$6,495.00 – $6,695.00
Thousands of WoodMaxx backhoes are in service today, and still going strong. The solid design and high quality components are unparalleled. Italian made control valves offer smooth and outstanding performance to our already robust WM-series backhoe attachments. New replaceable pivot joint bushing and an extreme duty gear pump are now standard equipment on all WoodMaxx PTO backhoe attachments. Please read below to find out more.
The WoodMaxx backhoe attachments are a perfect combination of size, weight, and power. Light enough to move around, yet strong enough to get the tough jobs done. Some backhoe attachments boost heavier weight, but heavier is not always better. Additional unnecessary weight only adds stress to the frame of your tractor. WoodMaxx WM series backhoes attachments are manufactured using heavy formed q-235 (American standard ASTM A-36) structural steel plate, the strongest plate steel available. The pieces are CNC laser cut so that they fit together perfectly, and are then precisely welded. This fact combined with the structural design allows for the perfect combination of weight and rigidity.
WoodMaxx WM-series backhoe attachments are now equipped with hydraulic control valves that are made in Italy by Hydro-control. Known for their high precision engineered control valves, Hydro-control designs and manufactures directional control valves for mobile applications and offers some of the most dependable products on the market. This is the highest quality hydraulic control valve available for a PTO backhoe attachments, and offers extremely smooth and reliable operation. Hydro-control has been involved in manufacturing hydraulic components since 1969, and has millions of products throughout the world in some of the most demanding applications. The hydraulic control valves on a backhoe attachments are the heart of the machine; this is why we chose Hydro-control. These control valves are second to none and offer extremely smooth operation for experienced operators, but are also very forgiving for novice operators.
Over time the pivot points of a backhoe will wear and require pin replacement. This is evident when the various parts that make up the boom, dipper, and bucket become loose and rattle. Due to the high load application of the pivot points, this is a common wear item for backhoes and excavators. Not only does the pin wear out, but the pin boss will also experience wear, so simply replacing the pin does not return the backhoe to its original condition. That is why WoodMaxx backhoes are manufactured with replaceable bushings that are pressed into the pin bosses. So when the time comes to replace the pins, you can also replace the bushings. This will return your backhoe to its former glory… You are spending a lot of money on an implement so this is a very important feature for sure. Without replaceable bushings there is no way to return the backhoe to its original condition and you will have to simply deal with a sloppy boom. This feature is usually reserved for standalone backhoes and excavators, but is standard equipment with any WoodMaxx PTO backhoe attachment. Additionally, WoodMaxx is the only manufacturer of PTO backhoes that offers this option, and an option that should not be overlooked when shopping for a backhoe attachment.
WoodMaxx backhoe attachments are equipped with an extremely reliable one-piece gear pump made from high strength aluminum center housing and cast iron end plates. These pumps are equipped with an internal spline and are made to slide right onto the 1-3/8″ spline of your tractor. No need to add oil to these pumps since the lubrication is provided by the pumped hydraulic oils. Roller bearings and self-adjusting wear plates make these pumps far superior to any pump/gearbox combinations offered by our competitors that leak oil on the floor as soon as you disconnect the backhoe attachment from your tractor. Go ahead and compare, WoodMaxx is the only backhoe attachment manufacturer to offer such a robust pump.
Commonly called “Cat” Or “John Deere” pattern controls. WoodMaxx backhoe attachments utilize a proprietary valve system that allows the user to change control patterns between SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Or ISO (International Organization For Standardization) with the flip of a switch. this is helpful if you are already accustomed to one pattern, or if there will be more than one operator using the same machine.
The WoodMaxx backhoe ripper attachment is a single structural steel claw with a replaceable hardened steel tooth that focuses the force of the dig to a narrow point. The ripper is handy for breaking up rocky ground, tree roots, stumps, and brush.
These hardened teeth will last a long time, but are a breeze to change when the time comes.
WoodMaxx WM series backhoe attachments utilize JIC (Joint Industrial Council) hose fittings and are rated for 5000 psi. For you this means that if you ever need to replace a hydraulic hose, that your local tractor supply or Napa can make hoses while you wait. JIC fittings are widely used in hydraulic fluid transfer and typically very easy to come by. No trying to chase down an adaptor because of mismatched threads. This is something that should not be overlooked when shopping for a backhoe attachment. They will all need a hose sooner or later!
WoodMaxx WM series backhoe attachments utilize a cartridge type oil filter that is positioned directly inside the hydraulic oil tank through an easy access port. Positioning the filter in this location provides for greater protection from damage and ease of accessibility. These easy to change oil filters makes servicing your WM-series backhoes attachments breeze.
WoodMaxx WM series backhoe attachments offer a superior powder coat finish that is baked onto the steel. This finish is thicker and much more durable than paint to keep your backhoe attachment free from rust and looking good for years.
