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Excavators And Their Attachments

If you have seen an excavator or excavators at work then you will know they are quite powerful and can excavate trenches fairly quickly. What you may not be aware of is the range of attachments that can be added to the equipment. These attachments provide for a wide range of tasks that an excavator can perform. Attachments include:

  • Jackhammers: Jackhammers are used to break up material such as hard earth, rock or concrete;
  • Shovels: Hydraulic mining excavators often use shovels;
  • Grapples: Grapples are similar to claws and are used to grasp objects such as trees or tree stumps;
  • Augers: Augers are similar to a drill bit, and are used to drill through materials to help break them up.

Operating these attachments is not difficult and often taught on the job. Using the attachments is often the easy part. The difficult part can often be the process of attaching and removing the attachment.

ATS Heavy Equipment Training Schools provide training for all heavy equipment including excavators.

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