A backhoe loader, also called a loader backhoe or tractor backhoe, is a heavy equipment vehicle that consists of a tractor fitted with a bucket on the front and a small backhoe on the back. Due to its relatively small size and versatility, backhoe loaders are very common in urban construction projects. These machines travel on rubber tires, and can actually travel at speeds of approx. 25 mph/40 kmh. This makes these machines very popular where travel between worksites or excavations is required often.
These machines can dig small excavations, dig trenches, and using the loader attachment on the front of the machine can move material such as sand or gravel and can be used to can load trucks.
Excavators, also known as a track hoe, are heavy equipment consisting of a boom, dipperstick, bucket and cab on a rotating platform. The cab sits atop an undercarriage with tracks or wheels. All movement and functions of the excavator are accomplished through the use of hydraulic fluid. The tracked excavator is very versatile in the mining, forestry, construction and pipeline in
Dredging is the activity of excavating underwater bottom sediments and disposing of them at a different location. This technique is often used to keep waterways navigable or reclaim land. There are several types of dr
A trencher is a piece of construction equipment used to dig trenches, typically for laying pipes or cables, or for drainage. Trenchers range in size from walk-behind models to heavy tracked heavy equipment. Trenchers come in two designs, chain trencher or wheel trencher.
A chain trencher cuts with a digging chain that is driven around a rounded metal frame, or boom. It resembles a giant chainsaw. This type of trencher can cut ground that is too hard to cut with a bucket-type excavator. This type of trencher can cut narrow and deep trenches. The angle of the boom can be adjusted to control the depth of the cut. To cut a trench, the boom is held at a fixed angle while the machine creeps slowly.
Wheeled excavators offer mobility to travel up to 23 mph (37km/h) and can move quickly from job to job minimizing the need for additional transportation. They are ideally suited for a number of applications, like ditch cleaning or road maintenance that require travel while using a work tool.