Everything You Need To Know About Back Hoe Attachments

In this competitive world, it is all about maximizing your profit. There is an on-going trend for maximizing the profit which is very popular among the construction operators: using one machine for multiple jobs. In order to use one machine for multiple jobs, you need a set of attachments. The manufacturers of heavy machinery are constantly upgrading their range of attachments, and today there is an attachment for every job. The back hoe attachments are the most popular, as they can turn a loader into a digging machine you need in a very short period. Also, they increase the versatility of the loaders and extend their range of applications. However, there are many different back hoe attachments, and each one is used for a specific job.


One of the most commonly used back hoe attachments is the backhoe bucket. It is used on a back hoe loader for excavating and building jobs. There are different types of back hoe buckets, but the general-purpose bucket is the most popular. As the name implies, it is suitable for all kinds of materials, applications and purposes.

However, the general-purpose bucket can be easily and quickly replaced if another operation is required, let’s say, crushing or demolition. You can replace the bucket with a hydraulic breaker, an attachment that applies a strong impact on the surface. The hydraulic breaker is capable of crushing very hard rocks or building materials, even concrete.

As one of the most popular back hoe attachments, different back hoe buckets can be found on the market, depending on their size and shape. The size of the bucket range from 30 cm to 1.5 m. The biggest back hoe bucket is designed for the heaviest applications, such as removing earth from trenches or digging trenches. And thanks to the advanced technologies, you can attach a double-sided bucket to your back hoe loader and used it for a different purpose. This is a great way for performing two different jobs at the same time and at the same location.

Proper usage and maintenance of the back hoe attachments is very important if you want to use them for a long time. Here are few tips how to keep your back hoe bucket in great condition:

  • Before buying a back hoe bucket, look for one that has easy-to-clean design;
  • Check the cutting edge to see if it is sharp enough;
  • Inspect the back hoe bucket to see if there is a broken or worn out part;
  • Wash down any dirt or earth with a pressure washer;

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