thomas. Backhoe. June 04th , 2018.
With the advent of hydraulic powered attachments such as a tiltrotator breaker a grapple or an auger the backhoe is frequently used in many applications other than excavation and with the tiltrotator attachment serves as an effective tool carrier. Many backhoes feature quick coupler (quick-attach) mounting systems for simplified attachment mounting dramatically increasing the machines utilization on the job site. Backhoes are usually employed together with loaders and bulldozers. Excavators that use a backhoe are sometimes called "trackhoes" by people who do not realize the name is due to the action of the bucket not its location on a backhoe loader.
Because of the long-time predominance of the JCB marque in the United Kingdom and Ireland it has become a genericized trademark there and backhoe-equipped diggers are commonly called JCBs while the term "backhoe" as an excavator component is almost unknown to the general public in this context. The founder of the JCB company Joseph Cyril Bamford holds the honour of being the only non-American in the U.S. construction industrys hall of fame.
In 1960 Vaino Holopainen was introduced as "Mr. Backhoe" to Henry Ford II. Wain-Roy continued to produce them for Ford until 1963 when Ford made their own and Wain-Roy could not compete with such a large company after that. Wain-Roy Corporation bought the AC Anderson Company and then the company suffered.
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