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With a top speed of 20 mph, most backhoe loaders are unlikely candidates for the passing lane.
The HMEE (high-mobility engineer excavator) is different. Developed by construction-equipment manufacturer JCB for the U.S. military, this vehicle is slated to be the new workhorse of military engineers worldwide. It has a top speed of 57 mph and packs a fully independent suspension, antilock brakes, and four-wheel steering.