A variety of earthmoving equipment are available on the market and it’s essential to know the applications and features of each of them so that you can make a good choice when it comes to using heavy duty machinery. The main types of earthmoving equipment available with the heavy duty dealers are:
The excavators can be used on wheels or on treads. They are used mainly to shovel dirt and lift heavy pieces of machinery. It is easy to identify an excavator based on its long bucket arm that is attached to the pivoting cab. The excavators are operated by an operator who is in the cab and has high visibility over the work area.
The backhoe loaders are mounted on tires and are great for use in suburban areas. They have many things in common with the tractors. The major difference is that they have a shovel in front that can be adjusted and a bucket at the rear that is used for digging. These loaders are the best choice for small jobs that have to be completed in a confined space. The backhoe loaders help to shift dirt, shovel, trenches and position pipes in place.
Bulldozers are considered to be the heaviest equipment available. They are very strong and the best choice for shifting a large amount of dirt on sites where there are large open spaces, where grinding and rough grading of rocks take place. The bulldozers can easily be identified with a huge blade at the front which is controlled using hydraulic pistons.
Skid Steer Loaders
The skid steer loaders can be used for many purposes. It is an equipment that can be operated easily as it is on wheels and has a very tight turning range. Skid steer loaders are a good option for smaller sites. They help lower soil compaction and work well in difficult conditions such as mud and snow. Also, the skid steer loaders have a limited impact on finished zones because of their tread system.
Generally, trenchers are used to dig trenches before the pipes are laid down. A range of trenchers are available including small-sized trenchers, walk-behind modules, and heavy equipment used to trench firmer grounds. Trenchers are highly versatile and they use alternating digging options based on the requirement of the job.
These are the most common types of earthmoving equipment available. If your work requires the use of any of these equipment, you should get in touch with the heavy duty dealers.