The design changes made on the 14 ft Case 580B backhoe-loader to upgrade its overall performance level are described in this paper.
Increased productivity was obtained by use of a higher horsepower engine, adoption of twin boom cylinders, improvement of bucket digging power, addition of an optional attachment, and provision of two position stabilizers with lock checks on the cylinders. Lift capacity of the loader was also increased.
A new operator seat was designed and various modifications made to provide easier operation. Ease of maintenance and repair was also improved. Optional equipment for the backhoe-loader is also described.