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About Earthmoving Equipment

You use earthmoving equipment for digging and transporting dirt. Also known as earthmovers, these machines are equipped with many attachments that perform precise functions. They are easy to operate, but a trained and licensed operator may be required for larger earthmoving equipment.

Types of Earthmovers

Several different types of earthmoving equipment can be used to dig, push, and transport dirt. Some of the most common types of earthmovers are:

  • Bulldozer: This earthmover has a shovel-like blade affixed to the front that pushes dirt. These machines are very powerful and can move large amounts of earth over tough terrain.
  • Excavator: This type of earthmoving equipment uses a scoop to dig and move dirt. The operator sits high up in the cab to view the work site.
  • Loader: This earthmover features a shovel at the front to shift dirt. Loaders are usually used for smaller jobs in tighter spaces and may also feature buckets in the rear for digging.
  • Motor grader: A motor grader is used to grade and move small amounts of dirt finely. They are commonly used when preparing a flat surface.
  • Trencher: A trencher uses a bucket to dig trenches. Different digging functions are usually available to suit the job at hand.

Uses for Earthmovers

Earthmovers are often used in mining and on construction sites. When land needs to be prepared for building structures, several earthmovers are typically used to move and shift dirt out of the way.

Some earthmovers have very specific functions. For example, a trencher is most commonly used to prepare trenches before installing pipes, while motor graders are usually employed to flatten a surface before laying asphalt.

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