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Backhoes are excavating equipment or a digger that has a digging bucket on a two-part articulated arm. They are mounted on the back of the tractor and are commonly known as a JCB in the UK or Ireland. A pivot is attached to the vehicle, known as the king-post, allows the arm to pivot left and right, usually through 180-200 degrees.The term 'backhoe' refers to the more

Backhoes are excavating equipment or a digger that has a digging bucket on a two-part articulated arm. They are mounted on the back of the tractor and are commonly known as a JCB in the UK or Ireland. A pivot is attached to the vehicle, known as the king-post, allows the arm to pivot left and right, usually through 180-200 degrees.The term 'backhoe' refers to the action of the digging bucket, and not the position of it on the vehicle. Some backhoes are also fitted with a digging bucket on the front as well as the back. These are known as backhoe loaders. They are large, tractor like vehicles that are able to access most terrain.

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