Earth Moving and Excavating Equipment and Machinery

A mobile and power-propelled vehicle which is designed to carry, dig, spread or move earth or material is generally known as earth moving equipment. Projects such as airports, docking yards or dams, railways, roads, residential sites, agricultural activities, etc. which involves huge amount of earth movement can be easily carried out with the help of earthmoving and excavating equipment and machinery. Industries such as mining and construction constantly improves the productivity, efficiency and safety of the earth moving equipment and machinery.
 
Types and features of equipment and machinery:
Earth Moving and Excavating Equipment and Machinery
Excavators:
  • This type of excavating equipment can be utilized over wheels or treads and are used mostly to shovel dirt or to lift heavy pieces of machinery. 
  • This type of excavating equipment are usually obvious for their long bucket arm attached to a cab which pivots.
  • Excavators are generally operated by a worker who has high visibility over the work area from the cab.
Backhoe loaders:
  • This type of earth moving equipment are mounted on tires and shares many similarities with tractors. 
  • The main difference is that the backhoe loaders contains a shovel at the front which can be adjusted and a bucket at the rear which is generally used for digging.
Bulldozers:
  • Generally this type of earth moving equipment are believed to be the most heavy duty machines.
  • Bulldozers are incredibly strong and the best choice for shifting large amounts of dirt on sites of the wide open spaces, rough grading and grinding rock.
Skid steer loaders:
  • This is used for a wide range of purposes compared to all heavy earth moving machinery.
  • Skid steer loaders help to lower soil compaction and works well in difficult conditions such as snow or mud.
Motor graders:
  • This equipment are identical by their longer adjustable blade which is used to make the surfaces smoother.
  • This excavating machinery also feature an additional blade which is generally used for mining underneath the ground.
Trenchers:
  • This type of earth moving equipment are mostly used to dig trenches before pipes are laid down.
  • Trenchers are highly versatile and can be utilized as alternating digging functions according to the needs.

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