Some reputable backhoe brands include Caterpillar, J.C. Bramford, Hitachi Construction Machinery, Volvo Construction Equipment and Liebherr, according to Sandler Research. Purchasing.com lists brands such as Deere, Case, New Holland and Komatsu as other prominent manufacturers of backhoes.
J.C. Bramford was the first company to develop the concept of a backhoe loader, in 1953. It offers small backhoes, including the 3CX and 3CX 14, and larger models in the 4CX Super range. The backhoe loaders from Caterpillar serve multiple purposes including general construction, demolition, and excavation and landscaping.
In a 2015 report on the backhoe market in North America, analysts at Sandler Research forecast the market to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 10.71 percent over the period of 2014 to 2019.