VL-BHM Self Contained Backhoe


This is a premium product that offers higher quality parts and specifications. This product is designed with performance in mind.


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2 year warranty with optional 4 years

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18 - 40+ HP


Description for Self Contained BACKHOE:

Betstco Value-Leader backhoe attachments are a perfect combination of size and power. Light enough to move around, yet strong enough to get the tough jobs done. Some backhoe attachments boost heavier weight, but the weight is not power or durability. Additional unnecessary weight only adds stress to the frame of your tractor. Betstco Value-Leader VL-BHM series backhoe attachments are manufactured using heavy Q-235 (American standard ASTM A-36) structural steel plate, the strongest plate steel available. The pieces are CNC laser cut so that they fit together perfectly, and are then precision welded. This combined with our superior design and high-quality components provides the best backhoe value available.

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Key Features:

  • Fits all tractor brands with standard Cat-I three-point Hitch
  • Self-contained hydraulic systems do not use your tractors hydraulics or a dangerous hang-on pump
  • Custom top link systems and double triangle 4th point mount removes the requirement of a sub-frame
  • Parts and accessories in stock plus a large selection of optional bucket sizes
  • Large selection of optional buckets sizes.
  • 4-Way ISO Joy Stick Control
  • Multiple Bucket Sizes
  • Thumb and Ripper Available
  • Self-Contained Hydraulic System
  • Total System Designed for Maximum Efficiency
  • Backhoe Will Operate with Tractor at an Idle
  • PTO Driveline Included Free of Charge
  • Additional Bucket sizes,Β (subject to availability).

Specifications for Self Contained Backhoe:

Recommended Tractor HP Sub-compact 18-24 HP 25 HP+ 30 HP+ 40 HP+
3 Point Hitch Cat I Cat I Cat I Cat I
Digging Depth (B) 4’ - 5’ 6’ - 7’ 7’ - 8’ 8’ - 9’
Overall Reach Out (A) 7'8" 8’6” 9’6” 10’10”
Operating Height Up (C) 8’ 4” 9’ 11” 10’ 1” 11’ 4”
Dumping Height 4’ 1” 5’ 6” 6’ 7” 7’ 9”
Swing Arc (Dual Cylinder) 160 Degrees 180 Degrees 180 Degrees 170 Degrees
Stabilizer Width 4’6” (up) 6’10” (down) 4’6” (up) 7’4” (down) 4’6” (up) 7’4” (down) 4’6” (up) 7’4” (down)
Dipper Boom Digging Force 880 lbs. 1875 lbs. 1875 lbs. 2,425 lbs.
Bucket Digging Force 2,204 lbs 2,425 lbs 2,425 lbs 3,750 lbs
Bucket Lift Capacity Extended 650 lbs 900 lbs 1000 lbs 1,400 lbs
Bucket Size Included 12” - 3 teeth 12” - 3 teeth 12” - 3 teeth 16” - 4 teeth
Included Bucket Capacity 0.85 (cu ft) 1.10 (cu ft) 1.40 (cu ft) 1.40 (cu ft)
Bucket Rotation 180 degrees 180 degrees 180 degrees 180 degrees
Cylinder Diameters 2 1/2” 3” 3” 3 1/2”
Control Valve Type (2) 4-way & (2) 2-way joystick (2) 4-way & (2) 2-way joystick (2) 4-way & (2) 2-way joystick (2) 4-way & (2) 2-way joystick
Hydraulic Tank Capacity 4 Gallon 5 Gallon 5 Gallon 5 Gallon
Hydraulic Pump Details PTO Drive w/in-line filter PTO Drive w/in-line filter PTO Drive w/in-line filter PTO Drive w/in-line filter
Optional Bucket Sizes 7”, 9”, 16” 7”, 9”, 16”, 24”, 35”, thumb, ripper 7”, 9”, 12”, 24”, 35”, thumb, ripper 7”, 9”, 12”, 24”, 35”, thumb, ripper
Weight 575 lbs. 1156 lbs. 1190 lbs. 1600 lbs.
Crated Weight 720 lbs 1270 lbs 1290 lbs 1800 lbs

3 reviews for VL-BHM Self Contained Backhoe

  1. Guy Shingleton

    Second review of the BHM-8 now that I have had time to work with it. Hoping I can post a picture of a boulder that I picked up with the thumb extra. If you are asking whether it is worth the extra cost I would definitely say, yes! Using the backhoe to dig foundation, electrical 200′, and waste pipes 300′, in the rocky ground. Glacier moraine field with a lot of rocks and boulders. The thumb/backhoe has picked up and moved granite boulders about the size of a truck tire. And what I couldn’t pick up (one about 5′ across) I was able to use the backhoe to slide the boulders out of the way. Beyond expectations of what I thought a tractor three point backhoe would be able to do. I got pretty good at picking up and moving rocks/smaller boulders that would have taken 2-3 men just to roll out of the way much less pick up. (Hope to include picture but not seeing option)
    PS: Have estimated that I have already recouped $2500+ of the purchase price in what I would have spent on renting the first week of using the backhoe. Purchase vs rental is about a months rental here in CO.

  2. Jay Bissonnette

    Have had excellent results with the backhoe been using it for clearing and stumps. Smaller hoe so it takes a little longer but, I also couldn’t get a bigger machine in where I need to work. Had a small issue which they addressed immediately under warranty no questions asked! Can’t say enough good things about the backhoe, AND Bestco thanks you guys your the best!!!

  3. Martin Vargas

    It’s been about a year since I’ve ordered my backhoe and have never regretted it. The operational smoothness and reliability is awesome, it’s the perfect compliment too my Kubota tractor. I’ve dug sewer lines, sprinkler lines and water lines. I love it!
    M. Vargas

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