BH160 Backhoe

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Cat® Backhoes are used in typical backhoe applications such as digging footings, basements, and drainage ditches, utility trenching, back-filling, and maintaining slopes and embankments in construction, industrial, and landscaping settings. They are ideal for demolishing concrete when paired with Cat H45/H55/H65 hammers.

Maximum Digging Depth
117 in
Operating Weight
2326 lb
Overall Length
87 in
Stabilizer Spread - Operating Position
71.4 in
Digging Depth at 610 mm (2 ft)
124.3 in
Digging Depth at 4220 mm (8 ft)
106.5 in
Straight Wall Digging Depth
79.5 in
Overall Operating Height
146.6 in
Loading Height
97.2 in
Loading Reach
73.6 in
Reach From Swing Pivot at Ground Line
158.6 in
Swing Arc
180 degrees
Bucket Rotation
183 degrees
Bucket Breakout Force
7012.9 lb
Stick Breakout Force
3538.4 lb
Boom Pivot Height
17.6 in
Ground Clearance
3.9 in
Transport Height
100.9 in
Transport Width
80.4 in
Required Hydraulics
Standard Flow
Required Hydraulic Flow
50-86 L/min (13-23 gpm)
Optimal Hydraulic Pressure
180-230 bar (2600-3340 psi)
Total Side Shift Travel
33 in
Interface Type
Skid Steer Coupler