When choosing what type of backhoe to hire, you will need to decide between dry hire and wet hire initially. What this means is the difference between having an operator come with the backhoe or not. Dry backhoe hire is the backhoe alone with no operator. This can have numerous benefits in that it is generally less expensive as manual labour will not be included, work can be completed on your own schedule, hire companies will still provide all services inclusive in the hire rate and additional attachments on offer.
There are a number of backhoes on the market and available for hire, with some of the biggest names being Caterpillar and Komatsu who both have a number of backhoes varieties. As a result, there are several avenues through which you can hire a backhoe. However, for various safety and quality reasons it is always advisable to hire a backhoe from a reputable dealer or earthmoving machinery company to ensure that it is in the best working order.
Backhoes can be hired for a variety of jobs both domestic and commercial such as basements, footings, drainage systems, utility trenching, embankments and slopes on construction sites.