Dealing with dirt

Features - Design/Build

The next time you need to prepare a design/build job site, these tractor loader backhoes and pieces of compaction equipment will come in handy.

September 6, 2013
Lawn & Landscape

BOMAG BVP Series Single-Direction Plate Compactors
The pitch:
BOMAG’s versatile BVP Series single-direction plate compactors are designed for a variety of jobs, from soil or asphalt compaction to paver and patio installation.

  • Powered by air-cooled Honda gasoline engines equipped with low oil alert.
  • The BVP Series includes two models. The BVP10/36 weighs 183 lbs., covers a working width of 14.2” and produces 2,250 lbs. of centrifugal force.
  • The BVP18/45 weighs 201 lbs., has a working width of 17.7” and delivers 4,050 lbs. of centrifugal force.

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Bradco 485 Backhoe

The pitch: The Bradco 485 Backhoe by Paladin Attachments increases utilization of skid-steer loaders and tractors.

  • At 925 lbs. without a bucket, it provides a maximum digging depth of 8’, 5”.
  • The full 180-degree dual-cylinder swing rotation provides equal power in both directions.
  • The 10’, 7” horizontal reach from the swing post places dirt away from the digging area and minimizes the need to move the machine.

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Terex TLB840 Backhoe Loader

The pitch: The TLB840 boasts high torque, as well as strong climbing and digging capabilities.

  • Equipped with an electronic, Tier 4 interim Perkins 1204E-E44TA engine and an optional 4-speed servo power synchro transmission with automatic shifting.
  • The Tier 4i-compliant engine on the TLB840 is designed with EGR (Exhaust Gas Recirculation) technology, which is well-suited for lower horsepower engines operating in high-duty applications.
  • Dig depth of 14’9’ (extended to 18’1’) and a reach up of 18’9’ (extended 21’11’)

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Case Tier4 Interim N Series Loader/Backhoes
The pitch:
Case Construction Equipment’s improvements to its N Series loader/backhoe product line includes the application of cooled exhaust gas recirculation (CEGR) emissions-control technology to achieve Tier 4 Interim certification, as well as important improvements in performance, productivity and maintainability.

  • The Case 580N, 580 Super N, 580 Super N Wide Track and 590 Super N loader/backhoes now feature 3.4-liter engines, ranging from 78 hp in the 580N to 108 hp in the 590SN.
  • The Tier 4 Interim-certified engine – with CEGR technology – burns cleaner and up to 4 percent better fuel efficiency under load.
  • Other new standard N Series features include automatic Ride Control on four-wheel-drive models that engages at roading speeds to help reduce bucket spillage.

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