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Back in the Game

Back in the Game

Three years ago, Dean Fence was for all intents and purposes, out of business. The once-thriving land development company with 600 employees — like many — was a casualty of the recession, as housing development in the Valley of the Sun ground to a halt in 2009.

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Backhoe Loader Safety Tips GregWorley

Backhoe Loader Safety Tips


The backhoe loader is one of the most useful and versatile machines in your construction equipment arsenal, but it can potentially be one of the most dangerous if not treated with respect. Disregarding safety precautions can prove costly in a variety of ways. You can avoid problems by following some simple safety tips both prior to, and during, operation.

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Ace of the Staff

Cat equipment provides winning edge for site prep contractor.

When it comes to custom home building, wasted time is wasted money. When builders in the lakes region west of Austin, Texas want a site cleared and prepped in short order, they turn to C. Staff Construction.

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Deciding Whether a Backhoe Loader or Mini Hydraulic Excavator is a Better Fit RoyBrookhart

Deciding Whether a Backhoe Loader or Mini Hydraulic Excavator is a Better Fit


For at least 20 years, we’ve been told that the backhoe loader is on its way out. Those predicting its demise have argued that the backhoe is not valuable, and that it’s replaceable by newer machines. If that were true, why has the backhoe loader continued to earn a spot in operators’ fleets? Granted, the mini hydraulic excavator has proven a top contender for the same spot, but it’s not always a matter of which is superior to the other—it’s quite the opposite, actually. People are comparing the benefits of mini hydraulic excavators and backhoe loaders side by side to figure out which is better for their individual equipment requirements.

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Cat® Multi-Purpose Buckets at Work

See Multi-Purpose Buckets at work for Skid Steer Loaders, Compact Track Loaders, Multi Terrain Loaders, Compact Wheel Loaders, Small Wheel Loaders, and Backhoe Loaders.

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Cat® Thumb Attachment at Work

Cat Thumbs on Mini Excavators and Backhoe Loaders help you grab, place, pick and sort materials on a variety jobsites.

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Cat® 415F2 IL Industrial Loader Overview

The Cat® 415F2 IL Industrial Loader delivers outstanding performance and power with a comfortable operator station. The Cat box blade features an innovative reversible wear plate design for longer life. The Cat 415F2 IL sets a new standard in the skip loader market.

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Cat® F2 Backhoe Loaders Cab Overview

The Cat F2 Backhoe Loaders - the 415F2, 416F2, 420F2 and 430F2 - feature an industry leading operator station to help you be more comfortable and productive throughout the work day. Learn about the features of the F2 cab in this video with product expert Sherrie Carter.

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Cat® F2 Backhoe Loaders at Work

See the new Cat F2 Backhoe Loaders in action. The 415F2, 416F2, 420F2 and 430F2 provide superior digging, trenching, back-filling and material handling capability in a wide variety of applications.

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Why Eldon Marrs Chooses Cat® Machines for his Dairy Farm

Eldon Marrs
Longs Peak Dairy
Cat Customer: 15 Years

“With such a large facility like ours that operates 24 hours a day, you need equipment and people so you don't have to be married to the business and can spend time with your family. Caterpillar helps me achieve that with quality equipment.”

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