the loaders and backhoes illustrated here are the perfect tools for the care and maintenance of your property and landscaping.
light and powerful, they are great for those hard to get at locations where a larger machine won't fit and are able to travel over lawn and landscaped areas with minimum ground compaction and surface damage.
our customers have been using their loaders to carry mulch, transfer stone and topsoil, clean out their barns, remove snow, and to lift and load heavy objects of all sorts onto their pick up trucks and trailers.
Likewise, the Micro Hoe can be used to dig trenches for electrical and water lines, irrigation and drainage systems, planting bushes and trees and for digging small ponds and water features, to name just a few of it's possible uses.
if you would like to build your own loader or backhoe, you've come to the right place. our CAD designs are professionally drawn, do-it-yourself friendly and priced right for your construction budget.
Don't forget, our plans make a great gift too!
all orders are shipped out the next business day. individual plans are sent by First Class mail and the combination sets ship by Priority Mail with an estimated delivery time of 2 to 3 business days.
international orders are sent by Air mail with an estimated delivery time of 4 to 7 days.
every set of plans includes:
1. A full set of measured drawings showing each part of the loader/backhoe with material dimensions and location of all holes.
2. Bill of materials listing every piece of steel including square tubing, angle iron, bushing material, pins, etc so you know the exact size and quantity of what to purchase.
3. Full set of 3D assembly drawings to show you the loader/backhoe as a whole and exactly where each and every part goes with exploded views included of the more detailed sections.
4. Complete hardware bill of materials including all bolts, nuts, washers, pins, pipe fittings etc.
5. Complete hydraulics bill of materials, including the Suppliers name and their part number for each item with price listed for each item. included in this are the hydraulic cylinders, hose, hose fittings, control valve, pump, oil strainer unit, pulleys and so on.
6. Complete hydraulic schematics showing hydraulic cylinder placement and hose connections from the pump to the control valves to the cylinders.
if you are interested in a front spindle upgrade, we have a free design that will give you a 1000 lb capacity front end. this upgrade uses 1" spindles with tapered roller bearings and 4 bolt hubs with the complete materials costing approximately $ 115.
click "spindle upgrade" at the top of this page for details.
we have really enjoyed speaking with many of you by phone and answering your questions by email. to date we have loaders and backhoes under construction (or completed) in all 50 U.S. states, all the Canadian provinces, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Denmark, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Sweden, Romania, Thailand, Norway, and Sweeden.
we sincerely thank all those that have chosen the P.F. Engineering designs for their loader and backhoe projects and are looking forward to serving the needs of do-it-yourself loader and backhoe builders into the years ahead.
check out our current ads in the following publications:
front end loader plan package $ 55 plus $ 5 shipping and handling.
Micro Hoe plan package $ 80 plus $ 5 shipping and handling
front end loader and Micro Hoe combination plan package $ 135 plus $ 10 shipping and handling.
our plan ordering options include credit card ordering by telephone, online ordering by credit card through PayPal and conventional mail ordering by Money Order. please click the "plan ordering options" link above for details.
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we now have international ordering available from our "plan ordering options" page. these PayPal links will automatically convert your funds to USD with secure online credit card payment.
MICRO HOE SPECIFICATIONS
Est. cost to build $ 1700 weight: 350 pounds digging depth: 5.5 feet, with option for 6.5 ft. reach: 8 feet hydraulic stabilizer spread: 7-1/2 feet boom swing: 170 degrees bucket width: 10 inches built in oil reservoir spin on oil strainer element proportioned hydraulics for simultaneous cylinder movements without a pressure drop
Est. cost to build $ 1200 weight: 325 pounds lift capacity: well over 500 pounds lift height to level bucket: 73 inches bucket width: 42 to 54 inches bucket capacity: .21 to .27 cubic yards bucket roll down: 50 degrees at maximum lift built in oil reservoir spin on oil strainer element joystick control option
We encourage you to compare our product specifications and prices to those offered elsewhere on the Web.
We are sure you'll agree that these are the best looking and performing implements you will find in this class.
P.F. Engineering 47 Pomeroy Lane Amherst, MA 01002-2905
if you have any questions about anything you have seen here or regarding a loader or backhoe project you are considering, please feel free to contact us by email or phone. we do our best to answer all emails the same day.