Dirt Moving Equipment – An Important Part of The Construction Industry

We all must have been at some or the other construction site and have witnessed dirt all around the place. Well, the dirt comes from machine that excavates the earth and dumps it all at one place so that it can be later taken off from there and dumped in a dump yard. The importance of dirt moving equipment was always felt in the construction segment without which the work that is done in days will take years to complete. Companies such as Caterpillar, John Deere, Komatsu etc are known for manufacturing highly sophisticated and user friendly dirt moving equipments.

In order to construct a building, you need a strong base and to get the strong base, you need to dig deep inside the earth which is only possible with the help of dirt moving equipment. Though, other heavy equipment also come handy during this process, the major role is played by none other than the dirt moving equipments. Let us understand the different types of dirt moving equipment available with construction companies and how they are effective in removing huge pile of dirt from the surface of the earth.

Dirt moving equipment like backhoe loader plays an instrumental role in excavating and moving the dirt using the bucket in the front and dumping it in the desired place. A backhoe loader is the equipment that is used throughout the world for breaking asphalt and also for digging the earth’s surface. One of the unique features of the backhoe loader is that it has an arm in the rear which can be removed anytime, thus making it versatile in nature. This equipment is renowned for its versatility and for high performance even at extreme weather conditions. Be it snowy or it rains heavily, you can make maximum use of it.

Another intrinsic feature of a backhoe loader is that it is small in size as compared to other dirt moving equipment. Therefore, in order to dig deep in the earth especially in a location which can’t allow big machines to maneuver easily, a backhoe loader comes handy.

Then we have excavators which are used extensively for excavating works. These excavators are used by big construction companies working on huge projects. They ideally use 2-3 excavators of different models in order to get the work done. An excavator is not only used for digging purposes but is also used to demolish old construction. This is perhaps the only dirt moving equipment which has the ability to knock down old settlements and also deep dig inside the earth and move the dirt from one place to the other. An excavator runs on tracks which move with the machine.

We also have bulldozers which can be used as dirt moving equipment. They come in different sizes and have the ability to move huge stock of rocks that are usually the leftovers of a knocked down property. They have a metal blade in front of the dozer which is used to push the debris. These blades can be changed on basis of the kind of work it has to perform.

About the Author:

B & R Equipment Co.

3100 Keller Hicks Rd.

Fort Worth, TX 76244

817-379-1340 office

817-379-2734 fax