This report updates our last analysis of backhoe loaders from September,
2014. Backhoe loaders combine the two
basic functions of earthmoving equipment, digging and loading. The machine is
essentially a tractor platform equipped with a loader on the front end and a
backhoe on the rear. Backhoe loaders are
extremely versatile, because they can be outfitted with a large variety of
attachments that perform multiple tasks.
Thus, backhoe loaders can be found being used in a number of different
applications, from just about every type of construction site to landscaping
and general construction site cleanup.
loaders are categorized by their horsepower strength. Machines with engines rated above 60
horsepower are considered standard models, while the less powerful models generally
rated below 60 Hp are classified as compact backhoes. The standard backhoes have consistently
outsold their compact counterparts over the years and usually account for about
xx percent of total sales. Each type of
machine has its virtues: Standard
backhoes are more powerful and more versatile, while compacts are less costly
and are better suited for working in tight quarters.
report covers both standard and compact backhoe loaders. We provide sales and production data for the
last five years, examine market and technology trends, break down sales
according to region, estimate the levels of imports and exports and field
population, and provide a five-year forecast of sales and production. The report concludes with profiles of the
major companies participating in the market and a summary of the machines they
offer. Table 1 summarizes the reportís
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