Backhoe loaders are essential in agribusiness

Machines are very useful in jobs ranging from soil preparation to harvesting and transportation of materials

Popularly compared to a ‘Swiss army knife’, backhoe loaders are versatile and useful equipment in various sectors, including agribusiness. They can be used in different stages of the productive process, from soil preparation to harvesting and transportation of materials, adapted with various tools. In this way, they become important allies in rural properties to increase efficiency and productivity, in addition to saving time and manpower.

Soil preparation

One of the main uses of backhoe loaders in agribusiness is in soil preparation. They are used to level the ground, remove stones and other obstacles, open ditches for irrigation and drainage, and dig holes for planting seedlings.


In the planting process, it is ideal for making furrows or ridges, helping to increase production efficiency. In addition, it can also be used to distribute seed or fertilizer evenly, ensuring that the plants receive the nutrients they need to grow healthy.

Road and access maintenance

In agribusiness, it is common for trucks and tractors to travel over dirt roads to transport the crop. However, these roads can suffer damage due to the weight of the vehicles and erosion caused by rain. In this sense, backhoe loaders are very useful for the maintenance of these roads, allowing the opening of ditches for water runoff and the replacement of material for road levelling.


In the harvesting stage, this equipment is used to remove the product from the field. They can be implemented with accessories such as scoops or forks, which facilitate the handling and transport of agricultural products. In addition, retros can also be used for cleaning the area after the harvest, removing crop remains and preparing the soil for the next crop.


Backhoe loaders are also capable of transporting large quantities of agricultural products on their scoops or forks. When used to move bales of hay, boxes of fruit or vegetables, sacks of grain, among others, these machines show their good functionality in day-to-day handling on farms.

By: Santelmo Camilo