5' Dig Compact Tractor Backhoe (BHM5)
Cat.I 3Pt. 18HP - 24HP ONLY!!! see larger Backhoes for Tractors over 24hpTHIS IS A PRE-ORDER ITEMEXPECTED SHIP TO YOU DATE IS 9-22-15
Includes FREE SHIPPING Thru FedEx Freight
- LOWER 48 STATES
- BUSINESS OR RESIDENCE
- LIFT GATE INCLUDED
Purchase Includes 2 Year Warranty
2 Year Extended Warranty Coverage Available for a Total of 4 Years for $150 more paid at time of purchase
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Posted by Erik in MA on 06 14 2015
Start with the great customer service from Keith and team. Add in a great little machine that works as it should at a price point that good, and you get a satisfied customer.
The machine came crated securely in a metal cage, with all parts wrapped and re-wrapped and very secure. Assembly and installation are easy, and straightforward. Note that this machine, like most, is shipped dry- so make sure you fill the hydraulic tank, and grease everything before you use it. I noted no leaks or broken or missing parts.
This went on my BX2230, with only a shortening of the PTO shaft (again, typical). No need to rev the engine like when using the tractor hydraulics; just a bit over idle is plenty. I've popped 8 stumps (up to 15"), and dug 70 feet of trench with it.
Posted by Joe in Louisiana on 09 20 2012
I got the BHM5 to use around my home. I have about 3 acres of wooded property with some stumps and drainage problems that need to be fixed. I installed this on my Kubota BX2660.
I had to shorten the drive shaft by about 6", and I had to modify the top link that was supplied because it was too wide to fit the tractor.
There were a couple of leaks in the hydraulic connedtions that had to be tightened, and a couple of alumite fittings had to be replaced.
After that the equipment worked as advertised. It is easy to control, and very powerful. The BX2660 handles the weight very well. The backhoe is easy to attach and detach which adds to the convenience since the primary purpose of the tractor is to mow the lawn. I do not recommend mowing the lawn with the backhoe attached, although it would be possible.
I would recommend this over purchasing a tractor with a backhoe attachment because it gives more versatility, and really the backhoe could be used with any tractor that has the proper 3 point hitch and pto.