John Deere 48 Backhoe Attachment: Simplifying Digging Projects

November 28, 2016

Each spring, utility tractor owners power up their equipment and prepare to take on a wide variety of chores and projects.

John Deere Utility Tractors

Large-property owners and commercial contractors looking to take on digging projects may want to consider adding a John Deere 48 Backhoe to their fleet, as it’s designed to provide easy and convenient operation, top-notch digging force and depth, and excellent productivity.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the key areas and specifications of the John Deere 48 Backhoe attachment.

Operator Station

The backhoe’s walk-through operator’s area and large footrest make it easy to get on and off while improving comfort. A perforated floor design keeps the area clean as dirt and debris drop through, and the console’s low-profile design makes it easy to view the entire digging area. Two levers are located on the console to control the bucket, swing dipperstick, and boom lift. The backhoe’s seat can be adjusted both horizontally and vertically, allowing operators to select a position that’s right for them.

Subframe

The 48 Backhoe’s Quik-Tatch mounting bar quickly and easily mounts to 5 Series tractors. The mount’s design limits movement (vertically and side-to-side) that can sometimes be found in 3-point hitch mounts for backhoes. The mount also protects the chassis of the tractor by tying the backhoe and tractor together as one.

Boom and Dipper

The enclosed boom and dipper design provides added strength so operators can take on large loads that might be placed on the backhoes.

Bushings and Lock Pins

The 48 Backhoe comes with replaceable and greaseable bushings for key pivot points that are designed to increase longevity. Double-lock pins ensure the equipment maintains anti-pin rotation at key points as well.

Stabilizer Pads

Flip-over stabilizer pads are made from cast ductile iron and allow operators to quickly and easily convert between street and field usage. The pads pivot to follow the terrain.

Buckets

There’s a variety of bucket options available to fit a multitude of jobs. The 48 Backhoe can be equipped with 12-in., 18-in., 24-in., and 36-in. buckets, as well as heavy-duty bucket options that are available on the 49 Backhoe.

Tractor Compatibility

The John Deere 48 Backhoe is compatible with the following tractor models:

  • 5045E
  • 5055E
  • 5065E
  • 5075E
  • 5103
  • 5203
  • 5303
  • 5403
  • 5105
  • 5205
  • 4720
  • 4520
  • 4320
  • 4120
  • 4710
  • 4610
  • 4510
  • 4410
  • 4310
  • 4700
  • 4600
  • 4500
  • 4400
  • 4300
  • 3720
  • 3520
  • 3320
  • 3120

Final Thoughts

The John Deere 48 Backhoe is a useful piece of equipment for utility tractor operators looking to get more of out their digging projects.

For more information on the John Deere 48 Backhoe or other attachments, contact your local John Deere dealer or visit Deere.com.

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