The new Caterpillar 450E backhoe loader is designed with new functional styling, easier maintenance and enhanced operator comfort over the 446D model that it replaces. The 450E has 124 net hp and a backhoe digging depth of 17 feet 3 inches when equipped with a standard stick. The new extendable stick pushes the 450E digging depth to 21 feet, 4 inches. Its high rotation backhoe linkage eliminates the need to change pin position when moving from loading trucks to vertical wall trenching. New combined-function auxiliary hydraulic lines on the backhoe enable the 450E to support all one-way and two-way hydraulic work tools, such as hammers, compactors, thumbs, augers and tilting couplers.