Would A Backhoe Rip Out Sidewalk?

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by ksmmoto, Mar 24, 2005.

  1. ksmmoto

    ksmmoto LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    I may bid on a sidewalk replacement job and I have a Kubota L3430 with backhoe. Haven't tried it on concrete yet and was wondering if it would be fast enough to use.

    Still winter here in Michigan (and may be forever, who knows?) I see most people talk about a hydraulic breaker, but the sidewalks are only 4" X 48" so I think I can just dig them out with the backhoe.

  2. YardPro

    YardPro LawnSite Gold Member
    Posts: 3,563

    should work fine
  3. jd boy

    jd boy LawnSite Member
    from nw ohio
    Posts: 173

    absolutely, we have only a b-21 with a hoe and it pops it right out. You'll have no problem
  4. ksmmoto

    ksmmoto LawnSite Member
    Posts: 9

    Thanks for your answers. I thought it would work, just wanted to get experienced opinions.

  5. LawnsRUsInc.

    LawnsRUsInc. LawnSite Senior Member
    from midwest
    Posts: 916

    It will actually work better than a skid loader. You have the right equip. for that type of job.
  6. GreenMonster

    GreenMonster LawnSite Silver Member
    from NH
    Posts: 2,702

    It'll work even better with a thumb! :cool2:
  7. mbella

    mbella LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    If it is 4" thick, my L-35 doesn't have any problems. However, if it is 8" thick or more, I sub it out.

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