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Excavation Equipment

Choosing Excavation Equipment

When you are getting ready to work on an excavation project, you will want to make sure you choose the best equipment for that specific project. Buildings, overpasses, bridges, and roads all require a strong foundation. The start of a strong foundation is excavation.

Excavation experts must handle the earthmoving, digging, and grading to prepare the site. Excavating encompasses a variety of tasks, including excavating gravel pits to help build roads, smoothing parcels of land for building homes or businesses, or working on an overpass or a bridge.

The Tools Used For Excavation

There are several different kinds of tools for excavating. Skid steers, track loaders, mini excavators, backhoes, graders, and dozers are among those that are more commonly used for excavation work. Here is a rundown of some of the most popular excavation equipment:

  • Backhoes – Backhoes are the standard for making trenches, backfilling areas, digging, and moving materials across the work site.
  • Skid steers – Skid steers are small machines that have to lift arms able to dig, carry materials, and scoop. The scoop will grab anything on the ground quickly, such as rock or gravel, and then reach high enough to load it into a truck.
  • Mini excavators – These machines feature a base scoop for digging and a bucket for hauling, help move materials, and grade the land parcels easily.
  • Multi-terrain loaders – These are stronger machines that can get to those challenging remote worksites where compact track loaders aren’t able to go. These machines are designed to climb steeper grades and move across bumpier terrain and then do moving, scooping, digging, and pushing for your project.
  • Compact track loaders – These are great for pushing around materials, grading a surface, and leveling out the land. You can use these for home landscaping projects and work great in the smaller areas for roadwork.

At ATS, we offer training for those wanting to operate heavy equipment. We help those who are interested in a career in excavating. Call us today at (800) 383-7364 to learn more about our training programs.

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