Enclosed boom and dipper
The boom and dipper are designed with the strength to handle all the necessary loads this backhoe can generate. The boom, dipper, and bucket cylinders are run externally on the 260B Backhoe. This provides easy access for servicing and maintenance.
The fully enclosed boom on the 260B Backhoe measures a full 16.5 cm (6.5 in.) at the base and the dipper stick measures 13.9 cm (5.5 in.) at its widest point. These components are larger than competitive backhoes, which gives the 260B Backhoe a more durable structure and a bigger, heavy-duty appearance.
The 260B Backhoe was designed with a continuous boom structure rather than a multiple-piece boom that is welded together with side plates some competitors use. This continuous boom provides a more rigid, stronger structure with less weld points that could potentially fail.