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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

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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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