Definition of backhoe in English:


Syllabification: back·hoe
Pronunciation: /ˈbakˌhō
(British also backhoe loader)


  • A mechanical excavator that draws toward itself a bucket attached to a hinged boom.
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    • He says another major problem with construction equipment is boom failures on backhoes and excavators.
    • Each person selects one piece of equipment to focus on, choosing from loader backhoes, excavators, wheel loaders, crawler tractors, and motor graders, but participants also get a chance to operate the remaining equipment.
    • The company manufactures a family of steel mechanical locking devices designed specifically for skid-steers, skid-steer attachments, backhoes, excavators, and trailer hitches.

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