Do you need a backhoe? If you already own a medium-size tractor, there are plenty of reasons you should consider getting one. By adding a Woods BH90-X, your tractor can make quick work excavating and loading tasks, whether you’re landscaping, working on utilities or managing farmland.
What is the Woods BH90-X?
The BH90-X is subframe-mounted backhoe designed to work with tractors that have between 30 to 70 hp, regardless of their make and model. While most Woods products are yellow or red, this backhoe can be ordered in a range of colors to match your tractor. Even if your tractor doesn’t have a hydraulic pump PTO, it can still work with the BH90-X by adding Woods’ PTO kit.
The BH90-X is designed around a heavy duty boom and dual swing cylinders mounted on a box section frame for maximum strength with minimal weight. The bucket can exert up to 5,070 lbs. of digging force, while the dipper stick can exert up to 2,900 lbs. of force, giving you the power to dig, push and pack down almost anything.
This backhoe can accommodate buckets fitted with pin-on teeth ranging in width from 12 to 36 inches. These can be fitted with an optional hydraulic or mechanical thumb for moving large objects. The stabilizers have metal feet for work on dirt and turf while street pads can be added for positioning over concrete.
The BH90-X is backed with an industry-leading 2-year limited warranty.
What Do You Do With a Backhoe?
Chances are if you already need a medium-sized tractor for your business or for managing your property, there are plenty of reasons you would want to get a backhoe. Do you frequently rent a mini-excavator? This add-on can replace it for most tasks, saving your money in the long run.
The most obvious use is excavation. The BH90-X can dig a two-foot wide hole at depths up to 9 feet, and an 8-foot wide hole at a depth up to 7.5 feet deep. With that amount of reach, you can dig ditches, trenches for irrigation lines and post holes for decks and fences. It’s also handy for reaching utility lines.
A backhoe is also a great tool for unloading trucks and trailers, whether you’re spreading gravel or building a rock fence. With a 36 inch bucket, it can move up to 3.93 cubic feet (0.111 cubic meters) per scoop. Add a thumb, and it can pick up concrete chunks, large rocks, branches, logs or just about anything else you may have on your property.
Work on landscaping? A backhoe can dig out stumps, help plant trees and clean out drainage ditches. Doing construction? A backhoe is great for digging footings, and it can quickly remove old sidewalks and cement pads.
Where to get Woods Products and Parts
Shank’s Lawn Equipment is your one stop shop for all of your lawn and garden needs from mowers to commercial equipment like the BH90-X. They’re a certified Woods dealer with company-trained staff and plenty of parts in stock for quality service.
Live in South Central Pennsylvania and looking to add a backhoe to your tractor? Stop by their shop at 4900 Molly Pitcher Highway in Chambersburg, just off route 11. To get there from I-81, take Exit 10 to Marion.
No matter where you are in the U.S. or Canada, Shank’s can ship whatever you need to keep you equipment running smoothly. Just visit their website, www.shankslawn.com.