Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 19 of 19
  1. #11
    Super Star Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Posts
    16,854
    Location
    First organized permanent settlement in the northwest territory
    Tractor
    2003 Kubota BX1500/2004 Kubota Bx23/2005 Kubota BX1500

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    Quote Originally Posted by brunswickboy View Post
    I own a New Holland T1110 28 hp tractor and am debating whether to buy a backhoe att or a towable backhoe. The job is mainly ditching, but i would be looking at a thumb for lifting. Any thoughts on which one is better?
    Piece of junk
    Tractors 2003 Kubota BX1500 / 2004 Kubota Bx23 / 2005 Kubota BX1500.
    Attachments 60'' Front Blade/48'' Rear Tiller/FEL/Back Hoe /
    60'' MMM/Clamp on Forks/48'' MMM
    South of Canton Ohio L .B

  2. #12
    Super Member California's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    5,959
    Location
    Sonoma County
    Tractor
    Yanmar YM240, YM186D, and another YM186D

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    Quote Originally Posted by dfkrug View Post
    My CADDigger may have weighed about 1000# total.
    I have never used a vehicle to anchor it as it is completely unnecessary. The
    outrigger feet are very sharp verticle 6-in long pieces of 1/2" steel welded
    to a large square horizontal piece of 1/2" steel to keep it from sinking. They
    grab very well
    That sounds like an excellent design. Absent a tractor, that would be a good rig to have.

    Quote Originally Posted by dfkrug View Post
    I am not a fan of using the 3-pt for a hoe....subframes are much better.
    I wish I could find one. But for my 30 year old antique I doubt any company could provide a subframe mount. It was blind luck to find a hoe that was once OEM for my tractor. It's not ideal, I could run a much larger subframe hoe, but this is sufficient for my digging drains and stumps. I doubt I'll ever upgrade.

  3. #13
    New Member Baub's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Posts
    23
    Location
    Western New York
    Tractor
    NH TC21D JD425

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    This is my Go-For-Digger, made by R.H.&M. Industries. Gofor digger towable backhoes As you can see, it has four outriggers and a lot of weight for digging, and hydraulic motors on the front wheels for moving around the job-site. For moving and towing, you lift up on all four outriggers, pull a pin and the back wheels lift up, with the tow bar dropping down, ready to pull. Unlock the drive wheel hubs (like an older 4WD), and it pulls easy.

    I found mine on E-Bay and love it. Don't let the list price scare you... you can find them used.




    -0039-jpg

  4. #14
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    4,188
    Location
    North of Mtl,Que,Can (Ste Adele)
    Tractor
    MT180D

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    I purchased a ToeHoe, Cricket model with full intentions of converting to 3-pt (or frame mount).
    B4 that occured I got a contract to dig a 350 ft water line down hill to the lakeside in order to draw lake water, so I proceded with the towable.
    If I recall corectly the trench took probably 4-5 hours to complete with average 2-4ft debths.

    The terrain was so 'wild' that my tippy CUT along with a backhoe attached would have probably flipped a dozen times, so I never did convert it to 3-point usage.

    For narrow trenching it does a great job, even to 4-5 ft deep water line trenches as well as ditches. Calling it a trencher might be a better description.

    On the other hand, more than a few times I have excavated troublesome barrel sized rocks from drives without any problems. Now lifting and moving is another story, however with my CUT FEL I manage to lift/roll to wherever.

    On a budget they do have a place. (I paid $1000. for mine from a rental yard)

  5. #15
    Silver Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    132
    Location
    Florida
    Tractor
    4120

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    Get a mini excavator, they are made to dig and do it very well.

    Construction is slow now due to economy, they can be found slightly used for very good prices. Frees up the tractor, saves mounting and unmounting.

  6. #16
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    75
    Location
    Virginia
    Tractor
    Gravely 9000 commercial

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    Hey Guy's, I am in the process of converting a kubota back hoe attachment to operate from a 13hp gas engine with a 11 gpm (2500 psi) hydraulic pump. Big problem was when I powered the pump up to the back hoe, I blew one of the hydraulic valve sections into pieces, not sure why it happened, maybe too much pressure or hoses backwards. Any ideas.

  7. #17
    Veteran Member irwin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Posts
    1,280
    Location
    SE Conn
    Tractor
    2004 Kubota L35TLB, '89' Cub Cadet 1541

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    Quote Originally Posted by peavey View Post
    Hey Guy's, I am in the process of converting a kubota back hoe attachment to operate from a 13hp gas engine with a 11 gpm (2500 psi) hydraulic pump. Big problem was when I powered the pump up to the back hoe, I blew one of the hydraulic valve sections into pieces, not sure why it happened, maybe too much pressure or hoses backwards. Any ideas.
    Could be either.. Let us know what happened when you know.. or start a new thread and supply pictures or a diagram of the hydraulic flow..
    BTW good luck with your project.
    .....Tim

  8. #18
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    75
    Location
    Virginia
    Tractor
    Gravely 9000 commercial

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    Thanks Irwin, JJ and some of the other Guy's are pushing me in the right direction. Seems like I had the hoses backwards, so now I am going to salvage whats left of my hydraulic valve sections and put a higher volume pump on the motor. maybe I can get the subframe made and attached to my Gravely 9000 and actually start digging ditches.

  9. #19
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    75
    Location
    Virginia
    Tractor
    Gravely 9000 commercial

    Default Re: Towable backhoe vs Backhoe attachment

    Okay, new project with the kubota bt 750 c bach hoe attachment. Made a hitch today that will fit on the 3 pt. hitch for my gravely 9000. Thinking of also making a frame that the bach hoe will attach to, so it will be more versital, plus not sure if the gravely will handle the picking up the hoe. What do you guy's think.

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.