Excavators are standard heavy machinery found on most construction sites because most construction projects require digging. You’ll need to hire excavators for everything from digging trenches to landscaping and foundation construction. They are necessary machines for virtually every construction job.
Of course, you need to select and hire the best excavator for your construction project. Since excavators have different classes and sizes, you must choose one best suited for your construction site and the work needed.
The Frame and Components
A typical excavator chassis consists of a rotating cab connected to a bucket, boom, and dipper. The bottom of the excavator uses wheels or tracks to move on the ground. Tracks are better for moving across rugged and uneven terrain.
The Type of Excavators
Most excavators are different in size and weight, such as micro excavators, mini excavators, midi excavators, and tracked excavators. Sometimes you may need a small machine like a micro excavator to dig the soil in narrow areas with little maneuverable space. But then you may need a tracked excavator to dig larger amounts of soil from open uneven terrain.
Excavator machines can serve multiple purposes if you remove the digging bucket and replace it with an attachment, such as an auger drill, hydraulic breaker, post driver, or fork. You can usually hire these attachments from the same company where you hire the excavator.
These attachments allow you to use the same excavator machinery to perform several different tasks on your construction site. Then you can save time and money by not hiring additional machinery to perform these tasks.