All of our WoodMaxx backhoe attachments for sale are equipped with a self-contained hydraulic pump and tank. No need for hydraulics from your tractor. This design is superior because it ensures the proper flow and pressure are achieved at 540 RPM PTO speed. This ensures that the hydraulic valves operate smoothly for the operator. Since all tractors put out different hydraulic flow and pressure, it is almost impossible to match a backhoe attachment to a tractor correctly. Over flow and pressure, or under flow and pressure is almost always encountered. This is not a problem with the WoodMaxx WM-series backhoe attachment. Also, the hydraulic pump mounts directly to the PTO spline of any category I tractor. No PTO shaft means no shaft sizing required, and no possibility of the shaft binding or jamming. This design also makes mating the backhoe attachment to the tractor easier, just attach the pump to the PTO, adjust the backhoe attachment height using the support legs and boom, back the tractor in, and attach the pins. This is not possible with backhoes that utilize a PTO shaft to power the pump.
The boom on our WM series WoodMaxx allows for 180 degrees of swing from one side to another. This allows you to dig into those tight spots and dump the dirt where you want.
Removable/replaceable rubber street pads on the stabilizer legs help reduce damage to the lawn, blacktop, and concrete. Standard equipment on WoodMaxx backhoe attachments.
The grapple thumb is incredibly handy for picking up rocks, tree limbs, and brush. The mechanical thumb requires the operator to position the thumb by lowering and inserting a pin to secure the thumb. The hydraulic thumb is simply adjusted from the operator’s seat. The mechanical thumb is also an available option.
WoodMaxx offers WM-series backhoe attachments in three sizes to accommodate almost any category 1 tractor. Our WM-6600 with a maximum digging depth of 7′, the WM-7600 with a maximum digging depth of 8′ are compatible with tractors equipped with a cat-1 three-point hitch, and the WM-8600 that offers a full 9′ digging depth is compatible with cat-1 three-point hitch and also some cat-2 three point hitches (please notice that a cat-2 top link is required to use this backhoe with a cat-2 three-point hitch. Let us know when ordering so that we can provide the correct top link).
At WoodMaxx our service department is staffed with professional certified technicians that inspect each machine before it is shipped. This ensures that you get a trouble free machine from the get go. When you need technical help or parts, our courteous staff can help you get what you need from our fully stocked warehouse.
The WoodMaxx WM-8600 comes with a robust 2 year warranty. Our service department also stocks a full line of replacement parts if the need arises.
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I would NOT recommend purchasing the backhoe attachment. Putting together the backhoe was not too bad and the instructions/photos were helpful. For reference, I have a Mahindra 4540, with a 31 HP PTO. First, Connecting the backhoe to the tractor is difficult, the tractor sits higher than the implant’s support legs reach and therefore makes the connection nearly impossible. Once attached I tested it on a random area and the backhoe could not go deeper than six inches. This was in slightly rocky soil. When I attempted again in a new location the tractor lurched and began to make a hissing sound from my hydraulic system and I was unable to move my three-point hitch on the tractor. At this point, I stopped digging and attempted to remove the attachment before any more damage occurred. I called Woodmax to return the backhoe and they said I was able to return with a 5% restocking fee but we had to pay for the return shipping. When I reached out to the freight company that delivered the backhoe I was quoted $3,000 shipping. I am now stuck with a $7,000 attachment that doesn’t work for my situation and a tractor that needs to go to the shop. This attachment may work in soft sand or garden soil but is not suitable for much else.
Purchased the WM-8600 online and it was delivered within a week. Tractor is a Branson 5835R 58HP engine/48 HP PTO. Well packaged on a wooden pallet. Shipping weight was 1700 lbs and the tractor with pallet forks removed it from the tractor trailer without issue. Assembly was straightforward and directions were fantastic with detailed photos. I ordered 3 buckets, ripper attachment, and quick attach with it. Quick attach was already attached to dipper by Woodmaxx which was nice. I have spent a few hours digging out a massive stump on the back of the property and the hoe did well. I have owned several tractors with subframe backhoes in the past and this hoe can hang with any of them power wise. Due to the heft of my current tractor I was not afraid of a 3 point mount system. I have had no issues so far other than some accessories missing from the original order. Customer service was great and shipped missing parts right away. Due to having a DPF emissions system on the tractor I run it at 2000 rpms to burn off soot but it can be run off idle if you wanted. I am pleased with the purchase and it is nice knowing that I can swap this hoe on to any tractor I purchase going forward. It is a large investment, but you likely have worked hard all of your life and deserve to have some nice toys around the farm. Digging power is good enough to break through this dense red Georgia clay soil and the ripper tears through the roots with minimal effort. Like many, operating a backhoe on your own property is a form of therapy and is really fun and satisfying. The hydraulic thumb is awesome to have as when you rip out large roots and rocks you can grab them with ease and toss them out out the way. Boom lift power is strong enough for my needs. The convenience of parts and accessory support on the website is a nice bonus. I say go for it!
I had my WoodMaxx WM 8600 for almost a year now. I dug out a farm pond, dug footings for a my barn and dug some burn pits. This thing digs really well in hardbacked Oklahoma soil. I had few issues with some leaks but a have to say WoodMaxx customer service is great and highly responsive.
This backhoe is awesome! My dad bought it for some things he needed done but it has quickly became a family favorite and everyone has gotten so much use out of it. It’s also easy to use! Our 6 year old can operate it with a little guidance and help.
I’m enjoying my backhoe attachment after getting it attached to my tractor. It was a little difficult as I did it by myself. Have dug some good size holes and a stump. Looking forward to many years of digging.