Bryce Ward of New Brunswick, Canada designed and fabricated this compact backhoe for his Kubota tractor. He spent two months detailing the components with a CAD program and six months machining and welding them. Bryce wrote, "I used my Lincoln Square Wave TIG 175 Pro (now a Precision TIG 225) for all of my welding, it worked perfect for all my stick and TIG welding requirements". He has logged over 100 hours operating the backhoe and it has performed flawlessly.
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