backhoe question for bobcat

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by theboogers, May 5, 2008.

  1. theboogers

    theboogers LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 3

    will a woods backhoe atttachment be too much weight for a 763 bobcat? thanks
     
  2. mow king

    mow king LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 571

    Depends what model I'm sure, but I had a Bobcat 709 backhoe mounted on a 763, and it worked okay.
     
  3. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,262

    I used to have one myself worked good, but not nearly as good as if did with my 864. The weight makes a big difference.
     
  4. theboogers

    theboogers LawnSite Member
    from md
    Posts: 3

    another question is can you use a 3 pt hitch adapter to mount a 3pt hitch backhoe on a bobcat? would it be strong enough?
     
  5. BrandonV

    BrandonV LawnSite Platinum Member
    Posts: 4,262

    no, bad idea
     
  6. cat320

    cat320 LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 822

    I would nix that idea and get a mini excavtor much better option for the long run. My gehl dealer was telling me of a guy who wanted to sell his backhoe attachment pretty much right after he got it and get a mini.
     
  7. Itsgottobegreen

    Itsgottobegreen LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,177

    Unless you are buying a bobcat 709 backhoe, don't even waste your money. A backhoe is the most abusive attachement on a bobcat. Unless you have the backhoe mounting kit and a bobcat brand backhoe. You will rip the quick tack plate and angle cylinder right off the machine. A backhoe must attachet to the machine in 3 places
     

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