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WoodMaxx 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.

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30 reviews for WoodMaxx WM-8600

  1. Joseph Duffy

    I must start with that the people at woodman were very helpful with the whole process and it was delivered as promised. The only problem was that the main pressure hose included had a bad crimp and was not able to use the hoe until I replaced it and the replacement was 4 days away so we found a Parker hydraulic shop and had one made for 85$ to be able to use the equipment, better quality control should have found this bad fitting other than that it is a great attachment .

  2. Sean Ornduff

    I bought this attachment at the beginning of spring from a tractor dealer in Texas, and have been very impressed with how well fabricated it is. It is strong, digs easily on my JD3038E. I am so happy with it that I purchased the SB60 snow blower for winter time work.

  3. Matthew Taylor

    Ordered this unit for a old case front end loader shipping was very fast I think we received it a week later. install was very straight forward and easy maybe a couple of hours. The only thing that I will say negative about it is the bar that hooks up to the 3 point is a little soft.
    Great attachment have used it well over 50 times digging up pipes going through rock ripping trees down. etc endless possibilities.

  4. J Page

    I’ve been using my WM8600 for over a year and I have had zero issues with it. This unit just works. I mounted it to my New Holland Boomer TC35DA it has plenty of digging power even at Idle to get through the tough North Texas topsoil I’m using it in. The hydraulics seem to be best in class, versus some other backhoe I’ve tried. Overall I’m more than satisfied with my purchase.

  5. Cowboy Redneck – I bought this backhoe because the reviews and video’s showed this was what I needed. It was shipped in a timely manner and they even worked with me on the delivery time. When I unpacked the unit, one of the pins was missing and the shipping frame was bent, but after looking over the machine, there was no damage. Machine operates very well and is worth the price. I like how well it is built. Very satisfied.

  6. Michael Selby

    Fast delivery, the person taking the order was very knowledgeable
    Would order again

  7. Johnny Brabandt

    I called and spoke with Jim about questions I had.
    He was very helpful and answered all of my questions. He assisted me with my order. I received the backhoe attachment quicker than I thought it would arrive. Received it in great condition. Assembly was very easy. I have not had much time to use it but it worked very well during the short time I was able to play. I look forward to completing many projects with it. Very pleased with my purchase.

  8. Michael Lassiter

    Excellent backhoe. This is my second backhoe experience with WoodMaxx. I have a 7600 series on my John Deere 3520 and have been nothing but impressed ! My father enjoyed using my WoodMaxx 7600 so much that I ordered him the 8600 series for his JD 5320. Excellent quality, smooth operation and easy to assemble. Great customer service. I would recommend this backhoe to anyone looking for a backhoe attachment.

  9. Anonymous

    I purchased this backhoe to use as part of a Land Management Plan on property that has a pond, timber tracts, and cultivated acres. First project out of the gate was to replace an 18″ diameter black corrugated storm water pipe with a new 24″ pipe, 20 feet long. The backhoe performance was excellent. Even with my rookie operating skills, using this backhoe, me and my helper were able to complete this project in about three hours, about half the time I forecast. The backhoe is easy to operate and more robust than expected. To date, I’m very pleased with my purchase.

  10. Anthony Martin

    The WM-8600 Backhoe is a nice unit. Smooth to operate and easy to assemble. I can’t say enough good things about the Customer Service. Very friendly, answered many questions I had before I ordered the unit. Thank you for a great product!

  11. Douglas F Lutz

    Backhoe was received in the expected time frame and came packaged very well. No damage to the unit during shipping at all. Great manual, tells you how to finish assembling the unit with great, full color pictures. The manual says it will take 2 hours to assemble. It took me longer, but I read every step multiple times and took my time to make sure it was done correctly. I’m sure it could be done in 2 hours if someone wanted to assemble it quickly.

    I have been using the backhoe now for a few weeks and it works great!! I am very happy with the purchase. I would recommend the backhoe to anyone. I have it mounted on an Allis Chalmers D17 with the factory 3-Point and the tractor handles it very well. I look forward to using the backhoe for many years.

  12. john dodge

    It was great dealing with the people at WoodMaxx, all of my question were answered well, delivery was on time as they said. The machine works great even at an idle, the freight company was early. All in all every thing went well, would recommend the WM-8600 and the people at WoodMaxx to anyone.

  13. Kermit Galloway

    backhoe arrived safe and sound on time well packaged got put together try out tomorrow nice looking machine

  14. Herman Kitchens

    After some tribulation concerning my order I finally got to use my new backhoe. I should have bought one about a hundred years ago. I am still in the process of learning how to operate the backhoe but, I consider it to be a excellent purchase and would but it again if need be. If you have acrage and a tractor. You will find endless usage for this attachment.

