This loader and backhoe is designed with a slanted boom and braceless frame, and has a lifting capacity of 2200 lbs. with a 9 ft. 6 in. lifting height. The sloping hood allows the operator to visually check the surrounding area when working with the front loader, even with the bucket lowered. The L45 backhoe has a 10-ft. digging depth, a high-performance inching valve, and a standard hydraulic thumb bracket. It features standard backhoe crawling mode, providing the ability to move at "creep" speed, saving time when repositioning while trenching. Equipped with hydraulic dual speed, load-sensing ability, and automatic throttle, the L45's HST transmission provides automated control of the pump and motor. Kubota Tractor Corp. 888-458-2682.