This report reviews the Indian market for backhoe loaders and is an update of the study last published by Off-Highway Research in July 2019. The study includes only purpose-built backhoe loaders powered by diesel engines and excludes any other equipment such as skid-steer loaders, industrial or agricultural tractors with backhoe attachments.
All backhoe loaders manufactured in the country have a
simple design with a rigid chassis and currently fall in the 50-100 horsepower
range. However, the most popular models sold in India currently feature a 70-79
horsepower engine, 2 wheel drive, side-shift, a 1.0 m3 loader bucket
and a 0.23-0.25 m3 backhoe bucket. Centre mount models have only
limited appeal, but some demand exists for higher horsepower and 4-wheel drive
The findings presented in the report are based on Off-Highway Research’s database, and on a telephone (due to the Covid-19 pandemic) interview programme which was undertaken with all the important domestic manufacturers during May and June 2020.
Indian Equipment Analysis: Backhoe Loaders
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Indian Equipment Analysis