Here at Carsburg Earthmoving, we have a lot of earthmoving equipment for hire. We have drotts, backhoes, Bobcats, and tip trucks, just to name a few. But today, we will be taking a look at excavators. This might help with your Brisbane earthmoving equipment hire decisions. What is an excavator? And what types can you hire?
What is an excavator?
An excavator is a type of heavy construction machinery. At the base of the excavator sits tracks (or wheels), on which a rotating platform called the “house” is positioned. On the house there is a boom, a dipper and bucket, and a cab where the operator sits.
The movements of an excavator are usually accomplished through a series of hydraulic cylinders and a hydraulic motor that use hydraulic fluid to move the various parts of the machinery.
Types and configurations
The types of excavators available today are seemingly endless. Firstly, they come in a huge range of sizes. For smaller home jobs, a ‘compact’ type may be enough, but for larger industrial jobs, sizes can go much, much bigger.
Most of the components of an excavator can be varied to suit the needs of the job. Length and type of the boom and dipper can vary. The type of bucket can also be changed. For example, if the material that will be dug is smooth, a straight-edge bucket can be used to clean up and level the area. Whereas a bucket with teeth may be needed for harder materials. The teeth can break through rocks and harder ground. There are countless other attachments that can be used for all manner of excavation work.
Have a chat to the team at Carsburg today, and they will be able to help you find the right excavator for your job.