When purchasing a used small backhoe it is important to look at the overall condition of the machine, check the work hours, verify the service schedule and try to determine the how the machine was used previously. It is also important to ensure the backhoe can perform the work required
Visible signs of damage to the body of the backhoe such as scratches, large dents or rust can indicate that the backhoe needs significant maintenance. Whether the machine was used heavily at a construction site or lightly for a hobby farm also impacts the functionality of the used backhoe. Ensuring that the backhoe is equipped to handle any special attachments and perform the job function required is important when purchasing a used small backhoe.