Contractors who routinely replace driveways, parking lots, or other pavements often say their backhoe loader is indispensable. This multifunction workhorse can remove the old pavement, regrade the soil, and place base-course material. But to do the job efficiently, the machine needs a skilled operator behind the wheel.

This article offers tips for:

  • Breaking up the old pavement with the backhoe bucket
  • Using the backhoe bucket or loader bucket to pick up the concrete pieces and load trucks
  • Grading with the loader bucket