thomas. Backhoe. June 04th , 2018.
Backhoe loaders are general-purpose tools and are being displaced to some extent by multiple specialist tools like the excavator and the speciality front end loader especially with the rise of the mini-excavator. On many job sites which would have previously seen a backhoe used a skidsteer (colloquially often called a Bobcat after the most well known manufacturer and inventor of the category) and a mini excavator will be used in conjunction to fill the backhoes role. However backhoes still are in general use.
In 1964 Elton B. Long of the J.I. Case Corporation filed a patent #3249244 for the first extendible boom. Patent #3273729 was filed in January 1965 by Vaino J. Holopainen for the first hydraulic thumb.
Backhoe loaders are very common and can be used for a wide variety of tasks: construction small demolitions light transportation of building materials powering building equipment digging holes/excavation landscaping breaking asphalt and paving roads. Often the backhoe bucket can also be replaced with powered attachments such as a breaker grapple auger or a stump grinder. Enhanced articulation of attachments can be achieved with intermediate attachments such as the tiltrotator. Many backhoes feature quick coupler (quick-attach) mounting systems and auxiliary hydraulic circuits for simplified attachment mounting increasing the machines utilization on the job site. Some loader buckets have a retractable bottom or "clamshell" enabling it to empty its load more quickly and efficiently. Retractable-bottom loader buckets are also often used for grading and scraping. The front assembly may be a removable attachment or permanently mounted.
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