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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

GregWorley

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

RoyBrookhart

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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