VIDEO: How to operate a backhoe

July 13, 2022

Backhoe loaders are often eclipsed by the super-popular excavator or the skid steer, but when it comes to a multi-purpose tool, they’re second to none.

If you have a crew member that needs an orientation on this jack of all trades of earthmovers - or maybe a veteran that just needs a refresher - don’t miss this video from Heavy Metal Learning (sponsored by Ariat Boots) that covers the basics of controls, driving and parking, all from a John Deere 310 backhoe. 

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