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Backhoe Loaders for Rent

Backhoes are multipurpose earthmoving machines used in construction projects for trench work, utility street work, loading and more. United Rentals offers a wide range of backhoe loader rentals for projects big and small.

For our full list of backhoe loaders, view the items below. For more information about backhoes, visit our resource section

Orange and Black KUBOTA 20-29 HP Backhoe Loader, 8 ft. Dig Depth
Cat Class Code
902-0015

20-29 HP Backhoe Loader, 8 ft. Dig Depth

  • 4WD for increased traction
  • 8' dig depth
  • 20-29 horsepower depending on model
  • Diesel powered
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfilling and loading
Orange and Black CASE 60-90 HP Backhoe Loader, 14 ft. Dig Depth
Cat Class Code
902-1020

60-90 HP Backhoe Loader, 14 ft. Dig Depth

  • 4WD for increased traction
  • 14' dig depth
  • 60-90 horsepower depending on model
  • Enclosed cab may be available; models vary by location
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfilling and loading
Orange and Black CASE 60-90 HP Backhoe Loader, 14 ft. Dig Depth, Extendahoe
Cat Class Code
902-1021

60-90 HP Backhoe Loader, 14 ft. Dig Depth, Extendahoe

  • 4WD for increased traction
  • 14' dig depth
  • Extendahoe included for 3.5' of increased digging depth
  • 60-90 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfilling and loading
Yellow and black John Deere 4WD backhoe loader with a 17 ft. dig depth
Cat Class Code
902-1100

60-90 HP Backhoe Loader, 17 ft. Dig Depth, Extendahoe

  • 4WD for increased traction
  • 17' dig depth
  • Extendahoe included for 3.5' of increased digging depth
  • 60-90 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfilling and loading
Orange and Black CASE 68-70 HP Backhoe Loader, 15 ft. Dig Depth
Cat Class Code
902-1101

68-70 HP Backhoe Loader, 15 ft. Dig Depth

  • 4WD for increased traction
  • 15' dig depth
  • 68-70 horsepower depending on model
  • Enclosed cab may be available; models vary by location
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfilling and loading
Orange and gray CASE 90-105 HP Backhoe Loader, 14-16 ft. Dig Depth, Extendahoe
Cat Class Code
902-1210

90-105 HP Backhoe Loader, 14-16 ft. Dig Depth, Extendahoe

  • 4WD for increased traction
  • 14-16 ft. dig depth
  • Extendahoe included for increased digging depth
  • 90-105 horsepower depending on model
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfilling and loading
Orange and gray CASE 108-116 HP Backhoe Loader, 15-16 ft. Dig Depth, Extendahoe
Cat Class Code
902-1330

108-116 HP Backhoe Loader, 15-16 ft. Dig Depth, Extendahoe

  • 4WD for increased traction
  • 15-16 ft. dig depth
  • Extendahoe included for increased digging depth up to 19'
  • Enclosed cab may be available; models vary by location
  • Uses: Ideal for trenching, digging, backfilling and loading
Resources

FAQs About Backhoes

Backhoes are named for the extending arm that pulls dirt "back and up” from a site. While sometimes referred to as construction backhoe machines, these tools are more commonly known as diggers or backhoe loaders. Backhoes are typically smaller than excavators and are equipped with four wheels that can tread on smooth or rough terrain. We also offer narrow backhoe loader rentals with two-wheel drive and heavier-duty four-wheel-drive models.

Backhoes can fit in narrow worksites and trailers where large earthmovers can't, but they can still complete heavy-duty work. Browse our available backhoe loaders for rent, including models with extendahoe arm extensions and options with enclosed cabs for maximum comfort. While backhoes are a versatile and essential tool for many construction projects, it's important to also consider other big earth movers that may be necessary for larger jobs. Check out our article on Construction Machines: The Big 5 Earth Movers to learn about other heavy-duty equipment options for your worksite.

Learn more about these versatile machines in our backhoe FAQ section below.

How deep can a backhoe dig?

Maximum dig depth depends on the model of the backhoe; our smallest standard backhoe can dig up to 8 feet. Our largest backhoes can dig up to 16 feet with an extendahoe available for up to 19 feet additional dig depth. Not sure what you need? Contact your local United Rentals branch, and we can find the digger you need for your project requirements.

How many yards of soil does a backhoe bucket hold?

While we offer multiple backhoe loader models, typically each bucket can hold around 1.03 cubic yards of soil. Different buckets are available for multipurpose applications. See our earthmoving attachments for more backhoe bucket options.

Is a backhoe the same as an excavator?

Backhoes and excavators look similar and can do similar jobs but are different in important ways. Typically, excavators are much bigger than backhoes, while mini excavators are around the same size and can do a lot of the same things backhoes can do. Excavators and backhoe loaders both have articulating booms, dippers and buckets, and are used for trench work, construction work and more. Excavators don't have wheels; they run on tracks, which is why they are also known as trackhoes. They have very good traction for slick, muddy sites. Excavators have 360-degree swing rotation, but backhoes only have 180- to 200-degree swing rotation. Learn more about the differences between backhoes and excavators on Project Uptime.