When is the Best Time to Use a Backhoe?

Here at Clayton Concrete & Backhoe, we are often asked by our customers in the Tulsa, Oklahoma City area for recommendations on which construction equipment suits their project. There is no one size fits all solution for every job, but most of the time a backhoe is the closest thing there is. It is extremely versatile, mobile, and cost-effective. The question is: When is it the best time to use a backhoe?


Landscaping Jobs


Many landscapers consider backhoe as their go-to equipment. It is perfect for digging up and/or moving trees and keeping their roots intact. It can also move boulders, rocks, soil and dig fence post holes, small ponds, and trenches. Regardless of the terrain, a backhoe delivers.


Road Works


A backhoe is always present from the beginning to the end of most road construction projects. The plow on the opposite end from the bucket can help grade or smoothen out the road. After using it for digging, a backhoe can then help in pushing the dirt away from the construction site.


During winter, even when there is no construction ongoing, people use backhoes to plow snow and clear roads.


Multiple Projects


We cannot stress enough how versatile and functional a backhoe really is. It is a highly popular machine in other industries, i.e. agriculture, cemetery operations, swimming pool construction, military, and schools, universities. When you rent it out, you can use it for both your residential and commercial projects. Unlike other equipment, a backhoe can be used to destroy, fortify, expand, and build properties all at the same time.


Learn more about backhoe and other construction services here in Clayton Concrete & Backhoe by visiting our blog again. If you are in need of one here in Oklahoma City or the Tulsa area, you can call us today and we would be happy to serve you right away. Thank you.

Backhoe vs Excavator

Medium to heavy duty construction requires heavy duty equipment such as a backhoe and excavator. The two are considered juggernauts in building differ not only in size and weight, but also in terms of functionality, versatility, and transportability. Here at Clayton Concrete Pumping & Backhoe, we often recommend our clients the most effective and cost-efficient equipment and service we see fit for their project and budget.


If you are wondering which one is better, then there is no definite answer. We can only determine the perfect fit for you based on your needs as each kind has its own advantages. Below is a quick comparison of the two.



Not only is the excavator the larger and more heavy-duty option, it is also has the advantage of being able to rotate the chassis and boom by 360 degrees. A backhoe can only reach up to 200 degrees. This benefit is perfect for transporting larger loads, perfect for industrial purposes. We recommend an excavator for heavy projects such as demolition, digging large holes, heavy-duty lifting and placement, and more.



A backhoe, which consists of a dipper and a boom, may be the smaller option, but it is without a doubt the more versatile one. It can be utilized for medium to heavy construction projects such as pools, swimming pools, building pads, footings, water lines, gas lines, septic tanks, storm shelters, tree removal, demolition, drilling holes, and much more.


This equipment is highly recommended for jobs that require traveling quickly, have multiple tasks at hand, and have different sizes and conditions of the space.


For recommendations and additional information on choosing the right kind of equipment for your construction needs, please visit our blog again soon. For more a more professional and personal consultation in the Oklahoma City or Tulsa Oklahoma area, then contact us at Clayton Concrete Pumping & Backhoe today. Have a great day ahead!