Backhoe Insurance from Massachusetts Specialists

What is backhoe insurance?

Backhoes must be used in many industries, but the businesses that need this equipment must consider the liability and property risks that come with using backhoes. Backhoe insurance may help Massachusetts businesses that use this equipment protect their businesses and their backhoes from many perils.

Backhoe insurance is specialized commercial insurance for backhoes. Most policies protect against damage to the equipment, accidents involving the equipment and other risks.

What Massachusetts businesses should carry backhoe policies?

Most Massachusetts businesses that use backhoes may need a backhoe policy. Excavators, general contractors, road construction crews, demolition crews and landscapers should consider coverage. A policy might be appropriate whether a business owns, leases or rents backhoes.

Some businesses that use backhoes might need coverages that go beyond what’s typically included in backhoe policies. These businesses might find that contractor insurance, landscape insurance or another broader policy provides the backhoe coverages they need, while also meeting other coverage needs.

An insurance agent who specializes in these policies can help businesses determine whether a backhoe-specific or broader insurance policy is better for them.

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Do backhoe policies extend coverages to other types of equipment?

Some backhoe policies may extend protections to hydraulic hammers, post hole diggers, road rollers, pavers, trailers, and other equipment that’s of similar size. Whether a policy extends coverages depends on the terms and conditions of that particular policy,

A knowledgeable insurance agent can help businesses, that have other equipment, check whether a specific backhoe policy would cover that equipment as well.

What coverages are available through backhoe policies?

In order to protect against both liability and property risks, backhoe policies usually package multiple coverages together. Some coverages that a policy might offer include:

  • General Liability Coverage, which may cover common accidents around a backhoe
  • Operating Risk Coverage, which may cover accidents directly involving a backhoe
  • Damaged or Destroyed Coverage, which may cover damage to a backhoe
  • Theft Coverage, which may cover theft-caused loss of a backhoe
  • Rental Reimbursement Coverage, which may cover temporarily renting a replacement

How much are premiums for backhoe policies?

Premiums for backhoe policies vary, as they’re based on many different details. Some of the factors that can impact premiums are the following:

  • Backhoe’s location when not in use
  • Areas where a backhoe is used
  • Size of the backhoe
  • Policy’s chosen coverage and limits
  • Business’ recent insurance claims

An independent insurance agent can help businesses find out how much different insurance companies would charge for insuring a backhoe. Coverage can generally be had at affordable rates, partially because this type of policy is fairly specialized in its protections.

Can backhoe policies be canceled if the equipment isn’t used for a season?

Landscapers and other businesses that only use backhoes part of the year sometimes want to cancel coverage during the offseason in order to save on premiums. Canceling coverage altogether usually isn’t recommended, however, as it can leave a backhoe unprotected against damage and theft.

A knowledgeable insurance agent can help businesses adjust coverages when a backhoe isn’t used, which could result in premiums savings without sacrificing important coverages. An agent can also re-adjust policies when a backhoe will be used, and thus the normal coverages are required. 

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How can businesses in Massachusetts get backhoe insurance?

For help insuring backhoes that are used in Massachusetts, get in touch with the independent insurance agents at The Feingold Companies. Our agents can help you compare backhoe insurance policies that various insurance companies offer, and we have the expertise needed to help you choose the best policy for your equipment.

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Worcester Office
446 Main Street, Suite 1403
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 831-9500
Fax: (508) 797-4030

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Worcester, MA 01608
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