Dave Nichols' Backhoe

FANCY DIGS
This backhoe carries loads of realism.

SHOP OWNER: Dave Nichols
LOCATION: Palmerton, PA

    I made this model backhoe using plans I got from Toys & Joys. I built three; one for myself, and one for my Grandson. The third was donated to our local woodworker's guild to be auctioned off to raise money for a charity of their choice.
Dave Nichols' Backhoe

 

    It's made from poplar with maple front wheels. It has a total of 191 parts, many of which are moveable. The loader bucket raises, lowers, and can tilt to dump its load.
Dave Nichols' Backhoe

 

    Each hydraulic cylinder was turned from maple. Brass tubing was used as a lining. The hoe raises, lowers, swivels, and also pivots to dump its load. The outriggers can be raised and lowered too.

 

. . . Dave Nichols


 
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