Earth moving equipments are the machines and tools used in construction, excavation and turf work. These equipments come in many different forms depending on the job to be done. However, there are some vehicles that are considered as common earthmoving equipment. Below is a list of some of them.
This is piece of equipment is used all over the world for so many different jobs such as breaking asphalt and digging holes. Basically, a backhoe can described as a tractor with two arms. One arm connects the bucket while the other arm connects the backhoe. The rear attachment can either be attached permanently or just temporarily. Unlike other earth-moving equipment, the backhoe loader is mostly preferred by many people because its small and versatile.
This machine is mostly used in demolition and digging jobs. These machines are available in different sizes, but with an almost similar design. In most cases, a pivoting cab rests on the undercarriage. An arm extends from the middle of the excavator and is often connected to the bucket. There are also tracks on both sides of the undercarriage and are meant for mobility.
There are a few major differences between an excavator and a backhoe loader. Some of the differences is the arm located in the rear and the presence of track in the excavator. However, the tracks are quite common in certain earth moving equipments but with some few advantages and disadvantages.
One of the biggest reasons why people opt for track-type vehicles is because they are much more efficient compared to the wheeled vehicles, especially on certain terrain types. The track-type vehicles are mostly used on the unleveled ground, such as an unstable ground, or an embankment. However, tracks are more complex that wheels and are often quite expensive to maintain since they easily get damaged.
This earthmoving equipment a many different sizes. It has a tractor style body with a track-type undercarriage. Normally, there is a certain type of metal blade connected to the front of the bulldozer. The metal helps in pushing the heavy loads such as sand and refuse from a demolished building. To accommodate the job, the blades are often switched.
This equipment is used to transport and deposit the necessary materials at the job site. This equipment has many great features that make it one of the most efficient means of transportation. This truck can be driven for long distances at normal speeds and without unnecessary time consumption. Another great feature of this truck is that the loads are easily deposited and with very little effort. The driver can easily perform this without leaving the cab.
This vehicle is also designed to carry loads but of lower quantities compared to the bump truck. These 3-wheeled vehicles are not usually meant for on-road transport. They have a bin at the front and the driver is usually seated behind the load. The driver tilts the bin to empty the contents once the load is ready to be deposited.
From what we have seen there are different earthmoving equipment all for different purposes. The type you choose will depend on the job you want to do.
Darren is a passionate blogger and works as a supplier of earthmoving equipment.