Tractor Loader Backhoe

Learn about this versatile piece of equipment.

The Backhoe is a versatile piece of equipment – equipped with two attachment points that allow for several different configurations.  For example, swap the front bucket out for a set of forks and you have the equivalent of a rough terrain forklift.  Or, a power jack hammer attached to the back boom enables the operator to break up concrete or large rock.

With the extensive possibilities this equipment offers, an in-depth training program is vital to provide the operator with not only the skills necessary to operate the Tractor Loader Backhoe with its two standard buckets, but to enable a complete understanding of all aspects.   Complete knowledge of all safety and maintenance aspects as they relate to overall operation will facilitate maximum efficiency, safety and productivity in all operations, regardless of configuration.

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Who Is This For?

This course is for any person responsible for operating a tractor loader backhoe.

Documentation Provided

Student Book, Test, Operator Training Summary, Certificate of Completion

You’ll Learn…

Classroom Topics of Discussion


  • Equipment Design & Function
  • Electrical/Hydraulic System
  • Pre-Start Inspections
  • Equipment Warning Devices
  • Weather Considerations
  • Safety Considerations
  • Controls Review
  • Trenching and Filling Techniques
  • Bucket and Backhoe Operation
  • Power-Train
  • Effects of Soil Types & Terrain
  • Night Operations
  • Stability and Centre of Gravity
  • Work Area Clean-Up

Practical, Hands-on Activities

  • Pre-Start Inspection
  • Trenching Fundamentals
  • Stock Piling
  • Spoil Placement
  • Controls Review
  • Post Operation Procedures
  • Clearance Training
  • Backhoe and Bucket Operation
  • Excavation Techniques
  • Bank Development
  • Loading Trucks

Hear From Past Attendees

“I believe the material we learned will be very useful in future operations. The classroom training was presented well and he made it very easy to understand. The practical portion was excellent, the instructor had a solid understanding of the machine and its capabilities.”


Garrett Vernoy, City of Pickering


“The trainer was very knowledgeable and created a stress-free learning environment. I would recommend this training because the classroom portion was thorough and both basic and advanced methods were covered during the practical portion.”


Dan Finn, City of Pickering

“This was the best 16 hours spent on a piece of equipment, for me. I learned so much and my self esteem as an operator improved by the end of the course.”


Joe Veniot, Town of Plympton-Wyoming

“During the practical training we were able to practice burying a piece of pipe and learned how to find it without causing damage while working around overhead wires, trees and other obstacles. A very good course — I learned a lot and will use these skills in the future.”


Tim Huffman, City of Peterborough

“An informative and fun course! The instructor was very knowledgeable and made the course content easy to understand.”


Ron Tanner, Grey County

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