology and offer service weights ranging from 200 to 795 pounds. Applications include road construction, landscaping, light demolition, smaller trenching and quarry reduction breaking. To reduce excess vibration and noise, the Penta Series breakers come equipped with the VibroSilenced damping system, which reduces noise by 18 dB(A) compared with other guide systems. Additionally, a long piston stroke reduces the transmission of vibrations to the carrier, lessening the strain on the operator and the machine. The PB 420V, at 795 pounds, is specifically designed for backhoes.
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Allmand Bros.

The TLB-425 ESL heavy-duty compact tractor loader backhoe features a servo-controlled hydrostatic transmission, a powerful 25-hp diesel engine and an exclusive ESL backhoe design to perform a variety of excavation and earthmoving applications. Powered by a 25-hp Kubota D1105 diesel engine, the TLB-425's 65-hp rated hydrostatic transmission boasts a servo-control feature, allowing the operator infinite control of the machine as well as reduced pedal effort in both forward and reverse. Additionally, the transmission case is constructed of cast iron to minimize noise. The unit delivers a 4,611-pound digging force and reaches up to a 9 foot, 6-inch digging depth.
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Komatsu America

Excavator-type joystick controls are offered on the new WB140-2N, WB140PS-2N (pictured), WB150-2N, WB150PS-2N and the WB150AWS-2N backhoe loaders. Other recent upgrades include increased hydraulic speed; stronger, more advanced components; and Tier II-compliant engines. Both PS models feature Komatsu's powershift transmission and the WB150AWS-2N is an all-wheel steer backhoe with tires of equal size and also features the powershift transmission. The cab has been engineered to offer operators improved visibility, comfort and easier access to controls and levers.

“The WB140-2 plays a big supporting role in what we do,” says Rob Dolmaten, general superintendent for utilities contractor Felix Associates' Port St. Lucie, Fla., division. “It never stops — it's either digging receiving pits, taking up asphalt and distributing pipe fittings, doing light backfilling, pulling out concrete driveways, and installing pipe on short runs where there are tie-ins. It's so versatile that it's on the go constantly. Our punchout crews also use it to grade ditch lines for sod replacement. The WB140-2 is truly an all-around machine, because its size is perfect — it can do both small and big jobs.”
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The all-new L39 tractor/loader/backhoe is designed for rental users, contractors and home-owners. It features Category I, 3-point hitch and independent PTO capabilities. Powered by Kubota's 39-hp diesel engine, the machine can perform with maximum power and high torque rise, even under heavy loads or at low speeds. The transmission is an electronically controlled hydraulic Glide Shift Transmission with 12F/8R speeds, enabling the operator to select the correct travel speed for the task at hand. The unit is also equipped with shuttle shift, allowing the operator to shift from forward to reverse and back again without ever clutching or braking, improving loader work productivity. It delivers 3,560 pounds of breakout force, 2,200 pounds of lift capacity and 9 feet, 6 inches of lift height.
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The new BL-570 compact backhoe loader is designed for utility installation, landscaping and rental applications, as well as general construction and repair work. The BL-570 has a maximum digging depth of 12 feet and a rated operating capacity of 3,406 pounds and a breakout force of 9,370 pounds. It is equipped with the standard Bob-Tach attachment mounting system for the loader and the X-Change system for the backhoe. Both the loader and the backhoe are equipped with standard auxiliary hydraulics with two-way flow, which accommodate a variety of attachments including brooms, breakers, augers and compactors.
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Woods Equipment Co.

Woods Equipment Co. offers several models of its GroundBreaker backhoe — the 6500, 7500, 9000, BH1050 and BH6000 Groundbreaker-X. The 9000 GroundBreaker (pictured) features 30 to 70 tractor horsepower, digging depth of 108 inches, a swing arc of 180 degrees, loading height of 68 inches and reach from swing point of 112 inches and a bucket digging force of 2,500 pounds.

Manufacturer's note: Operator shown for scale only. Keep bystanders away.
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John Deere

The new Worksite Pro Hydraulic Quick Coupler is designed to allow customers to quickly pick up and switch between backhoe loader attachments so they can get the job done faster. The coupler is designed for John Deere's 310G, 310SG, 410G and 710G backhoe loaders. It features a single floating hydraulic cylinder that engages attachments with ease, the company says. The control switch is center mounted on the front console, and there's no need to hold a function-over relief and a switch at the same time, as was necessary with the previous design. The hook-on pins are made of high-strength steel, enhancing the coupler's durability.
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Bobcat's new line of loader backhoes includes models B100, B250 and B300 (pictured), which all come standard with a Kubota diesel engine. With dig depths ranging from 9 feet, 3 inches to 11 feet, the B-Series machines offer a hydrostatic-driven transmission and one-stick loader control with a float function. Side-swing, boom and dipper cylinders are cushioned, which promotes smooth operation and machine productivity. The loader backhoes also feature spacious, platform-style cabs, hydrostatic transmissions and simple controls. A 180-degree rotating seat facilitates switching from the loader to backhoe operation.

Waylon Boyer, vice president of The Rental Store in Joplin, Mo., likes the B100 loader backhoes for their power and says that for being small, they have more power than anything else on the market. “The B100 is a great rental tool, especially for the small guy because when you rent it to a homeowner, it's small enough that they can handle it and it has enough power for the small contractor,” he says.
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Volvo Construction Equipment

The Volvo BL60 backhoe loader is equipped with a low-emission, 86-net-hp turbocharged diesel engine and a reliable fixed-flow hydraulic system, providing power and control for a wide range of loading and digging applications. The machine has a digging depth of 14 feet, 9 inches. The 1.3-cubic-yard loader bucket has a lift capacity of 5,114 pounds. The BL60 features 50-hour greasing intervals, 500-hour engine oil change intervals and a tilting hydraulic oil cooler. A heavy-duty loader safety strut is integral to the loader arms. Mechanical self-leveling provides assistance in truck loading.
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