Backhoe Loaders, Earthmoving Machinery, Hidromek

All-new Hidromek backhoe lands in Australia

Hidromek K4 Series backhoe loader

Off the back of winning two prestigious design awards, Hidromek’s new K4 Series backhoe loader is set to arrive in Australia this month.

Aided by its in-house design studio, the team at Hidromek, working closely with its R&D and engineering teams, has endeavoured to create a machine that combines style, functionality, and ergonomics.

The backhoe was awarded the top Design Award for 2022 at the iF design awards. iF Design state that their task is to “find and award the submissions with the greatest innovative power – and perhaps discover the next rising star in design.”  It is one of the most recognised design awards in the world.

The same year the machine also won the International Red Dot award, described by Red Dot as: “belonging to the best in design and business”. As the deciding jury stated: “These construction machines are characterised by versatile functionality and performance and are also geared towards a high level of user-friendliness.”

So, what makes the Hidromek K4 Series backhoe loader such a functional and versatile powerhouse?


This powerhouse small machine is suitable for on-road and off-road conditions and can dig and load, and with the right attachments can also perform tasks such as breaking, grading and handling. Other attachments that can be added include forklift, hammer, auger, log grab, pendulum bucket, snowplough, scrap and paper collection bucket, bottom opening (big bag) bucket, stone collecting bucket, trapeze bucket, and ripper.


Like many of the Hidromek machines in the range it has the largest cabin volume in its class. The operator is able to work comfortably in front, behind, and to the side as the joystick is integrated into the seat. Additionally, the Autotilt seat allows the steering wheel to lift automatically while rotating back, allowing easy access to either position. There is also a Shifter Button for Backhoe or Loader Function that allows the operator to control the backhoe or loader functions without changing the direction of the seat when needed.

Power and efficiency

The Hidromek K4 Series backhoe can increase your productivity, as its strong structure and efficient hydraulic system provides maximum breakout force even at lower revolutions. The machine also features a high oil flow, as well as a 20 per cent speed boost with accelerated movements via the improved loader cylinder design. This allows you to complete more work in less time, and using less fuel – making it 3 per cent more efficient.


Hidromek has designed its own operator interface system called Opera, which is controlled through a rear screen. This enables operators to adjust and access many features including:

  • Speed adjustment
  • Bluetooth radio control
  • Data and details on operating hours
  • Machine status information
  • Maintenance time control through periodic maintenance screen
  • Control of breaker line valve from inside of the cabin
  • Adjustment of backhoe side from inside of the cabin through hydraulic table shifting system
  • Easy attachment changing through quick coupler
  • Automatic fuel transfer pump
  • Additional installation – the hydraulic hand tools needed by the operator can be used with the help of the machines hydraulic line
  • Compressor that provides instant elimination of pressure losses that may occur in tyres.

If you are involved in excavation, infrastructure, agriculture, forestry, landscaping, and industrial development the Hidromek K4 Series backhoe loader could be the versatile, economical solution your business needs.

For more information, reach out to the Onetrak team at or 1300 727 520


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