GLOBAL BACKHOE LOADER MARKET
- The Backhoe Loader market accounts for ~7% market share in total sales of construction equipment industry globally.
- India is the largest market for backhoe loaders which accounts for almost 50 per cent of all construction equipment sales in unit terms.
- In China, from January to December 2020, a total of 131,176 loaders of various types were sold, which had an increase of 6.12% year-on-year.
- Although the outbreak of COVID-19 has already impacted the construction equipment industry, the impact on backhoe loaders is much less. Overall, the backhoe loader industry will close this year with growth.
- The thrust on infrastructure development continues to be a priority for the countries. Manufacturers are optimistic about a rapid recovery of the economy.
- The Indian government has announced measures to revive the construction sector. Building 34,800 km of national highways in five years and more projects in the Rs 111-trillion ($ 1.49T)National Infrastructure Pipeline are expected to boost construction and infrastructure development in the country.
- Indian Government’s ‘Build India’ initiative is about to gain momentum to counter the economic slowdown. The road construction activity remains the largest driver of construction equipment (CE) demand with execution reaching record high levels of 13,327 km in FY2021, up 30% on a YoY basis despite challenges from the Covid-19 pandemic and associated lockdowns.
- The U.S Department of Commerce recently announced that construction projects put into place and annualized for 2021 amount to more than $1.5 trillion.
- Caterpillar and Volvo Construction Machinery offer rental agreements on these machines which enable smaller companies to utilise the use of latest innovations.
- Liebherr announced the launch of new wheel loaders named the L 586 XPower series.
- JC Bamford has developed an innovative software system known as the JCB LiveLink which helps in the management of JCB machines.
- Caterpillar announced the acquisition of the Carbon Point Solutions to provide the technology to capture and concentrate carbon dioxide emissions by engines and turbines.
Rapidly growing rate of the earth moving machines is assured through the high performance construction machinery with complex mechanisms and automation of construction activity.
The backhoe loader market in a country is driven by sectors such roads, real estate, rural infrastructure, urban development, irrigation, agricultural activities, and industrial performance, which will be supported by the macro economic situation, policy and reforms, and availability of funds.
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET SEGMENTATION
Backhoe Loader Market By Application Type
Backhoe Loader Market By Region
- Rest of the World
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET DYNAMICS
Backhoe loaders continue to offer end-users the kind of versatility that leads to solid utilization rates in many applications, and manufacturers continually refine their products with features designed to help reign-in operating costs.
The medium and small-sized construction companies across the globe now prefer to rent construction equipment on a monthly basis rather than pay huge amounts for their investment. Using construction equipment such as backhoe loaders, excavators help contractors and construction companies to minimise the initial investment costs for their projects.
The major manufacturers such as Caterpillar and Volvo Construction Machinery offer rental agreements on these machines which enable smaller companies to utilise the use of latest innovations as well as the capital for the initial investment can be diverted to be used towards better allocation of resources aiding in business expansion.
Recently launched Backhoe Loaders are built by pioneering the integration of digital technology with construction equipment. All the machines are equipped with world-class remote monitoring telematics technology. Which helps in the remote monitoring and fleet management on the key parameters of Service, Operations and Security. The technology now helps machines communicate real time on its location, operations, performance, downtime, service alerts and security.
The overall industry now tends to shift to virtual interaction. Technology-driven companies are now taking the help of the virtual interface more. Working towards creating a more trouble-free machine and a system to provide remote assistance to the customers. Sales teams are now having virtual IDs and accessibilities in order to converse with sales prospects. Various Apps are being created to simplify sales and service process
With customers’ profit margins under pressure, manufacturers are striving to make owning and operating their machines financially viable during the current lean period. But as demand improves, competition is likely to become more intense – and so will marketing.
In fact, an aggressive marketing plan by manufacturers augurs well for the infra sector as it will broaden the range of product offerings and make prices more competitive. It will also strengthen the pre- and post-sales customer support and service packages of the manufacturers to beat competition.
POPULAR BACKHOE LOADER MARKET MODELS, BY REGION
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET INDIA
|1||JCB 2DX & 3DX ecoXcellence|
|2||CASE 770 EX SERIES|
|3||ESCORTS DIGIMAX II|
|4||ACE AX 124|
|5||DOOSAN BOBCAT B900|
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET CHINA
|5||XGMA XG765 E|
NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IN BACKHOE LOADER MARKET
- Liebherr announced the launch of new wheel loaders named the L 586 XPower series.
- The machines operate on low fuel consumption levels with high performance in the load and carry operations, they can move up to 12 tonnes of product per loading cycle.
