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What Are Backhoe Loaders Used For?


1st June 2022

A backhoe loader is a versatile machine consisting of a tractor-like unit fitted with a loader on the front and a backhoe on the back. They are the jack of all trades for landscaping, construction, agriculture, and many other industries using heavy machinery. They can complete many different tasks across small, mid-sized, and large projects easily and quickly. Continue reading to find out more about the most useful multi-purpose machinery. 

Benefits of a backhoe loader: 

  • 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, landscaping, breaking asphalt, paving roads, and much more!
  • The backhoe is the main tool of the backhoe loader. It’s used to dig up hard, compact material, usually earth, or to lift heavy loads. Loaders are used mainly for loading materials into trucks, laying pipes, clearing rubble, and digging.
  • A backhoe loader can be used with a variety of attachments, making its versatility even more impressive. 
  • They are designed to move easily over rough terrain, making them great for several types of terrains.
  • They are easy to operate, but we offer to hire with or without a CPCS/CITB accredited operator for peace of mind. 
  • You can literally multitask with a backhoe loader by using the backhoe turning the seat and then using the loader at the same time, saving you time and money no matter the project.

The versatility feature makes the backhoe a very popular piece of machinery that is commonly used at construction sites, in building roads and bridges, and in different agricultural projects. 

So, if you would like to enquire about hiring from Henson Plant Hire or to find out more about us and our machinery, speak to our friendly team by calling us on 01386 422411 or emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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