Backhoes For Sale

Backhoe loaders, commonly referred to as backhoes, are a staple in the realms of construction and agriculture. With their dual functionality, incorporating both a front loader and rear backhoe, these machines are adept at tackling a range of tasks with ease. At IronPlanet, we take pride in our extensive inventory of backhoe loaders for sale, featuring top brands and a variety of models to suit your specific needs. Whether you're in search of a rugged machine for a major construction project or a versatile tool for farming tasks, IronPlanet has the perfect backhoe loader to meet your requirements.

What is a Backhoe and How Does It Work?

A back loader, is a multifaceted equipment vehicle consisting of a tractor-like unit fitted with a loader-style shovel/bucket at the front and a backhoe at the back. The front loader serves to move and lift materials such as soil, sand, or gravel, while the backhoe is employed for its digging and excavating capabilities. The backhoe's two-part articulated arm, ending with a digging bucket, facilitates precise and efficient digging operations.

Operating a backhoe involves two primary actions: the front loader is utilized to pick up, move, and transport materials, while the backhoe is used to dig into the ground, extract materials, or create trenches. The diverse range of tasks that a backhoe loader can perform, coupled with the availability of various attachments like buckets, breakers, and augers, make it an invaluable asset on any job site or farm.

Backhoe Tasks on a Farm and Construction Site

On the farm, backhoes prove themselves as invaluable assets. They are instrumental in essential tasks such as plowing fields to prepare for planting, creating trenches for irrigation systems to ensure crops receive optimal water supply, and moving hefty bales of hay with ease. Backhoes can also be fitted with specialized attachments, such as augers for drilling holes for fence posts or tree planting, as well as pallet forks for transporting feed, fertilizers, and other essential supplies around the farm. The adaptability and power of backhoes make them a preferred choice for farmers seeking a versatile and efficient solution to meet their agricultural needs.

In the realm of construction, backhoes stand as pillars of versatility and efficiency. They are integral to projects that entail digging foundations for buildings, grading and leveling land to prepare for construction, and trenching for utilities such as water, gas, and electricity. The backhoe's front loader is also useful in moving construction materials such as sand, gravel, and dirt, while the backhoe itself can be employed to remove debris and clear sites. Moreover, the backhoe's ability to switch between a range of attachments, including hammers for breaking concrete and compactors for soil compression, further enhances its utility in a construction setting. For those involved in the construction industry, a reliable backhoe is a crucial investment that can significantly contribute to the success of a project.

The Difference Between a Backhoe and a Mini Excavator

At first glance, backhoes and mini excavators might seem quite similar, but a closer look reveals several key differences that set them apart, making each machine uniquely suited to specific tasks.

Backhoes are larger, more powerful machines that offer greater stability and versatility. One of their primary advantages is the inclusion of a front loader bucket, which significantly enhances their utility by enabling them to move and lift heavy materials such as soil, sand, and gravel. Additionally, backhoes feature a two-part articulated arm with a digging bucket on the end, capable of performing heavy-duty digging and trenching tasks. The larger size and weight of backhoes make them ideal for bigger projects that require more power and stability, such as road construction, large-scale excavation, and heavy material handling.

In contrast, mini excavators are more compact and lightweight, making them perfect for smaller projects and tight spaces where maneuverability is paramount. Despite their smaller size, mini excavators are still powerful and efficient, capable of performing a range of digging and trenching tasks. However, they lack the front loader bucket found on backhoes, which can limit their utility for certain tasks. Mini excavators are ideal for projects such as landscaping, small-scale excavation, and utility work in confined spaces.

What is Considered High Usage for a Backhoe?

When considering purchasing a used backhoe, it's important to take into account the machine's hours of operation. While there is no definitive answer to what is considered high usage for a backhoe, machines with over 10,000 hours are generally seen as having been through significant wear and tear. However, the maintenance history and overall condition of the backhoe should also be considered. A well-maintained backhoe with 10,000 hours could potentially offer more value than a poorly maintained one with fewer hours. At IronPlanet, our inventory includes a wide selection of used backhoe loaders for sale from the best brands. You'll have no difficultty finding the best one at our weekly auctions.

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Model 110(2)
Model 1CX PRO(1)
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Model 2025R Micro(5)
Model 2032R Mini(3)
Model 210S(1)
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Model 310(2)
Model 310 J(1)
Model 310 SL(4)
Model 310D(2)
Model 310E(1)
Model 310G(4)
Model 310J(3)
Model 310K(18)
Model 310L(8)
Model 310L EP(2)
Model 310SE(3)
Model 310SG(5)
Model 310SJ(5)
Model 310SK(8)
Model 310SK 4x4(1)
Model 310SL(3)
Model 315D(1)
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Model 3D(1)
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Model 410D(1)
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Model 410J(4)
Model 410K(3)
Model 410L(3)
Model 415(1)
Model 415F2IL(1)
Model 416(2)
Model 416C(2)
Model 416D(1)
Model 416E(3)
Model 416F(2)
Model 420(2)
Model 420D(2)
Model 420D IT(1)
Model 420D IT 4x4(2)
Model 420E(3)
Model 420E IT(1)
Model 420F(2)
Model 420F IT(1)
Model 420F2(5)
Model 420F2 IT(6)
Model 420FST(1)
Model 424(5)
Model 424 2WD(1)
Model 424B(4)
Model 424B2(1)
Model 426C(1)
Model 426F2(1)
Model 428F(1)
Model 428F2 LRC(1)
Model 430D(1)
Model 430E(1)
Model 430EIT(1)
Model 430F2(1)
Model 432F(1)
Model 436B(1)
Model 438(1)
Model 446B(2)
Model 446D(2)
Model 450(1)
Model 450E(1)
Model 4CX(1)
Model 550D(1)
Model 555(1)
Model 570ST(3)
Model 5750(1)
Model 575D(1)
Model 580(2)
Model 580 SUPER L(1)
Model 580 SUPER M PLU(1)
Model 580 SUPER M SER(2)
Model 580 SUPER N(8)
Model 580 SUPER R(2)
Model 580 Super K(1)
Model 580 Super M Series 3(1)
Model 580 Super N(2)
Model 580E(1)
Model 580G(1)
Model 580K(1)
Model 580L SERIES 2(1)
Model 580M(2)
Model 580M SERIES 2(1)
Model 580N(6)
Model 580SK(1)
Model 580SL SERIES 2(1)
Model 580SN(3)
Model 580SR-3(1)
Model 580SR-4PT(1)
Model 580SR3(1)
Model 580ST(1)
Model 590 SUPER M(2)
Model 590 SUPER N(2)
Model 655D(1)
Model 680H(1)
Model 695SR2-4PS(1)
Model 710D(2)
Model 770EX(39)
Model 770EX MAGNUM(1)
Model 851EX(12)
Model 851FX(2)
Model B110C(1)
Model B26TLB(1)
Model B80C(2)
Model B95C(1)
Model BH50G(1)
Model BL70(2)
Model BX23SLB-R(1)
Model CX80C(1)
Model D25-30(1)
Model E2036RTKH-6MS(1)
Model LB110B(1)
Model LB90(1)
Model LB95B-4PT(1)
Model SA424(1)
Model SA424 Micro(2)
Model TLB 844 SX4(1)
Model TLB844(2)
Model TLK750(1)
Model U17VR1(1)
Model WB 70A2(1)
Model WB140(1)
Model WB93R-2(1)
Model WZ15-10(4)
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