The Sandbox Backhoe works in sand or as pictured in mulch, as children need only to be able to dig. Playground toys are useful to keep children active and thinking. The digger assists in increasing a child's basic coordination skills. This sand digger comes in several colors. The equipment is easy to install and generally takes less than 1 hour. Powder coated for superb durability on any playground environment: park, school, backyard.