New Emu back­hoe range

The new Emu back­hoe range is gather­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as a con­ve­nient all-round pack­age

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It might be named af­ter an iconic Aus­tralian flight­less bird, but the Emu back­hoe’s ori­gins are found in South Korea. The Emu back­hoe range, dis­trib­uted in Aus­tralia by Queens­land com­pany Mid­way Sales, is be­lieved to be gather­ing a rep­u­ta­tion as an all-round pack­age.

Avail­able in three sizes and suit­able for trac­tors in the 25100hp range, Emu im­ple­ments can be mounted to cat­e­gory 1, 2 and 3 point link­ages. Mid­way Sales’ Scott Spring-Brown says the Emu back­hoe range is a con­ve­nient and pre­mium Korean prod­uct. “The back­hoe eas­ily fits onto the three-point link­age of just about any trac­tor and is pow­ered by the trac­tor’s hy­draulic sys­tem,” he says. “In­creas­ing the ver­sa­til­ity of a trac­tor, the back­hoe can trench for foot­ings, drainage, plumb­ing and elec­tri­cal work.

“Emu back­hoes can also be put to work for gen­eral dig­ging for jobs such as tree plant­ing or stump re­moval plus it is great for clear­ing dams and drains.

“Emu im­ple­ments carry the ben­e­fit of South Korean man­u­fac­tur­ing ex­per­tise, with out­stand­ing value pric­ing and are tough enough for rugged Aus­tralian con­di­tions,” Mid­way Sales says.

The Emu back­hoe range can be at­tached and re­moved sim­ply. The op­er­a­tor also has the ben­e­fit of a com­fort­able, padded seat with a safety belt and easy-to-use joy­stick con­trols. Its boom ro­tates 180 de­grees and its curved de­sign al­lows for a greater dig­ging depth (2-2.7 me­tres de­pend­ing on the model) with less wall dam­age and bet­ter view­ing.

A high lift also en­ables ma­te­ri­als to be lifted onto high mounds, while in­di­vid­u­ally con­trolled sup­port legs pro­vide su­pe­rior sta­bil­ity in op­er­a­tion. A range of op­tional at­tach­ments such as a nar­row trench­ing bucket, wide mud buck­ets, half hitch or a rip­per are also avail­able.

Mid­way Sales says the Emu back­hoe is man­u­fac­tured from high-grade steel. Prices start at $7,750.

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