Caterpillar Inc. (Cat), a global vendor of heavy land-based removal equipment of Peoria, Illinois, is well known as the largest manufacturer of construction and mining equipment in the world. One of the machines that it does is the backhoe / loader, commonly used in small ditches work for companies of public services, but that team is not without problems.
Caterpillar has been since the last decades of the 1800’s, and is known for its excavators (conducted on the tracks), and the largest mining truck, the 797 E. Cat has earned a reputation for producing machines seen as the “gold standard” of heavy equipment in the industry.
The Cat backhoe works as any other brand. Its main components are a tractor powered by a diesel engine and massive hydraulic systems for front and rear attachments. The front of the machine is a loader bucket-shaped, usually with a capacity of one cubic yard, which is used to move large amounts of land to establish degrees and loading trucks. The backhoe has a digging tool consisting of a main arm, a secondary arm (rocker) and a small toothed hub assembly designed to rip through compacted soil and cement. The end of “hoe” tractor is commonly used for digging by residential utility companies, such as energy, telephone and cable television, and is small compared to most other Cat machines.
Case against CAT backhoe
The Case backhoe is considered by the operators of construction equipment as the fastest backhoe in terms of daily production of trenches and most reliable by the number of hours between breakdowns. In the 1980’s, Cat decided to start making their own backhoes. One might assume that a company that can successfully produce one of the largest land moving equipment of the world could be equally adept at making the smallest backhoe; however, this was not the case. The first models had more common problems, including a slow hydraulic and excess gross weight.
Cat backhoes problems
Construction companies expect their backhoes to dig trenches feet’s per day and Case backhoe, a fast machine, you can easily meet production standards. The Cat, however, operates at a much slower rate than Case. The speed of the boom for a Cat, the rate at which the operator can rule out a bucket of dirt aside, and after further digging, is slow and has never equaled that of the Case. The backhoe Cat brakes have also been a problem, not because they are inefficient, but because they are always loud and irritating for anyone.
Cost of a CAT
Typically, a backhoe Case basic and stripped cost about US $ 45,000, while a similar model Cat cost about US $ 10,000 or US $ 15,000 more, probably because it carries the name Caterpillar. Regardless of the problems that has a Cat backhoe when compared with other popular brands, it remains a powerful and reliable reputation worthy of the Cat machine.