The responsive BTE-420 Hi-Rail Backhoe easily mobilizes to tackle spot

rack maintenance work. It features the innovative cab-operated BTE Hi-Rail system for work and rail travel, with a pivoting front axle for greater rail stability while allowing full use of the front loader bucket.

With the flexible Rototilt, attachments can be rotated, tilted, and precisely controlled.  The hydraulic hose reel powers hydraulic hand tools track side. Coupled with the proven BTE Tamper, Tie Head, and buckets, the machine

is a mainstay for basic track work and team support.  Its weight and size make it very easy to mobilize to work sites.







Whether it be tamping switches, pulling ties, or ditch cleaning, the mobile BTE-420 is rugged and dependable with lift capability and extend-a-hoe reach to get the job done.


BTE-420 Hi-Rail

Backhoe Features

BTE Hi-Rail Guide Wheel Drive System

BTE Benefits


  • BTE Hi-Rail Gear controlled from cab
  • Hi-Rail or Road travel approximately 22 mph (35 km/h)
  • BTE Hi-Rail Gear permanently mounted to frame
  • Eight-inch diameter Hi-Rail guide wheels
  • Mechanical lock pins lock Hi-Rail in position
  • Front Hi-Rail Axle Pivot for increased stability
  • Hi-Rail wheels retract for high ground clearance
  • Front Bucket independent of Hi-Rail
  • Rubber Tire Friction Rail Travel and Braking
  • Track Gauge 56.5 Inches (1435 mm)
  • BTE Heavy Duty Hi-Rail Gear
  • BTE Attachment Priority Valve
  • Caterpillar Power 94 HP (70 kW)
  • Three-foot extend-a-hoe with 18-foot reach
  • Rototilt 360 rotation and tilt attachment coupler
  • Rubber Tire Mobility for Speed and Versatility
  • Front Bucket Lift approx 7,000 pounds, 1.25 yards
  • Sure-Grip Joysticks for multi-function control
  • Caterpillar dealer network for parts and service
  • BTE support for training, parts, and service


  • BTE Tough for Productivity and Reliability
  • Versatile with innovative BTE Attachments
  • Ease of operations reduces training costs
  • Flexible on-track and off-track capability
  • Load and Carry Track Materials
  • Machine size makes it easy to transport
  • Mobilize Faster with BTE Hi-Rail Gear
  • Outstanding operator ratings and reviews
  • Road travel on Rubber Tires
  • BTE Smart Screen PLC with LCD color interface


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BTE-420 Railroad Modified Hi-Rail Backhoe

Ballast Tools Equipment  | 100 Industrial Drive  Festus, MO 63028 USA  |  Phone: +1.636.937.0505

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