The Case 580L is a 12,000-plus-pound backhoe with a 24-inch backhoe bucket width, 7,760-pound loader breakout force, and 14- to 15-foot digging depth. The backhoe has a 70-horsepower diesel engine with a top forward speed of 25 mph and a top reverse speed of 30 mph.
The overall operating height of the 580L is 13 feet 8 inches, and it takes 4.6 seconds to raise the bucket to full height. The bucket-dumping time is 0.9 seconds, and lowering time is just over two seconds. The 580L is a two-wheel drive engine with a 31.4-gallon fuel tank capacity. The loader bucket's lift capacity to full height is 5,293 pounds, while the backhoe bucket's capacity is 1,951 pounds at full height.