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What are the Different Types of Earth Moving Equipment

Earth moving equipment is machines and tools that are often used in construction, turf, and excavation work. Different types of jobs require different earth moving equipment. Unless a specific job type is being considered, it is difficult to consider anything to be standard. There are, however, some vehicles that can be considered common earth moving equipment.

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Earth moving equipment is machines and tools that are often used in construction, turf, and excavation work. Different types of jobs require different earth moving equipment. Unless a specific job type is being considered, it is difficult to consider anything to be standard. There are, however, some vehicles that can be considered common earth moving equipment.

A backhoe loader is an example of a piece of equipment that is used around the world for a wide range of jobs which include digging holes or breaking asphalt. A backhoe loader is tractor with an arm connecting a bucket to the front and another arm connecting a backhoe in the rear. This rear attachment may either be permanent or removable. In comparison with some other earth moving equipment, a backhoe loader is often appreciated for being relatively small but versatile. An excavator is a machine that may also be used for digging or demolition. Excavators can come in a number of sizes, but tend to be designed the same. Usually there is a pivoting cab that rests on an undercarriage. Extending from the middle is an arm that is usually connected to a bucket. On each side of the undercarriage are tracks that are used for mobility. Apart from the arm in the rear, another major difference between a backhoe loader and an excavator are the tracks. Tracks are common for certain earth moving equipment. There are advantages and disadvantages, however.