Construction Equipment

Almost every construction job be it domestic, large scale commercial and civil project are not possible without Construction Equipment. The bigger the project the bigger is the size of machinery required. Heavy equipment is essential for construction jobs. Earth-moving equipment covers a broad range of machines that can excavate, demolish, transport, grade soil and rock and lift along with other jobs. Construction equipment big or small help to speed not only in Construction but also in earth work, materials handling and demolition. Many types of heavy construction equipment are designed for multiple functions, making them indispensable on job sites.

Construction Equipment

Backhoe loaders

Backhoe loaders, often called backhoes, have main body of a farm tractor and include a loading shovel in front and a small bucket in the back for digging. Backhoe loaders are considered medium-sized construction equipment for smaller jobs and can work in limited space to perform various operations. They can move dirt, do excavations, dig holes and trenches, can be used as cranes to handle material, pipe laying, filling of pit and levelling material. One of the best attributes of backhoe loaders is that they are wheel-driven and can be moved within the city on concrete roads without damaging them. They can even be driven to a job site. Backhoe loaders do not require a separate transportation arrangement for them from one site to another.

Importance of Backhoe loaders

Backhoe loaders are the most diverse type of Construction equipment available today. They are also known by different names around the world; the term digger, backhoe, excavator backhoe, all refer to the same equipment. In general, a backhoe can be described as a machine with a shovel or loader bucket unit on the front, with a backhoe on the back. Due to their start from farming tractor equipment, backhoe loaders have a tractor-like look about them.

Although various manufacturers offer backhoes in several sizes, they tend to be relatively small in comparison to other type of heavy equipment. Their size is one element which lends to their popularity; their versatility is another. Backhoes are considered as a backbone of any project as it can also act as an alternative to other machinery in case of breakdown. For average sized jobs a backhoe an replace an excavator, dozer, grader, crane and many other jobs. In all backhoes never leave a site in standstill.


The number of attachments for and applications of the machine makes it diverse. Backhoes can be found on construction sites big and small, road building projects or excavation and earthmoving sites. Smaller backhoes can be easily used for small landscaping projects; large backhoes can be utilized on demolition projects.

The backhoe bucket in the back can be changed to dig trenches of different widths. Also, there are varied attachments developed from time to time for this machine which can be used for specific application. Typical example of some attachments is trenching buckets of different sizes, breaker, auger, Sugarcane handler, Pole setter, forklift, etc. You name the application and industry can design an attachment for backhoe.

These attachments are easy to fit and remove. A single machine can be used to many applications just by changing the required attachment. This ability of backhoe loaders makes them versatile and diverse machine. Multi-functionality and versatility keep backhoes popular as an important piece of equipment in the construction, agriculture and landscaping industries. Almost every construction project bigger or small have backhoe loaders as a must have product in their fleet.

Apart from the multifunctional aspect, the ideal size of backhoe loader which is neither too big for small jobs nor too small for average heavy jobs makes it easy to handle. Further its ability to move on tyres makes it easy to transport.

Most popular among Construction Equipment

With this diversity and flexibility Backhoes are the most popular construction equipment globally. They are always in demand and are known to big, small, relevant or non-relevant every person around the world.