About Us

About Us

It all began in 1912 when the Kelley family launched C.C. Kelley & Son in Mishawaka, Indiana. With a passion for quality and a commitment to performance, Kelley Manufacturing Corporation solidified its place as a leader in building small backhoes.

More than 100 years later, and more than 10,000 backhoes sold, Kelley Manufacturing Corporation is still a family-owned business. In 2014, the Miller family purchased the company and relocated production to Ottoville, Ohio, alongside its other business, Miller Precision Manufacturing Industries.

Kelley Manufacturing Corporation is still known for heavy-duty, high-quality backhoes that are made in the USA. With so many units in operation, it’s easy to see why customers around the world count on Kelley for powerful, long-lasting products.

The Miller family is proud to carry on the Kelley tradition, providing the exceptional service and durable products our customers have come to expect. From homeowners to farmers, our staff and distributor/dealer network are here to help you find the products you need to get the job done.



For more than 100 years, Kelley Manufacturing has produced high-quality backhoes that are tough, reliable, affordable and made in the USA. From the family farm to the job site, Kelley’s heavy-duty products are designed to perform, and designed to last.

Our backhoes are compatible with almost every brand of tractor, including compact tractors and skid loaders. No matter your brand of choice, Kelley has you covered. Find your fit by selecting your tractor’s horsepower and browsing a list of compatible products.

Already own a Kelley backhoe? We also carry a complete line of parts and accessories.


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