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WoodMaxx WM-8600 9' Tractor Backhoe Attachment
WoodMaxx WM-8600 9' Tractor Backhoe Attachment

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Product Code: WM-8600



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Thousands of WoodMaxx backhoes are in service today, and still going strong. The solid design and high quality components are unparalleled. Italian made control valves offer smooth and outstanding performance to our already robust WM-series backhoe attachments. New replaceable pivot joint bushing and an extreme duty gear pump are now standard equipment on all WoodMaxx PTO backhoe attachments. Please read below to find out more.


The WoodMaxx backhoe attachments are a perfect combination of size, weight, and power. Light enough to move around, yet strong enough to get the tough jobs done. Some backhoe attachments boost heavier weight, but heavier is not always better. Additional unnecessary weight only adds stress to the frame of your tractor. WoodMaxx WM series backhoes attachments are manufactured using heavy formed q-235 (American standard ASTM A-36) structural steel plate, the strongest plate steel available. The pieces are CNC laser cut so that they fit together perfectly, and are then precisely welded. This fact combined with the structural design allows for the perfect combination of weight and rigidity.


WoodMaxx offers WM-series backhoe attachments in three sizes to accommodate almost any category 1 tractor. Our WM-6600 with a maximum digging depth of 7', the WM-7600 with a maximum digging depth of 8' are compatible with tractors equipped with a cat-1 three-point hitch, and the WM-8600 that offers a full 9' digging depth is compatible with cat-1 three-point hitch and also some cat-2 three point hitches (please notice that a cat-2 top link is required to use this backhoe with a cat-2 three-point hitch. Let us know when ordering so that we can provide the correct top link). With the purchase of any backhoe attachments you get to choose either bucket size 9", 12", or 15". Larger 20" & 24" widths are available for an extra $100.00.

WoodMaxx WM-series backhoe attachments are now equipped with hydraulic control valves that are made in Italy by Hydro-control. Known for their high precision engineered control valves, Hydro-control designs and manufactures directional control valves for mobile applications and offers some of the most dependable products on the market. This is the highest quality hydraulic control valve available for a PTO backhoe attachments, and offers extremely smooth and reliable operation. Hydro-control has been involved in manufacturing hydraulic components since 1969, and has millions of products throughout the world in some of the most demanding applications. The hydraulic control valves on a backhoe attachments are the heart of the machine; this is why we chose Hydro-control. These control valves are second to none and offer extremely smooth operation for experienced operators, but are also very forgiving for novice operators.


Over time the pivot points of a backhoe will wear and require pin replacement. This is evident when the various parts that make up the boom, dipper, and bucket become loose and rattle. Due to the high load application of the pivot points, this is a common wear item for backhoes and excavators. Not only does the pin wear out, but the pin boss will also experience wear, so simply replacing the pin does not return the backhoe to its original condition. That is why WoodMaxx backhoes are manufactured with replaceable bushings that are pressed into the pin bosses. So when the time comes to replace the pins, you can also replace the bushings. This will return your backhoe to its former glory... You are spending a lot of money on an implement so this is a very important feature for sure. Without replaceable bushings there is no way to return the backhoe to its original condition and you will have to simply deal with a sloppy boom. This feature is usually reserved for standalone backhoes and excavators, but is standard equipment with any WoodMaxx PTO backhoe attachment. Additionally, WoodMaxx is the only manufacturer of PTO backhoes that offers this option, and an option that should not be overlooked when shopping for a backhoe attachment.

WoodMaxx backhoe attachments are equipped with an extremely reliable one-piece gear pump made from high strength aluminum center housing and cast iron end plates. These pumps are equipped with an internal spline and are made to slide right onto the 1-3/8" spline of your tractor. No need to add oil to these pumps since the lubrication is provided by the pumped hydraulic oils. Roller bearings and self-adjusting wear plates make these pumps far superior to any pump/gearbox combinations offered by our competitors that leak oil on the floor as soon as you disconnect the backhoe attachment from your tractor. Go ahead and compare, WoodMaxx is the only backhoe attachment manufacturer to offer such a robust pump.

Commonly called "Cat" Or "John Deere" pattern controls. WoodMaxx backhoe attachments utilize a proprietary valve system that allows the user to change control patterns between SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) Or ISO (International Organization For Standardization) with the flip of a switch. this is helpful if you are already accustomed to one pattern, or if there will be more than one operator using the same machine.

Handy for picking up rocks, tree limbs, and brush. The mechanical thumb option is only $195.00 and requires the operator to position the thumb by lowering and inserting a pin to secure the thumb. While the hydraulic thumb is available for $495.00 and is simply adjusted from the operator's seat.

The WoodMaxx backhoe ripper attachment is a single structural steel claw with a replaceable hardened steel tooth that focuses the force of the dig to a narrow point. The ripper is handy for breaking up rocky ground, tree roots, stumps, and brush. The ripper is available for only $395.00

Removable/replaceable rubber street pads on the stabilizer legs help reduce damage to the lawn, blacktop, and concrete. Standard equipment on WoodMaxx backhoe attachments.

These hardened teeth will last a long time, but are a breeze to change when the time comes.

