The Different Uses of Excavators

Did you know there are seven different types of excavators manufactured across the world? Buying the right excavator for your needs can sometimes be a difficult task if you don’t know what you need and what you’re looking for.
Because there are so many different types of excavators on the market, with each one designed for a specific purpose, it can be hard to know which one is right for you.

In this guide, we’ll take you through the many applications of excavators to help make your decision easier.
Whether you’re looking for an excavator to dig trenches for foundations, or you need a machine that can handle demolition work, at Goscor Earthmoving Equipment, we have the perfect machine for you.

Why are excavators the most valuable tool on a construction site?

Excavators are known as the jack-of-all-trades on site because they ae powerful machines that can do a variety of jobs. Standard excavators have a moving arm or dipper which is attached to a bucket on one end and a boom on the other. The boom is operated by a operator that sits in the cab and it can then direct the bucket to wherever it needs to go to work.

Excavators can also handle a range of different attachments being placed on them, making them even more versatile. When it comes to excavator uses they can no many kinds of jobs, including:

  • Digging
  • Trenching
  • Material handling
  • Land clearing
  • Levelling

Different Applications of Excavators by Industry

Thanks to the versatility of excavators, they can be used across a variety of industries. If you’re wondering what excavators are used for, there are five main industries and applications that rely on excavators daily.

#1 – Construction

Excavators are used extensively, and most commonly, used in the construction industry for digging trenches, foundations, and removing earth for new buildings or roadways. When a tract of land is ready for building to take place, excavators are used to dig large holes and trenches into which foundations will be laid.

#2 – Mining

Excavators are used extensively in open-cast mining. They extract coal, ore, and other natural minerals from mines and quarries that are being excavated for their materials.

#3 – Landscaping

Excavators are used to level ground to prepare for landscaping or farming. This can include clearing of earth like removing trees and stumps, digging ponds and ditches for planting or agriculture too.

# 4 – Environmental Clean-up

Sadly, it is a reality that environmental clean-ups on large, extensive scales do take place across our Earth. Excavators are used to clean up oil spills and other environmental disasters when they happen and ensure that the process goes as quickly as possible to avoid as much death and destruction as possible.

#5 – Military

In the military, excavators are used for excavation work on battlefields and minefields. They can be safely used to clear these areas of debris to make these areas safe for civilians to enter.

How to get the best out of your excavator

Maintaining your excavator properly, will enable you to get the best out of your machine for years to come. Here are our top maintenance tips for getting the best out of your excavator:

  • Create a regular servicing schedule for your machine and stick to it – never miss a service
  • Clean the machine with a high pressure washer after every use including removing mud, dirt and build-up from the undercarriage and bucket
  • Check air filters and oil levels on your excavator regularly
  • Test all safety features and warning lights regularly

If you’re in need of an excavator manufactured to the highest, international standards, look no further than the Goscor Earthmoving Equipment range of SANY excavators for sale and rent.

Contact us today to find out more about Goscor Earthmoving Equipment.