Bobcat Co. has introduced a new 9BH backhoe attachment that designed for versatility and minimal downtime in general excavating and trenching applications. The attachment is designed to optimize dig depth, and includes an X-Change attachment mounting system for easily attaching buckets. The unit is designed for easy to transport and exceptional down-hole visibility. The 9BH model is approved for use with Bobcat’s S510 through S650 skid-steer loader models and the T550 through T650 compact track loaders.
The new Case N Series of backhoes adds the 580N EP – a lower-horsepower version of the 580N designed to maintain lift capacity and breakout force with greater fuel efficiency and a maintenance-free emissions solution. All remaining Case N Series backhoes feature new Fiat Powertrain engines with selective catalytic reduction technology that does not require a diesel particulate filter, regeneration or any long-term emissions maintenance. All Case N Series backhoes come standard with SiteWatch telematics, and can be outfitted with options such as Power Lift, Ride Control, Comfort Steer and a universal backhoe bucket coupler. Each model is also available in the Case Extendahoe configuration.
JCB’s brand new 3CX Compact backhoe features a 6-feet-wide by 9-feet-high footprint that makes it 35 percent smaller than JCB’s standard 3CX backhoe model. Compatibility with backhoe loader, compact excavator and skid steer loader attachments maximizes the unit’s versatility. Pod-mounted, ergonomically designed excavator pilot controls come standard. A three-speed hydrostatic transmission switches between low and high range for ease-of-use, greater pushing power and a 25-mph maximum travel speed. Powered by a 74-hp JCB Tier IV Final engine, the 3CX Compact needs no diesel particulate filter or after-treatment. Using equal-sized wheels, the unit has selectable two- and four-wheel steering.
The 710L backhoe offers a 17-foot 3-inch dig depth. It meets emission regulations through an EPA Final Tier 4/EU Stage IV-certified 4.5L Deere PowerTech Plus engine, providing 13 percent more net peak horsepower (148 hp/110 kW) than the previous K-Series model. A standard John Deere PowerShift transmission enables operators to travel up to 23 mph between job sites. Utilizing the sealed-switch module, operators can get an additional 10 percent craning boost through the Lift Mode feature; when selected, engine rpm is automatically set at 1,400, and the machine maximizes hydraulic pressure for increased craning capability. Pressure-compensated load-sensing hydraulics facilitate multifunction operation.
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