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
121 in
Operating Weight
2309 lb
Overall Length
116 in
Stabilizer Spread - Operating Position
74 in
Digging Depth at 610 mm (2 ft)
120 in
Digging Depth at 4220 mm (8 ft)
102 in
Straight Wall Digging Depth
81 in
Overall Operating Height
136 in
Loading Height
85 in
Loading Reach
64 in
Reach From Swing Pivot at Ground Line
156 in
Swing Arc
180 degrees
Bucket Rotation
192 degrees
Bucket Breakout Force
7146 lb
Stick Breakout Force
3439 lb
Boom Pivot Height
17 in
Ground Clearance
3.4 in
Transport Height
92 in
Transport Width
79 in
Required Hydraulics
Standard Flow
Required Hydraulic Flow
42-86 L/min (11-23 gpm)
Optimal Hydraulic Pressure
145-235 bar (2100 - 3400 psi)
Total Side Shift Travel
38 in