040 - Backhoe
, A.K.A. Experiment 040, is an illegal genetic experiment created by Dr.  Jumba Jookiba. He is designed to be an efficient digger and scrape up vegetation. His one true place is underground.


Backhoe is a large grey mole-like experiment with large black claws and a red nose.


Lilo & Stitch: The SeriesEdit

Experiment 040 was the 40th genetic experiment created by Jumba with Hämsterviel's funding. He was designed to dig up vegetation. 040 and the other first 624 experiments were deactivated and smuggled to Earth by Jumba during his mission to capture Experiment 626.

All of the experiment pods were released and scattered across the island of Kauai.

At an unknown point, 040 was presumably activated, captured by Lilo and Stitch, and named Backhoe.

In "Shoe", Backhoe was one of the experiments that helped turn Jumba's ship into a hotel.

Backhoe was one of the experiments in "Checkers" that joined Stitch in a rebellion against Gantu. Earlier in the episode, he, along with Yin and Digger, helped Lilo make mud.

In "Remmy", Backhoe was one of the experiments in Lilo's dream.

The Origin of StitchEdit

Backhoe was one of the experiments that was gliding on the screen, but he is 569 instead of 040.

Leroy & StitchEdit

The first 624 experiments, including Backhoe, were rounded up by Leroy and taken to a stadium to be destroyed. However, Lilo, Stitch, Jumba, Pleakley, Reuben, and Gantu arrived before the experiments could be destroyed.

Backhoe participated in the following battle between the experiments and the Leroy clones.

The Leroys soon gained the upper hand in the battle, but were defeated when Lilo, Stitch, Reuben and several other experiments performed the song "Aloha `Oe", which caused the Leroy army to shut down due to the original Leroy's fail-safe.


  • Backhoe's pod color is white.