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Excavator – An overview

What is an Excavator?

An excavator is a heavy construction equipment that can excavate different types of soil forcefully using hydraulic system. In addition, they can also be use to demolish buildings or structure.


What does excavators do?

An excavator can be used for the following purposes:

  • Digging of trenches, holes and foundation.
  • Wood removal in forest
  • Normal grading work and landscaping
  • Cutting of brushes with attachments
  • Demolition of structures and removal of debris
  • Mining industry

Types of excavators

There are various types of excavators, some of these includes:

  • Compact excavator 

A compact excavator is a tracked or wheeled mini excavator with an approximate weight from 0.7 to 8.5 tonnes. It includes a backfill blade as well as features independent boom swing.

  • Dragline excavator 

A dragline excavator is commonly used in civil engineering and surface mining. They usually falls into two categories; one that are based on standard, lifting cranes, and the heavy ones which have to be built on-site

  • Long reach excavator

Long reach excavator features a long arm that is suits for destruction activities and has the ability of reaching to the top of buildings.

  • Skid steer excavator

Skid steers excavators have booms and buckets that face away from a driver which allows the attachments to reach over the cab instead of around it. This is incredibly useful in more narrow areas and maneuvering tricky turns.

While there are many different types of excavators, their functionalities are still similar. The lifting and digging abilities make them a staple on just about any construction site. Their high cost makes renting them the most cost-effective way for the majority of companies.

They can consider to be very versatile because of the fact that they can use different attachments in different industries and for different application.

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