(British also backhoe loader)
A mechanical excavator which draws towards itself a bucket attached to a hinged boom.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of backhoe in:
- The US English dictionary