So You Think You’re a Backhoe Operator? Posted April 28, 2008 by nahets & filed under backhoe, backhoe operator, heavy equipment operator. This guy is good! Backhoe–From the ground to the top of a train! Share this: One Response to “So You Think You’re a Backhoe Operator?” Dan Dennis Backhoe Service April 29th, 2008 Exciting to look at especially to the untrained eye. On closer obsevation you see apparatus on the front bucket that I think locks the machine to the railcar so it cannot tip. Once it is locked its not really that big a deal to an experienced operator. The machine is designed for unloadind the railcar. Its the second one Ive seen. Still looks cool. Dan Dennis Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.