By El Camino Rental Posted August 11, 2015 In Construction Equipment, forklift rental
Some say necessity is the “mother of invention” and this holds true for the backhoe. World War Two saw a lot of veterans returning to their hometowns to start life over after experiencing the ravages of war.The History and Use of the Backhoe Loader Construction Equipment – Many veterans moved from the center of cities out into the suburbs into new homes where they would raise their young families.
The activity generated a housing boom that construction equipment rentals
available at the time had a hard time keeping pace with and precipitated the need for something different to dig the basements and utility trenches while being capable of performing other tasks; thus, the back hoe was developed to handle the load.
A company called JCB in England built the first backhoe in 1953. This was a rudimentary model that used the body of a farm tractor to place a loader in front and a smaller bucket in the back. Advances came quickly as a small company in Indiana installed a hydraulic system onto the backhoe that gave the machine more power and control. The small compact frame made it possible to get into areas and do work that larger pieces of construction equipment rentals could not do.
In 1957, the Case Company introduced the first fully functioning backhoe that was easy to maneuver and could perform many jobs. Men working with shovels were quickly displaced by the newer model. Eventually, other inventors would come along to create attachments like an auger to drill post holes, metal shear cutters, and heavy duty tree pullers. The attachments allowed the backhoe to perform a myriad of tasks and could be installed using quick disconnects couplings mounted on the arms of the equipment.
This versatile piece of machinery is used in many phases of construction and landscaping. They are used in small demolition projects to major road construction developments. One can use them to break concrete and asphalt as well as transporting building materials around a job site. Some contractors have even used them as a source of power for other building equipment. Of all the construction equipment rentals
available in the market, these machines have proven to be versatile and effective in completing jobs big and small.