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John Deere adds backhoes to its attachments lineup

John Deere is unveiling three new backhoe attachments to complement its full lineup of attachments. The BH9B, BH10B and BH11B were designed for operators handling light construction, agricultural, landscaping or utility work. Similar to other John Deere attachments, these backhoes are ideal for use on John Deere G-Series skid-steers and compact track loaders. 

“With the growing need for work in compact spaces, these new backhoe attachments provide contractors, landscapers and agricultural material handlers with the power and variety to tackle any job efficiently and swiftly,” said Jason Simmons, attachments engineering supervisor, John Deere Construction & Forestry. “The new lineup of backhoe attachments is designed to provide power with improved hydraulics and sleek design to operators working across different job sites and applications.”

The new backhoe attachments are ideal for those working in tight spaces by offering swing speed control and 180-degree capabilities to help maximize efficiency and improve machine stability. Workspace visibility is optimized with the attachments’ sleek, low-profile design. Cushioned cylinders allow for smooth operations and limit shock loads during use. 

A two-lever control of boom or swing (left lever) and dipperstick or bucket (right lever) allow for precise control and movement. Each new backhoe model includes a 9 to 12 gallons-per-minute hydraulic flow range for smooth operation. The new backhoes provide different levels of maximum dig depths: 110 inches on the BH9B, 116 inches on the BH10B, and 133 inches on the BH11B. The BH model bucket widths range from 18 inches to 36 inches; the new and improved heavy-duty buckets feature an easy-cleanout design for the toughest jobs. BH10B and BH11B buckets offer three linkage positions to maximize curl, reach or breakout force. Breakout force on the BH9B is 3,895 pounds, 5,675 pounds on the BH10B, and 5,675 pounds on the BH11B.

For increased versatility, the backhoe standard-tilt seating capabilities offer easy moving between machine ingress and egress. The backhoe also has a convenient grab handle and open design for convenient maneuvering.

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