dig it portable hoe: Back Hoe  -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum and Review dig it portable hoe: Back Hoe -- Tractor Attachments Implements 3ph Discussion Forum

  parts   |   manuals   |   discussion   |   photos   |   podcast   |   reviews   |   specs   |   dealers   |   classifieds   |   contact   |   faq   |   myProfile   |   home          Login Now | Sign Up


FAQ:   What is a tractor?

Forum Index
New As Posted | Active Subjects



www.emerichsales.com - New & Used Equipment
          View Tractors For Sale!


www.partsbynet.com - Lawn and Garden Equipment Parts


Bernardsville Landscape Lighting
Click to Post a New Message!

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Back Hoe Forum

Page [ 1 ] |
Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo
 10-08-2003, 12:58 Post: 65828
drcjv.



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: southeastern pa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 334

2
Filter by User
 dig it portable hoe

Anybody familiar or ever use a Dig it or similar portable backhoe. I was looking to put a hoe on my TC33D when I saw one of thse for sale. supposedly more force than a tractor mount. Has an 18hp kohlar engine. Thought it might better than having to take hoe off and on to use other implements which I do often. Also save wear and tear on tractor.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-08-2003, 14:30 Post: 65830
DRankin



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Northern Nevada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5105
 dig it portable hoe

I have had two small hoes, and both were capable muscling around the tractor to which they were attached.

In the case of my 4115, that 6.5 foot hoe will easily pull/push around a tractor with a total operating weight of 4100 pounds.

I can't imagine how an unattached backhoe could operate without being tethered/anchored to something very heavy.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-08-2003, 15:22 Post: 65831
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7012

2
Filter by User
 dig it portable hoe

It's a case of NOT biting off more than you can chew. Force is rather a moot, subjective measure unless it can be harnessed, it is also misleading since it is purely a function of physics, PSI x surface area of piston, period.

I have a full-sized TLB, it weighs about 20,000 pounds, but as Mark noted with his machine, the hoe will still easily drag it around.

These little machines are capable of doing tremendous work, relatively speaking, we see them in use constantly in our work, but unless you are talking about digging as close as possible to directly beneath you they aren't going to get you very far very fast. They are usually referred to as 'hydraulic labourers' because that is about what they are, a gas-powered replacement for a labourer with a shovel. The ones I have seen lots of them towed behind a tractor and powered by a free-standing PTO-driven pump.

Having said that, they are very handy, not to mention affordable, and are probably all the casual user needs.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-08-2003, 15:45 Post: 65833
drcjv.



View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: southeastern pa
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 334

2
Filter by User
 dig it portable hoe

My use would be around the house digging up tree stumps,trenches,footers that kind of stuff. It's specs report more force than the tractor mount I was looking at. I just questioned how much it can do weighing so little. I'm sure it could dig a ditch but, how about ripping out a stump?






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-08-2003, 15:50 Post: 65834
Murf

TP Contributor

View my Photos

View my Photos  Pics
Join Date: Dec 1999
Location: Toronto Area, Ontario, Canada
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 7012

2
Filter by User
 dig it portable hoe

Tree stumps take a surprising amount of force, they're stubborn son-of-a-guns.

If you picked at it slowly it will come out, but not without a good fight.

Everything else you want it for is fine, it will be slower than a big machine, but faster than a shovel.... you decide.

Best of luck.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-08-2003, 20:20 Post: 65846
loghouse95



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: missouri
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 87
 dig it portable hoe

I recently built a portable backhoe with plans I purchased from CAD-Plans Model 821 I am digging stumps and have been really pleased with its performance I am in no hurry so I take my time but have not had any problems with getting large stumps out






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

 10-08-2003, 22:33 Post: 65850
jpr62902



Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Lebanon, Ohio
TractorPoint Premium Member -- 5 Tractors = Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 21
 dig it portable hoe

We had a Mini Hoe powered by a Honda motor. The thing was so light, you had to leave it hitched to the car/tow vehicle with the trans in neutral and the parking brake on, otherwise, it would drag itself all over the place. It did okay digging 30" deep holes for planting trees, but I wouldn't consider it a serious digger. I'm much more impressed with the BH on the BX22.






Reply to PostReply | Quote Post Reply to PostQuote Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo




Bookmarks: Digg It | Del.icio.us | Technorati | Furl | Stumble This

Reply | Pop Up Window Reply | Add PhotoAdd Photo


Page [ 1 ] |

Discussion Boards > Active Subjects > Messages as Posted > Back Hoe Forum

Thread 65828 Filter by Poster:
DRankin 1 | drcjv. 2 | jpr62902 1 | loghouse95 1 | Murf 2 |




Most Viewed

+ Woods 9000 sub-frame backhoe
+ Backhoe Hydraulic Hose Line Set up???
+ Kit Built Backhoe Review Advice
+ small backhoe bucket
+ Taylor-Way backhoe Reviews?
+ Case backhoe value-kelly blue book
+ subframe vs 3 point
+ JD model 48 backhoe attachment plates for JD 4600
+ kelly backhoe
+ CADDigger 608 Building Experiences

Most Discussion

+ Backhoes and breaking frames
+ Backhoe Hydraulic Hose Line Se
+ Back hoe on a sub-compact
+ JD 48 Dipper cylinder
+ TC33D New Holland breaking in
+ THUMB SIZE
+ CADDigger 608 Building Experie
+ Backhoe decision, help !!!!!
+ subframe vs 3 point
+ Backhoe Bucket sizes

Newest Topics

+ Update - Backhoe Attachment
+ woods backhoe bh106 what is the weight
+ Rigid Toplink for 3 point hitch Backhoe
+ 3PH Backhoe Flushing Lines and Cylinders
+ Brands Mfg. 3pt. backhoe
+ LW-6 3 point hitch
+ cub cadet 7205 Which backhoe will fit ??
+ 8LD Bucket
+ LW-6 3ph backboe how to test pump after hydraulic
+ backhoe for deutz agrotron 155cv













Turbochargers for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Cab Glass for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Alternators for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Radiators for Tractors and Industrial Machines

Driveline Components for Tractors and Industrial Machines
Starter Motors for Tractors and Industrial Machines