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    Default BACKHOE ATTACHMENT??

    Anyone have experience with one? Best brands out there to look at? I am located in south Texas and it will be going on a 55hp tractor.

    Thank you

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    This is just one person's opinion, but when I bought my kubota L3830 new I asked that it be equipped with a backhoe, and I was given a choice between a Kubota backhoe and a Woods brand backhoe. They looked to me to be of equal quality, but the Kubota backhoe hooked directly into the tractor's hydraulics, and the Woods backhoe had it's own seperate hydraulic oil tank, powered by a PTO-driven pump. I liked the idea of keeping the fluids separate, so I went with the Woods backhoe. It mounts to a subframe bolted to the frame of the tractor for strength. Digs 9'.
    -Jim

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    Default Re: BACKHOE ATTACHMENT??

    What is the matching JD hoe for yours?
    Murph

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimainiac View Post
    This is just one person's opinion, but when I bought my kubota L3830 new I asked that it be equipped with a backhoe, and I was given a choice between a Kubota backhoe and a Woods brand backhoe. They looked to me to be of equal quality, but the Kubota backhoe hooked directly into the tractor's hydraulics, and the Woods backhoe had it's own seperate hydraulic oil tank, powered by a PTO-driven pump. I liked the idea of keeping the fluids separate, so I went with the Woods backhoe. It mounts to a subframe bolted to the frame of the tractor for strength. Digs 9'.

    Thats the one I have been looking at. Any complaints? How hard is it to hook up? This will be used on a Case tractor.

    Thank you

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    most of the hoe i have used are / were heavy equipment.. however i have a woods 6500 at home on an old ford and it works JUST fine.
    souNdguy

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    I believe Woods are far better than Kioti or John Deer, OEM I would go with kubota.

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    In regard to how easy the backhoe is to mount to the tractor, it's very easy now, after a slight modification. Where the backhoe frame met the subframe on the tractor, the edges of the steel were sharp, square edges that could bind when you had it almost fit-up. I solved the problem by taking a hand grinder and chamfering all the mating edges so they'ed slide together when you got it close. Made life a lot easier.
    Another advantage that the Woods had, was the Gannon bucket that they use has two options for pinning it to the boom. One is the normal digging position, and the other is the "power position", that slightly limits the range of motion of the bucket, but increases the leverage for more curling power, if you need it. I got an 18" bucket, a good compromise for the size of the hoe and tractor.
    -Jim

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    I am looking at a Liberty light duty backhoe for my John Deere 790. The PTO has an 815 lb lifting capacity and the BH is 715 lbs. Somewhat concerned about the 3 point hitch stress. Has anyone done this or purchased a different make? If so I would like to hear your experience.

    I looked at a Woods but they appear to be too heavy.

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    I'm guessing your pto has -0- lifting capacity.. and the 3pt has that 8xx # capacity.

    I usually mount a backhoe to a subframe or with lift full down or at least braced so the 3pt capacity is not used to support the hoe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Soundguy View Post
    I'm guessing your pto has -0- lifting capacity.. and the 3pt has that 8xx # capacity.

    I usually mount a backhoe to a subframe or with lift full down or at least braced so the 3pt capacity is not used to support the hoe.
    I guess I expected the backhoe to support itself after I lower it to the ground and that the 3 point hitch would only be used to move it.

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