- Caterpillar Incorporation announced the launch of the new Cat 424B2 backhoe loader which offers efficient hydraulics, low maintenance, high performance, durability as well as higher efficiency.
The John Deere developed, battery-powered, electric vehicle design–referred to as E-Power backhoe. The design is intended to provide substantially lower daily operating costs, lower job site noise, enhanced machine reliability, and zero emissions. John Deere is in early Phase I development of its electric backhoe.
Case 580 EV electric backhoe loader is powered by a 480-volt, 90-kW, lithium-ion battery pack (weighing 1,300 pounds) that can be charged in eight hours by any 220-volt/three-phase connection. A single battery charge will support most eight-hour workdays. The battery separately powers the drivetrain and hydraulic motors, resulting in hydraulic breakout forces equal to diesel-powered machines and improved performance during simultaneous loader and drivetrain operation.
Swedish construction equipment manufacturer Huddig is claiming to have the first commercially available diesel-electric hybrid backhoe loader on the market. The Tigon has 30% more power than its diesel counterpart and can run entirely on electricity or fossil-free on HVO 100 diesel.
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET INNOVATION TRENDS
The company JC Bamford has developed an innovative software system known as the JCB LiveLink which helps in the management of JCB machines remotely by email or mobile phone. With the help of the application, the customer can access machine alerts to fuel, travel history as well as all the data stored at the secured centre.
Machines today include features such as pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics which provides better multifunctioning, smoother machine control and up to 15% greater digging capacity with Lift Mode, collectively providing a distinctive customer experience and enhanced machine reliability.
John Deere’s backhoe loaders have also evolved into the electrification realm. The company has begun testing its electric backhoe loader with National Grid. The Deere E-Power backhoe loader targets the performance of a 100 hp, but with zero tailpipe emissions.
EV retains features of diesel-powered Case backhoes, such as ProControl, which allows for precise boom movement and placement, as well as Comfort Steer, which improves steering while working in tight quarters or in truck-loading operations. The machine also employs the new enhanced joystick controls used in the most recent generation of Case N Series backhoes, as well as in-cab amenities, such as premium seat options and Bluetooth radio. The 580 EV also incorporates the Case SiteWatch telematics system.
Danish-based developer Unicontrol has launched a 3D machine control system for backhoe loaders. The Unicontrol 3D system has been developed on the basis of user involvement and process analyses of the workflow that applies in the construction industry. The solution is suitable for machines with a derrick, swivel arm and bucket that are fitted with sensors.
Backhoe Loader Market Engine Specs of Backhoe Loaders, By Region
|U.S||74 – 150 H.P||2.4 – 4.5L||300 – 570 Nm|
|Europe||97 – 121 H.P||3.4 – 4.4L||433 – 516 Nm|
|India||49.5 – 96 H.P||3.2 – 4.8L||203 – 408 Nm|
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET SIZE AND FORECAST
The Global Backhoe Loader market is estimated at $XX Billion in 2020, growing at XX% CAGR till 2026.
COVID IMPACT ON BACKHOE LOADER MARKET
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the economy across the globe disrupting manufacturing activities due to lockdown and pandemic protocols. The construction industry has also been impacted severely by the pandemic which includes the contractors, manufacturers of equipment, developers as well as supply chain vendors who supply raw materials.
The transportation of raw materials and equipment for construction activities is the primary service on which an infrastructure project depends, due to the lockdown and pandemic protocols transportation slowed down which caused delays in the delivery and further cancellation of construction projects. These reasons have plunged the demand for construction equipment and the manufacture of new technologies and heavy-duty vehicles.
The revenue of the companies manufacturing construction equipment also suffered due to low demand. For instance, the Liebherr Group recorded sales worth EUR 10,341 million in the year 2020 which was a 12% decline from the sales of the year 2019. The company Caterpillar recorded sales and revenue worth $41.7 billion in the year 2020 which was a 22% decline from the year 2019 which recorded sales and revenue worth $53.8 billion. However, the department for construction equipment recorded revenue worth $16.9 billion which was due to weaker than estimated demand and sales primarily in North America.
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE
JCB’s new Stage V compliant 3CX ECO backhoe loader provides improved operator comfort and ease of use, as well as increased productivity and a reduced total cost of ownership. The backhoe loader is powered by the latest version of JCB’s 3.0 L diesel engine. It provides 55 kW (73.8 hp) of power and 440 Nm (324.5 ft.-lb.) of torque, which is a 10% increase over the previous model.