All of our WoodMaxx backhoe attachments for sale are equipped with a self-contained hydraulic pump and tank. No need for hydraulics from your tractor. This design is superior because it ensures the proper flow and pressure are achieved at 540 RPM PTO speed. This ensures that the hydraulic valves operate smoothly for the operator. Since all tractors put out different hydraulic flow and pressure, it is almost impossible to match a backhoe attachment to a tractor correctly. Over flow and pressure, or under flow and pressure is almost always encountered. This is not a problem with the WoodMaxx WM-series backhoe attachment. Also, the hydraulic pump mounts directly to the PTO spline of any category I tractor. No PTO shaft means no shaft sizing required, and no possibility of the shaft binding or jamming. This design also makes mating the backhoe attachment to the tractor easier, just attach the pump to the PTO, adjust the backhoe attachment height using the support legs and boom, back the tractor in, and attach the pins. This is not possible with backhoes that utilize a PTO shaft to power the pump.


The boom on our WM series WoodMaxx allows for 180 degrees of swing from one side to another. This allows you to dig into those tight spots and dump the dirt where you want.


WoodMaxx WM series backhoe attachments utilize JIC (Joint Industrial Council) hose fittings and are rated for 5000 psi. For you this means that if you ever need to replace a hydraulic hose, that your local tractor supply or Napa can make hoses while you wait. JIC fittings are widely used in hydraulic fluid transfer and typically very easy to come by. No trying to chase down an adaptor because of mismatched threads. This is something that should not be overlooked when shopping for a backhoe attachment. They will all need a hose sooner or later!


WoodMaxx WM series backhoe attachments utilize a cartridge type oil filter that is positioned directly inside the hydraulic oil tank through an easy access port. Positioning the filter in this location provides for greater protection from damage and ease of accessibility. These easy to change oil filters makes servicing your WM-series backhoes attachments breeze.


WoodMaxx WM series backhoe attachments offer a superior powder coat finish that is baked onto the steel. This finish is thicker and much more durable than paint to keep your backhoe attachment free from rust and looking good for years.


At WoodMaxx our service department is staffed with professional certified technicians that inspect each machine before it is shipped. This ensures that you get a trouble free machine from the get go. When you need technical help or parts, our courteous staff can help you get what you need from our fully stocked warehouse. We keep a full line of replacement parts, and guarantee that we can ship any part within 24 hours.

All WoodMaxx equipment is built tough, and comes with an equally robust warranty for two years.


Several colors are available (orange, yellow, red, and black) please request a color sample if shade matching is a concern.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 13 Write a review.

  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Kid in a candy store February 14, 2018
Reviewer: Adam Rivard from Schertz, TX United States  
I order the WM-8600 to attach to a Massey Ferguson 492 (90HP) tractor. It toke me a few hours to set up alone, nut and bolt here - nut and bolt there and "BOOM" one backhoe assembled. I had small freight damage so I called and found out was just a greased fitting, so I replaced it and greased everything up and started going to work. Once I got up and running I felt like a kid playing with one of them sand box backhoes just now it had hydraulics.

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  1 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
WM8600 December 27, 2017
Reviewer: Davi Tennant from Toutle, WA United States  
Well it would have been 5 stars but, A rocky start when I went to attach it to my tractor.
So with the help of the sales and service depts, We came to a agreement that made it a good purchase.
Finally attaching it and digging my first hole with it, I can say it was a good choice for around the 30 acres we own in the woods.

Good power and smooth controls.
I like that is self contained with pump running off pto. Engine speed does not have to be screaming high to make hoe work very well.
It looks to be better than having a regular backhoe sitting around for that occasional use, just hook it up when I need to dig and not worry about a dead battery or extra equipment repairs.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
WM8600 Backhoe August 30, 2017
Reviewer: Scott Steinbrink from Sandpoint, ID United States  
I have had this backhoe for about 1 month now and have dug about 180 ft of trench 6 ft deep in rocky ground, it works great so far. Other than a leaking hydraulic hose fitting that woodmaxx replaced under warranty I have had no issues. So far I am very happy with my purchase.

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  2 of 2 people found the following review helpful:
Great Company! April 19, 2017
Reviewer: K. Maurer from Central Texas  
I highly recommend this veteran owned company.  Whether by phone or email, customer service is outstanding!  The backhoe shipped exactly the day Woodmax advised it would.  Old Dominion Freight was also outstanding and highly recommended.  Backhoe arrived with advance status updates.  It was very well packaged and protected for shipment.  
This is my first backhoe experience.  The online manual is easy to understand and follow.  A printed copy was included with the shipment, which included updated pages for an upgraded hydraulic pump and oil change instructions.  Recommend you follow the instructions and you will have no major issues assembling and operating the unit.  One tip:  Don't remove the lateral swing stop pin until you have installed the top link.
Thanks, Woodmaxx!

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WM8600 Backhoe Attachment April 11, 2017
Reviewer: Eric B from Austin, TX United States  
Its not common for me to provide feedback for most things I purchase.  However, Woodmaxx has engineered and manufactured a product worthy of praise.  I was concerned about buying a 3 pt backhoe attachment based on reviews that they are weak, tear up your tractor, or are made cheaply.  These comments do not apply to the Woodmaxx.  This machine is incredibly capable and very sturdy on the back of my tractor.  It continues to impress me.  It can even dig in my back yard, with ease, where there are more large rocks than dirt.  Hands down, the best money I spent for my tractor.  I would buy a second one without hesitation.

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