The shovel, also called backhoe or excavator, is a construction machine used for earthmoving. Being a mechanical or hydraulic excavator, in construction work, the excavator digs the ground and extracts soil and rubble. Depending on the accessories, it can also drill into the ground, handle materials, cut scrap metal, etc.
An excavator consists of a carrier frame, on tracks or on tires, a power unit, a turret, a cabin and an articulated arm consisting of an arrow and a dipper. Most often equipped with a backhoe bucket, the arm can benefit from a wide variety of equipment: auger, hydraulic rock breaker, grapple, shears, clamshell, sorting grapple ... fixed with the hitch rapid which can be mechanical or hydraulic.
Hydraulic Mechanical Excavator: Types
Crawler excavators are the most powerful models; among them are the mining excavators which are the largest models of excavators in existence. Wheeled excavators are more manoeuvrable but less powerful. Mini excavators are used on small sites, for example by private individuals. There are also excavators designed for specific use: material handling excavators (handling waste or scrap metal), demolition excavators (equipped with specific tools and a long reach dipper), rail / road excavators (for work on railways), spider shovels (for work on steep terrain or in the mountains).
Developed at the end of the 19th century, the hydraulic power shovel replaced the cable shovel which is much less used today.
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Used construction excavators ads
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Offering significantly more mobility than a backhoe loader, the used construction excavator differs from the latter by the cab / implement rotation possibilities which allow great flexibility.
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Crawler excavator or wheel excavator?
Among the excavators, we differentiate the crawler excavator and the wheel excavator. The choice of your machine will be impacted by the needs on your site.
The used wheel excavator allows you to travel on public roads legally. If you think you have to make many trips in a short time for the needs of your site, it is therefore more suitable.
The crawler excavator is much more common than the wheel excavator. It is less mobile, and is therefore more suitable for static and long construction sites. If you want to buy or rent a used construction excavator for winter excavation work on muddy ground, the crawler excavator will be more suited to your expectations. This is because the weight of the excavator is distributed better on the tracks than on the tires, so you prevent it from sinking or getting stuck.
The best brands of used construction excavators
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