An excavator is probably the first thing you think of when you hear the word “construction.” These giant pieces of equipment are impossible to miss, and do some of the most important work in the building sphere. An excavator can come in many sizes, depending on how much you need to lift.
With technology improving every single day, excavators have come a long way since their initial creation. In this video, we will look at the different types of excavators and their functions.
Excavators are some of the most hardworking machines in the construction industry, and come in a weight range of 7 tons to 130 tons. A standard excavator is built to be a one-size-fits-all machine, being adequate to handle just about any excavation job. A backhoe excavator has a large crane scoop on one side and a plow on the other. This helps construction workers handle two jobs with one machine. A skid steer excavator is one of the most common excavators to find at a construction site, and a spider excavator can adjust each of its legs to handle projects on cliffsides or extremely uneven ground.