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Tracy Martin TN View Drop Down
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    Posted: 27 Oct 2017 at 9:22am
What is best backhoe for the money? Thanks Tracy
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I have some projects at the farm and a new place I bought. I could use a good used backhoe. Don't need a new one. Just one that will work.  Thanks Tracy
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 Hey Tracy,,,,My vote is for a D14 Industrial with the Mark IV,,,,that right there is one hole diggin sob,,,,,,,,WinkClap   Not for Sale,,,but you welcome to borry it,,,Ya just have to promise to bring it back when done,,,,,LOL
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Case is king in these parts
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Case for ease of getting parts and dependability. Still would like to have an AC sitting out back though.
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Ford, Case, JCB, JD, Cat. All decent machines, listed in order of price in this part of the country.
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two things...
1) PARTS availability and price !!

2) the operator !!!! if you go easy ,it'll outlive you ,me and the grankids..go hot and hevy and it'lll croak by noon....
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The newest biggest one you can afford.  Preferably a 4X4 or better yet a trackhoe. most farms up here have either Case or John Deere.  most of the time I use a JD. its important to have  one that's locally supported. you will break things and when your down its not moving till you fix it. rember backhoes weight two to three times as much as a similar sized tractor.
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Have that AC backhoe that came off my HD4 still setting here - looking for a new owner . 
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 I found the best price at the time was for the AC 715B hoe as it was 1/2 the price of a Ford 555 or other such hoes . Depending on the area is what machines are out there - AC never seemed to be big in the market - but ford was here - New Holland is another as is JCB that are worth looking at . 
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If you are looking for just a hoe, Long has been around for a long time.  Thats what I got.  Works good and does what I need it to do.  Mine is a smaller one  which is fine, but they make a series of sizes.
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if you can find one with an extendable hoe, you'll like it!
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We bought this old CASE 530 out of a fence row about 7 years ago. ( mid 1970s ?) It is based on a 530 farm tractor.. but hoe is attached solid.  Rebuilt the motor, rebuilt several cylinders, new hydraulic pump and hoses...Has done a crap load of work around the farm. Probably under 1000 hours in 7 years........... real handy.
 
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  Actually,,Tracy,,I was bein a tad facetious,,,but ole Jay does have the right answer,,parts availability and dealer support has to be the most important thing ,,Truth be known,,,had I of known how much of an issue I would have with finding parts for my D14 backhoe,,,I dang sure would of done something different,,,,,(still ain't got the power steering issue figured out on my D14,,,,Angry
 Think I would like to have a case myself or maybe even (gasp) a Ford,,,(maybe ole Shameless won't read this post).  Except for all the newer foreign orange and red models, I see more Case or fords around here with the JD's a close 3rd,,,, not too many caterpillers either. There is a Mahindra dealer in the Alien Town that has a whole lot full of them orange backhoes prolly at least 40 of em,,,,
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Bought my first A-C I-60 backhoe in 1974, traded it for an A-C 715 in 1978, traded again in 1987 for an A-C 715 B with extend-a-boom and still have it. Great 2 wheel drive machine. Haven't touched the power train in 30 years. We had a great local dealer who is
now the JCB dealer and we also now have 4 JCB telahandlers. I do have most of their old A-C industrial service books. They still have a file cabinet full of A-C industrial sales brochures.
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Tracy I'm not an expert on all makes but have worked with JD and Case, I like the way JD operates but when buying a used machine Case is the one I would look for. They are easy to work on compared to JD.  I'm retired now but still have several wrenches in my tool box that have been heated and bent or cut and welded to make them work on JD stuff. Case just seems to me to be much much easyier to work on.   Mark
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I drug home a 202 massey 30 years ago, 134 gas continental engine, put 1000 hours on it before had to go thru motor. Does everything I want it to do. It has always started no matter how long it has set. Doesn't get that much use anymore as have a rubber tired forklift to move stuff around. This will be a cheap buy at my sale as it will outlive me.
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Case (580)or Ford (555B)from the 80's were great machines
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Tracy I would say Case also. I have heard good things about the bigger AC hoes but I have a I400 and it is under powered. I like to run the motor at a fast idle and if you dead head the I400 It will kill the motor. You have to have the throttle ½ open on it. I ran a 530 Case like the one pictured above and liked it real well
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