The Uses of Excavators: From Diggers to Demolition

4/23/2023

The Uses of Excavators: From Diggers to Demolition

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As one of the most versatile pieces of construction equipment, excavators have been widely used in various industries and applications over the years. This plant machinery comes in different sizes and shapes and is designed to perform different tasks, from digging trenches and foundations to demolition and debris removal.  

What are excavators used for?

In this article, our excavator suppliers will explore the different uses of this machinery and how they have revolutionised the construction industry.

Excavators for Digging

Excavators are primarily used for digging and excavation purposes. Ideal for digging trenches, foundations, and holes for underground utilities such as pipes, cables, and wires. They can also be used for digging ditches for drainage systems and for digging pits for swimming pools and ponds.

Excavators are equipped with buckets that can be easily changed to suit different excavation needs for your building projects. The bucket size and shape can be modified to increase digging capacity and accuracy, making them ideal for precision digging and excavation tasks.

If you are looking for excavators for sale, our industry professionals at Hamstead Plant can advise you on the best piece of equipment and ensure that it meets the needs of your business.  

Demolition

This construction equipment is also used for demolition purposes, where they can easily tear down and remove buildings, bridges, and other structures. Similarly, they can be beneficial for removing concrete slabs, driveways, and other hard surfaces that you come across as building contractors.

Excavators are equipped with hydraulic hammers or breakers, which allow them to break through tough materials such as concrete, asphalt, and steel. They can also be equipped with grapples and shears, which make it easier to handle and transport demolition debris.

For demolition projects, the team at Hamstead Plant can provide you with new or used excavators to get the job done properly and efficiently.  

Landscaping

Excavators are also used for landscaping purposes, where they can be used for grading, levelling, and shaping terrain. Typically known for digging ponds, building retaining walls, and creating terraced gardens, investing in a new excavator for sale can enhance your construction abilities and offerings to private and public customers.  

The machines are typically equipped with grading blades, rippers, and backhoes and can come fitted with special attachments such as tree shears, mulchers, and stump grinders.

Mining

Widely popular for mining purposes, they can be used for digging and extracting minerals from the earth. They can be used for open-pit mining, where large quantities of minerals are extracted from the surface, or for underground mining, where minerals are extracted from underground tunnels and shafts.

New or used excavators used for mining are typically equipped with larger buckets and hydraulic shovels, which allow them to extract large quantities of minerals in a short period of time. They can also be fitted with specialised attachments such as rock drills, crushers, and conveyor systems.

Contact us for construction equipment

If you’re looking for excavators for sale, discover the range of construction machinery available at Hamstead Plant. Contacting reliable excavator suppliers is essential in ensuring that you can take on building projects and have the right tools behind you for a smooth, efficient operation.  

Get in touch with us for excavators and other machinery in the UK.

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