A backhoe loader – also referred to as “loader backhoe,” “backhoe,” or simply “digger” –is a highly versatile construction tractor with a loader-style bucket on the front and a backhoe on the rear. The backhoe unit consists of an articulated boom with dipper. The boom supports the dipper, which in turn holds the bucket or other attachment.
Many loader backhoes feature coupler mounting systems and hydraulic circuits for mounting and stabilizing.
The relatively small stature, easy maneuverability, and precise handling of a loader backhoe makes well suited for use in a variety of applications. The backhoe unit generally has a rotation capability of 200 degrees, making them flexible pieces of equipment. Along with their flexibility, they also have the ability to execute various functions through the use of many different attachments.