Liebherr, which is the largest company manufacturing construction and mining equipment, has entered into an agreement with ABB, the leader of automation and electrification. The two companies have signed a memorandum of agreement according to which they will develop solutions for the electrification of construction and mining equipment to reduce greenhouse gases and emissions associated with using heavy machines.
The company has also partnered with Hexagon to deliver the next generation software and autonomous technology for construction and mine automation. The company released its report for the fiscal year 2021 which reported a total sales of EUR 10,341 million which was a decline of 12% representing EUR 1,409 million declines for the sales reported for the fiscal year 2020. The company also invested about EUR 512 million in the research and development department with the main focus on the development of new products and technologies.
John Deere has upgraded its popular L-Series backhoe loaders, unveiling significant machine improvements designed to boost productivity, maximize uptime and reduce operating costs. Ranging across the L-Series Backhoe lineup, the updates, which include engine upgrades, new pressure-compensated load-sensing (PCLS) hydraulics on the 310SL model and machine control improvements, enhance operation and machine performance.
Hitachi Construction Machinery announced in August 2021, that they have dissolved the joint venture alliance with Deere, the construction machinery giant. Upon the dissolution of the agreement from March 2022, the company will be able to provide new products and technologies directly to customers through an independent dealer network across north, central and south America. The company recently announced the financial results for the first quarter of the fiscal year 2022 with revenue worth $2.08 billion which was a 34.1% increase from the revenue recorded for the same term last year worth $1.5 billion.
Komatsu Europe announced the WB97R-8, the latest model in Komatsu’s new range of backhoe loaders. Packed with customer-focused features, the WB97R-8 offers two-wheel steering and a powershift transmission, a high level of standard specifications and unrivalled operator visibility thanks to Komatsu’s unique combination of a lateral exhaust pipe and compact bonnet.
Caterpillar has replaced F2 Series backhoe loaders with new models using the nomenclature without suffixes. Models 415, 416, 420, 420 XE and 430 use a new engine, the Cat C3.6, that is up to 10% more fuel-efficient. Four-wheel drive is now standard, with no 2WD versions available in North America, and the IT version has been eliminated, with all new models able to use an IT coupler.
Caterpillar announced the acquisition of the Enhanced Energy Group which has started to operate as Carbon Point Solutions. It is a company based in the US that provides the technology to capture and concentrate carbon dioxide emissions by engines and turbines. The company announced a collaboration with Rio Tinto, a mining company to develop zero-emission site solutions to help Rio Tinto achieve the goal of net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050. They recently announced the financial results for the second quarter of the year 2021 with sales and revenue worth $12.9 billion which was an increase of 29% from the revenue of the same term last year which reported $10 billion.
Volvo construction recently released the financial statement for the second quarter of the year 2021 with the total net sales worth $2.9 billion which was a 13% increase from the results of the same quarter of 2020 worth $2.6 billion.
Mecalac Construction Equipment has completed its range of sideshift backhoe loaders with the launch of its new Stage V compliant TLB880 model. The heavy-duty sideshift model had been designed to provide fast cycle times and precise operation. It incorporates a closed-centre hydraulics system that delivers a maximum flow rate of 143l/min and operating pressure of 250 bar.
JCB India Ltd has launched its new range of CEV Stage IV Backhoe Loaders. The range entails the new 3DX Plus, the 3DX Xtra, the 3DX Super & the 4DX to meet a wide range of applications for customers. The new Backhoe Loader range is powered by the 55kW JCB ecoMax diesel engine. This CEV Stage IV engine is environment friendly and comes with well-proven CRDI technology, a Waste-Gate Turbocharger & a Two-Stage cooling EGR system. The engine has a state-of-the-art combustion system that eliminates the need for any After-treatment, DOC (Diesel Oxidation Catalyst) or a DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter).
BACKHOE LOADER MARKET COMPANIES PROFILED
- Caterpillar Inc
- CNH Industrial NV
- Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction Co Ltd
- Hitachi Construction Machinery Co Ltd
- JC Bamford Ltd
- Kawasaki Heavy Industries Ltd
- Komatsu Ltd
- Liebherr-International AG
- Escorts Limited
- Deere & Company
- Kobelco Construction machinery Co. Ltd.
- Hyundai Construction Equipment & Co.
- Volvo Construction Equipment AB
- LiuGong Machinery
THIS BACKHOE LOADER MARKET REPORT WILL ANSWER FOLLOWING QUESTIONS
- Backhoe loader market size and Forecast, by region, by application
- Average B-2-B price for backhoe loader market, by region, per user
- Technology trends and related opportunity for new backhoe loader market tech suppliers
- Backhoe loader market share of leading vendors, by region,
- Coronavirus impact on backhoe loader market earnings