Notice: It appears that this backhoe is no longer called “Yard Pro”. I’m no longer able to find the Yard Pro Equipment website. These backhoes are also sold on eBay by the seller “bikefarmjoe”. From looking at their eBay listings, it appears that the name has been changed to JansenUSA.
I’m very excited to tell you all about our newest toy today! FYI, my husband would be mad at me for calling it a toy. For years, we have wanted to buy a backhoe but like many homesteaders, there’s just not any money in the budget for such an expensive machine.
We recently ALMOST made a HUGE mistake and purchased a used 1975 backhoe/trencher but then my husband stumbled upon the YardPro mini towable backhoe. We contemplated whether it would really be able to get the job done since it’s so small. It actually only weighs a bit over 1,000 pounds without an operator in the seat. Well, probably a little more than that when you have 4 gallons of hydraulic oil in it that it doesn’t come shipped with. But the difference isn’t much.
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