India is the world's largest backhoe loader market with over 30,000 units expected to be sold in FY 2011-12. This momentum is expected to continue with the increased spending on infrastructure development. No wonder, many domestic and global OEMs have entered this market segment, and have augmented the capacity. JCB invested during the downturn to upgrade its backhoe facility to the world's largest backhoe manufacturing plant with a capacity to build 100 machines per shift. Mahindra & Mahindra which has recently forayed into this segment has built a capacity of 2,000 units per year; Terex has a production capacity of 2,500 machines per annum; ACE is also in the process of doubling the capacity to over 4,000 units per year. As per inputs, the first quarter of CY2011 has seen a robust growth of 40 per cent over last year. Though the market has seen a slight slowdown due to the implementations of BS III regulations, the overall backhoe market will grow by another 15 per cent this year. Equipment India interacts with some of the major players and details the market trends and product range offered by major OEMs.