  15. JB

    Everything went as described on the website! Manufacture and delivery went as scheduled. Assembly was very straight-forward and took about 4 hours. Backhoe operates and performs really well. Great for use around the farm!

  16. Maynard Thompson

    Took awhile to receive order but good communication with sales dept. (Ron) . when shipped fast shipping but shipping company didn’t want to bring to address requested I meet them at local business 10 mile from my house after telling them I would meet but was going to log a complaint with woodmaxx they brought it with no problems getting here. unpacked machine put it together very heavy built machine worked great with no issues.

    WoodMaxx Response- Sorry for the delay, you purchased at the peak of our busy season and perhaps your machine was on back order. About the freight company, they are independent from us so we have little control over where they are actually able to deliver to, this is usually left up to the local delivery terminal since they are familiar with local area, each carrier has different policies, I am glad that they were able to get you your machine in the end.

  17. Jim Rice

    It took me and my wife 4 hrs to assemble and mount the backhoe. We put it to work immediately fixing flood damage. The controls are simple and the hoe really digs. Our road was packed hard and the hoe dug through easily. The actual project took 8 hours and the backhoe performed flawlessly. We did not have a single leak. The digging and lifting forces are powerful. Heavy, wet dirt did not slow us down. We dug out a 40 ft pipe buried 5 ft deep, with ease. With the hydraulic thumb we easily pulled out 40 ft of metal culvert pipe. At the end of the day, we dropped the stabilizer legs, extended the boom, pulled 3 pins, and in less than 15 minutes, had the box blade attached to start with the finish work. I am absolutely happy with this purchase and I think we will have years of good service from this backhoe. A backhoe is not something most of us need every day, but when you need it, it’s invaluable and I think the WM-8600 is a cost-effective, rugged piece of equipment. Very happy!

  18. Adam Rivard

    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.

  19. Davi Tennant

    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.

  20. Scott Steinbrink

    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.

  21. K. Maurer

    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!

  22. Eric B

    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.

  23. Robert B Mancuso

    well built,used for digging roots to clear stone walls on property and some drainage work have to watch hoses on outrigger legs as they can sometime be caught[my fault] only reason did not give 5 stars is I had to remove pto shroud and drawbar hitch to get pump on pto shaft so I can’t just back up and hook up other wise quality built implement!!

  24. Dickie Futrell

    I recently purchased the 8′ backhoe. It is everything that the website said it is. Very user friendly. Very well built. Love it. I would Highly recommend.


    I bought a 7600 backhoe, it was delivered across the country and I received it in excellent shape assembled it and very impressed with the engineering that has gone into this machine. Than the big test will it go through hard pan? And the answer is YES it does. Very nicely goes through hard pan and out here the hard pan can be from 12″ underground to 4′ down, from 8″ thick to 4′ thick. This machine handled it without tearing up the machine or even being hard on it. That’s Impressive. Needless to say I’m very happy that I bought it. The local independent tractor dealer wanted 12K + shipping and Woodmax beat there price by a bunch. Good deal!

    Craig St Claire.

  26. Donnell Taylor

    I have used this backhoe in every way possible, and it never ceases to perform flawlessly. I can’t say enough good things about it. It is well designed, powerful, and relatively simple to operate. Get the hydraulic thumb if you are loading and lifting heavy objects – it is well worth the money.

  27. Troy Hendrix

    This unit came on a 18 wheeler anchored on a pallet. unloaded at my shop. I had in uncrated and assembled in about 2 hours. attached it to my John Deere 1070 farm tractor and tried it out. Please note that I am 81 years old and had never operated a back hoe. within half hour I was able to do just about anything I wanted to do with it. It is a very useful piece of equipment to have on a farm.

  28. Mark Harris

    I purchased a WoodMaxx 8600 backhoe from you. The quality, attention to detail is second to none. Your backhoe was out of stock for a wile so I looked around after putting a deposit on your backhoe, and almost bought one from another company, though I decided not to. WoodMaxx has been professional, helpfully, know there product and it has been reliable and a great product. Purchase from Woodmaxx and not from cheap competitors with bad reviews!

  29. Fred Arwood

    Purchased a WoodMaxx 8600 backhoe with a 9″ and 15″ bucket. It is well designed, well made and compact. Attach to a 3-pt hitch tractor and slide the hydraulic pump on the pto shaft and you are ready to go to work. Great for general farm work, landscaping, ditching, etc.

  30. Barry Craven

    My 8600 woodMaxx backhoe is everything I expected it to be, the first week I owned it, it dug out a half dozen tree stumps.
    Plenty of power, and smooth controls, I highly recommend this to anyone looking for a piece of high quality equipment.

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